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Mocked up at roughly 646' in height.

I almost forgot what this thread was about... Here's a reminder for those who have forgotten. 

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On 6/30/2020 at 9:26 AM, Tyree Ricardo said:

oh I should have responded to this, there is two floors of retail facing college. 

Speaking of retail, I was walking by DEC1 and noticed that all the retail on stonewall and church have never been developed. What’s the deal there? Not enough people living in that area yet? 

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1 hour ago, Yeahdoug said:

Speaking of retail, I was walking by DEC1 and noticed that all the retail on stonewall and church have never been developed. What’s the deal there? Not enough people living in that area yet? 

One spot used to be Emzy (Asian restaurant) that closed down and the other spot was part of the Charlotte athletic club which I’m not sure is still there either. 

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The Asian restaurant is still there I think next to museum tower, but next to it all down church and then around corner down stonewall is empty. Is that where the athletic club was? It doesn’t look like from the old signage that anything has been there for a while. 

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1 hour ago, Yo Diaz! said:

 Also, I’m still wondering if this will be all post tension concrete formed or if they will switch to the precast floor system they used At DEC? Which could speed it up a bit more.

I heard it will be precast like at DEC. 

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1 hour ago, Yo Diaz! said:


I still think 6-10 by Christmas. Perhaps even 12. Coming out of the ground always takes the longest. And there is some fancy form work at different heights it looks like from the ground floor to the second floor. Once they get above that to the more repeatable floor form work it should go a quicker. Keep in mind this is a much bigger building than the JW Marriott which averaged about a floor a week. Also, I’m still wondering if this will be all post tension concrete formed or if they will switch to the precast floor system they used At DEC? Which could speed it up a bit more.
(All this depending of course on wether or not anything happens to cause delays or shutdowns of the site m).


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3 hours ago, norm21499 said:

Didn't someone say the floor count had increased though? Did the floor count actually decrease?

That's what the previous info was on the tower. More floors but the same height. Hopefully the decrease doesn't stick.

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That’s still pretty tall.

It is and I’m glad but also disappointed. Perhaps there are some legit reasons for losing some height.
It was supposed to be 40 floors and 660’ I think. Now down to 609’. In the scheme of things on a several hundreds of millions dollars new construction building how much are they saving by shaving 51’. Even if that 50ft is in the loss of a floor or two.
In a case like this I can’t help but think that some talks were had and deals made to keep it a little shorter than the new Bank of America Tower aka LU1 which it is in close proximity to.


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1 hour ago, Yo Diaz! said:


It is and I’m glad but also disappointed. Perhaps there are some legit reasons for losing some height.
It was supposed to be 40 floors and 660’ I think. Now down to 609’. In the scheme of things on a several hundreds of millions dollars new construction building how much are they saving by shaving 51’. Even if that 50ft is in the loss of a floor or two.
In a case like this I can’t help but think that some talks were had and deals made to keep it a little shorter than the new Bank of America Tower aka LU1 which it is in close proximity to.


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None of it makes any sense, especially if the added floor count is true.  Why would Childress-Klein be beholden to Lincoln-Harris for any reason?  Plus hasn’t this tower already been pre-sold?   So the $675M purchase price now will deliver a smaller leasable product?  It’s all weird. 

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It is and I’m glad but also disappointed. Perhaps there are some legit reasons for losing some height.
It was supposed to be 40 floors and 660’ I think. Now down to 609’. In the scheme of things on a several hundreds of millions dollars new construction building how much are they saving by shaving 51’. Even if that 50ft is in the loss of a floor or two.
In a case like this I can’t help but think that some talks were had and deals made to keep it a little shorter than the new Bank of America Tower aka LU1 which it is in close proximity to.


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It hasn’t been 660 in a long time, most recent before this was 631’10”


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I was worried they had VE’d the sloped roof, thank goodness they haven’t. That said, it doesn’t look as dramatic an angle but still looks good! Shame about the height though. 
 
They also appear to have got rid of that weird textured box thing facing Tryon. 
 
And, from this Brit living here in Charlotte, Happy Traitors’ Day! 

That weird textured box was going to covered in media mesh, so I’m very sad it’s gone.


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On 7/4/2020 at 12:20 PM, CLT704 said:

I was worried they had VE’d the sloped roof, thank goodness they haven’t. That said, it doesn’t look as dramatic an angle but still looks good! Shame about the height though. 
 

 

There's a small development of about six, 600' towers on the Upper West Side of Manhattan that have very similar roof lines if you're curious to see how DEC2 should look when it's completed.

https://waterlinesquare.com/

 

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42 minutes ago, norm21499 said:

Any idea why this thing is being VE'd so much?  Is the economy the big factor, or is it a combination of things?

I’m curious as well, but not surprised in the least.  Ambitious plans and splashy renderings rarely turn out as promised.  This is starting to sound like 1BAC that was going to have some really cool lighting or some other neat features  (as noted by others here) then 2008 hit and it got dumbed down.  Still a strong piece of work, but not fully realized.  Lots of world-altering events happening so frequently recently to not have effects on these projects as they are in planning or progress.   Like trying to thread a needle.  

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