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The more I look at it the uglier it gets.  No hate for its shortcomings though like I have for LU1 and Ally's issues. Those make my blood boil.  This just ho hum.

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The misaligned windows make its look weird and displeasing. Perhaps if the actual chunk of floors were offset from each other to form a cantilever design (similar to the UNC CHARLOTTE campus for reference) it would look more natural. Since the windows themselves wouldn’t be offset just the chunks of floors. As for the gray and white color scheme on the sides of the building could have been one color. White looks nicer than the gray IMO.


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The misaligned windows make its look weird and displeasing. Perhaps if the actual chunk of floors were offset from each other to form a cantilever design (similar to the UNC CHARLOTTE campus for reference) it would look more natural. Since the windows themselves wouldn’t be offset just the chunks of floors. As for the gray and white color scheme on the sides of the building could have been one color. White looks nicer than the gray IMO.


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Looks like something out of Chernobyl. I like it. :D 

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9 hours ago, norm21499 said:

Man that elevator shaft looks soooo tall lol

I noticed it yesterday because they painted it white and WOW does it pop. Blended in much better when it was raw concrete.

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2 hours ago, j-man said:

......what are you talking about “becoming the hood?” And why is this in this thread? Wrong apartments. 

I think she means "crime-prone," projecting an unsafe perception.  Perhaps not exactly the right thread, but given there aren't tons of Uptown residential developments and given the fact that all of us on this thread probably want tons more people living in the area branded as "Uptown," we should be concerned with back-to-back incidents at a place like Uptown 550.  Does this potentially impact demand at the Lennar development, or at the other Northwood Properties project at Trade and Graham?  If the Uptown 550 incidents were completely random, what does that mean for a Convention Center expansion project and outsiders' perception of that area?  Is Stonewall becoming a battlefield?  Personally, I feel like Charlotte might be spiraling a bit, and I'm not sure of the remedy. 

As awful as these incidents were, is it standard for local news to report on such incidents anywhere they happen in Charlotte?  Or is this Uptown's special coverage?

 

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10 hours ago, Heather said:

https://www.fox46.com/charlotte/large-police-presence-at-uptown-550/

This place becoming the hood in Uptown. Had car jacking there other week 

IMO, incidents like these are a result of who the apartments are leased to and who these apartment renters hang around. The article in the link states that the guy robbed in the parking deck and was shot walking to his apartment, was found to be renting the apartment under a fraudulent identity and was banned from the building. What kind of crimes was the resident involved in that he used a fraudulent identity to rent an apartment in Uptown?  The people commuting these crimes are either residents of the building, or are associated with people who are residents in the building.

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This was a screenshot from a drone video I saw on YouTube. Their info is in the left bottom corner. 

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15 minutes ago, j-man said:

This was a screenshot from a drone video I saw on YouTube. Their info is in the left bottom corner. 

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All of those empty lots make you realize that this part of Uptown really is the last frontier, thanks to Levine.....

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The rents would would have to be pretty amazing compared to anywhere else Uptown or South End to live here.  Hope LMC knows what it was doing.  All that EFS though may help keep them below market rate in rent maybe ;/

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On 1/10/2021 at 7:14 AM, gman430 said:

Looks like something out of Chernobyl. I like it. :D 

Considering some of the angles where there are barren parking lots behind it, this is a PERFECT description!!!

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3 hours ago, QCxpat said:

Today 8:35 a.m.

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I've tried and tried, and I desperately want to have an open mind, but I really despise the way this building looks.  I'd take 4-story brick-front townhomes around a central courtyard on this block and all the surrounding ones, with perhaps the option for 1st floor commercial space, over this cardboard jenga set any day of the week.  Still happy to get the additional residents if they actually lease these units, and I hope that surrounding developments in the future eventually minimize the visual impact of this one.   

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