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That red, red clay. When I moved here after growing up in the Midwest with its beautiful black friable soil I came to a moving appreciation for the grave diggers of this region. To dig 4-5 feet into this hard, shovel bending clay mass and then with just a light rain becoming like tallow and needing assistance to be pulled from the hole seemed a nasty and depressing way to make a living.

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59 minutes ago, AirNostrumMAD said:

I wonder what the “back” of this project will look like 

the back is 6 floors of David Furman designed apartments. Should look fine.

Not sure if Love, or absolutely hate.

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3 hours ago, tarhoosier said:

That red, red clay. When I moved here after growing up in the Midwest with its beautiful black friable soil I came to a moving appreciation for the grave diggers of this region. To dig 4-5 feet into this hard, shovel bending clay mass and then with just a light rain becoming like tallow and needing assistance to be pulled from the hole seemed a nasty and depressing way to make a living.

The insidious bull tallow, the bane of our existence.   

https://ui.uncc.edu/story/piedmont-nc-soils-bull-tallow

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3 hours ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

the back is 6 floors of David Furman designed apartments. Should look fine.

Not sure if Love, or absolutely hate.

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I'm profoundly bad at "reading" these types of plans but it looks pretty good to me.

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This video is great for this fantastic project may not be the tallest but this is destined to be one of the best new office buildings in the city.   Check out that office space fly throughs and views. 

If this has been posted already my apologies for I have not seen this until today 

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This is a cool looking project!  But I thought at first the base 2 story sections were renovations to existing buildings incorporated in the new project.  But I guess not, seems kinda fake and gimmicky.  Is there some significance of this site to a railyard?? 

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No railyard was ever in this area from what I know.  However the southend area was one of the first industrial areas of Charlotte that I do know.  Nebel Hoisery mills aka the Design Center and Lance Cookie and Cracker plant aka Factory South condos.  I had relatives work in both factories. 

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I was hoping to see way more than 100 micro units here, but I know the market's gotta start somewhere. I'm assuming this project's success will act as a catalyst for more intense micro style projects to come.

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5 hours ago, KJHburg said:

Today from their OxBlue cam another tower to watch rise. 

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Is there a link to the webcam?

EDIT: Never mind. Found it here.

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8 hours ago, KJHburg said:

This video is great for this fantastic project may not be the tallest but this is destined to be one of the best new office buildings in the city.   Check out that office space fly throughs and views. 

If this has been posted already my apologies for I have not seen this until today 

How do you embed a video like that? You can send it in a direct mail if you want.

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10 minutes ago, Donpaul said:

Does anyone know if the front of the Railyard will be facing S.Tryon Street or Winnifred Street? 

South Tryon Street. Winnifred will be Apartments.  I posted elevations somewhere on this site. lol

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I'm thinking this may go up without a tower crane....that large mobile crane may be all that's used, especially if it's steel beams...of which, a few were delivered to the site today.

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Based on the rendering it’s 8 floors, but thought they had flexibility to expand to 10 if there was enough leasing interest.  Now that it’s going vertical, I’m curious if they were able to expand.

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