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Building Nicknames

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I like the "jukebox" as well. In some ways, I think it can leave more of an impression (a good one) than the beloved BOA tower.

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Just curious...other than the "Jukebox" building and the "Darth Vader" building, are there any more towers in Charlotte that have nicknames?

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Just curious...other than the "Jukebox" building and the "Darth Vader" building, are there any more towers in Charlotte that have nicknames?

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Well, there is the Taj McColl (BofA Corporate), the Pencil Stub (525 N. Tryon), and the Cheese Wedge (Char-Meck Gov't Center). I have heard Hearst referred to as the "giant phallus", but don't think it's used all that often.

I tried to coin a quick witted nick-name for the new arena, but all I come up with is "big ugly hulking brick monolith on East Trade". Don't really think it will catch on.

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While visiting the Darth Vader building numerous times, I've had the pleasure of having my way with Darths daughter: Elli Vader :lol:

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Just curious...other than the "Jukebox" building and the "Darth Vader" building, are there any more towers in Charlotte that have nicknames?

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I've heard Hearst Tower referred to as both the Batman building and the Gotham City building. I guess its the art deco/comic book/film noir look it has? Plus, it has those little "ears" on top that are somewhat cowl-like....

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Yes. The BofA building has a vulgur nickname that includes McColl's name as well. :huh: It's not something one would say in polite company.

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There's the ever lasting "Big Gold Building" on Independence that's constantly referred to in car commericals and also the pink glassed building right on 277 but I haven't heard of a nickname for it.

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There's the ever lasting "Big Gold Building" on Independence that's constantly referred to in car commericals and also the pink glassed building right on 277 but I haven't heard of a nickname for it.

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haha - that reminds me of a carpet store commercial that Bob & Sherri used to do. "We're the Ugly Blue Building on Independence" or something like that. Which, is actually not that helpful in narrowing down the location....

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There's the ever lasting "Big Gold Building" on Independence that's constantly referred to in car commericals and also the pink glassed building right on 277 but I haven't heard of a nickname for it.

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Yeah, what is the deal with those ugly gold windows? It must have been all the rage in the early 70s, as I believe this tower is circa 1972 or so. The gold windowed 400 S. Tryon was built around 1974.

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I over-heard a tourist refer to the Hearst tower as "the Q-tip building"

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Yeah, what is the deal with those ugly gold windows?  It must have been all the rage in the early 70s, as I believe this tower is circa 1972 or so.  The gold windowed 400 S. Tryon was built around 1974.

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The building formerlly known as The Wachovia Bldg (pre First Union) and one of the tallest towers in CLT, also has gold windows.

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I really like the gold windows too........very unique......only wish the building was 15-20 stories taller!

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Ive also heard someone call the hearst tower the baseball bat.

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I have always called the BofA Corporate tower "The giant dildo." Think about it for a second. The building looks like one from a distance. I think the guys at BofA wanted to make up for something ;-)

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I think all skyscrapers are essentially phallic symbols (power).

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