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I would love to see a building much like the Frost Bank Building being built in Austin. I think it is a perfect addition to our downtown landscape. I'm worried all of the new condo complexes look so modern that we lose some of the conservative flair that Charlotte has.

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http://www.dudapaine.com/home.html

and click Commercial and it's the 2nd row down

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I would love to see a building much like the Frost Bank Building being built in Austin. I think it is a perfect addition to our downtown landscape. I'm worried all of the new condo complexes look so modern that we lose some of the conservative flair that Charlotte has.

Visit

http://www.dudapaine.com/home.html

and click Commercial and it's the 2nd row down

while i think charlotte could stand to go more modern than anything we've seen... i do agree that the frost bank is dandy looking tower. the spire is majestic. the ground level seems a little sterile, but man - i'd take it.

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Any other good ideas on building specs? I would love to see new buildings in other cities that would be a great addition to the uptown Charlotte landscape.

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What is Two Corporate Center, on the very bottom row of commercial? It says it's in Charlotte.

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What is Two Corporate Center, on the very bottom row of commercial? It says it's in Charlotte.

I was a bit confused because it looks like it's in the spot slated for the Ritz.

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That Frost Bank Building is way too short, it looks stubby. Charlotte needs a building like 30 Hudson Street in Jersey City, a few buildings like 7 WTC in NYC, and that big black tower in Seattle.

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I like the Frost too. However I feel it is not tall enough for Charlotte's skyline. And at 40 stories or so, it might lose it's charm.........

I agree with your premise that Charlotte needs more classic high-rise architecture. 210 Trade and Wachovia will be modern. Hopefully a new project around the corner might bring back a little more classicism, so that the skyline doesn't become completely modern like Houston's.

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That Frost Bank Building is way too short, it looks stubby. Charlotte needs a building like 30 Hudson Street in Jersey City, a few buildings like 7 WTC in NYC, and that big black tower in Seattle.

The Goldman Sachs Buiding is too plain for my taste. I would like to see something more like the New World Trade Center in Shanghai. Modern is not my thing, however, I think this was tastefully done and looks great at night.

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I personally like the "old school" look of the Trump Tower. I think we need height but also stick with the classic feel. I love the patina iron work at the top!

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What is Two Corporate Center, on the very bottom row of commercial? It says it's in Charlotte.

It was BoA's original site plan for their second corporate center, it got shot down, fell through, didn't happen for whatever reason and now they are building the Ritz there. You win some, you lose some.

My choice for a spec tower would easily be the World Tower (The green and black one) in Sydney.

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That's such an amazing tower. I would love any art deco tower.

Edit: I'm talking about that Trump Tower.

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I would love to see a high-rise like Toronto's Sapphire Tower (the latest version) in Charlotte's CBD.

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I would love to see a high-rise like Toronto's Sapphire Tower (the latest version) in Charlotte's CBD.

I can't see something that new age ever flying here in Charlotte. Baby steps.

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Again I always say I like classic over comtempory, however, the One Wall Centre in Vancouver is quite amazing. I was just there a few months ago. Impressive.

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Also, the new Sofitel Hotel building is impressive in NYC. The design could work for commercial space as well. It's great from the street (the entrance) as well as adding to the skyline. I think we have topped ourselves out with high end hotels uptown for a while with the Westin and the Ritz.

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Here's the question....

How long do you think it will take the Omni and Marriott to do a full scale renovation of their hotels. They are just HORRIBLE. I would never recommend anyone staying in them. The Hyatt connected to Wachovia isn't bad but not inthe most prime location (right now). Once the EpiCenter is complete they will get more business.

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I can't see something that new age ever flying here in Charlotte. Baby steps.

problem is.. "baby steps" and "modern" don't work together. charlotte has been baby steppin' for a long time now... its time for full throttle - into the FUTURE!

while, i can appreciate the trump tower posted above.... i think it would stick out more than anything in charlotte. in terms of architecture... charlotte is a new city, and we have never embraced the past. we are the city with the invisible history.

aussie, thanks for posting the pic of world tower/sydney. not my favorite angle, but that building is awesome.

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aussie, thanks for posting the pic of world tower/sydney. not my favorite angle, but that building is awesome.

Thanks, that's the only one of my own that I had of it, didn't feel like ripping another site off.

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What is Two Corporate Center, on the very bottom row of commercial? It says it's in Charlotte.

Click on the commercial link of Duda Paine's website. You'll find an image of a proposed BofA Corporate Center 2 that won't be bult since that is where the Ritz is going.

http://www.dudapaine.com/home.html

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