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Ally Charlotte Center (f/k/a Tryon Place) - 26 floors - 427'

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2 hours ago, Miesian Corners said:

I'm starting to believe the developers/architects have figured out they really screwed up the "crown". There is no legitimate excuse as to why the screening wouldn't be complete by now otherwise.

I had this same thought.  I couldn’t imagine a developer or architect wanting to leave it’s name on this project, if THAT is the finished product of the “crown”. 

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6 hours ago, JorgiPorgi said:

I had this same thought.  I couldn’t imagine a developer or architect wanting to leave it’s name on this project, if THAT is the finished product of the “crown”. 

Agreed. I think they went back to the drawing board when the first screening went up. Hopefully it means a better final product.

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22 minutes ago, CharlotteWkndBuzz said:

I don't know if the delay is because of a redesign or not, but I think the video board crown would set this building apart from the others.  Ally can't compete with LU1 or DEC with lighting effects, however, they could set the bar at a whole new level with wrap-around video board crown.  Someone posted a video on here a long time ago and it looked awesome.  Similarly, the Salesforce Tower in SF has that technology.    Would be pretty spectacular imo if they did that to Ally...imagine the visibility from Southend and 277.  Could have Ally scrolling across the crown or stock ticker at times or other animations/visual effects.  Would be unique and a clt first. 

Some places have regulations against signs that have video/movement/flashing, etc. as to not distract motorists. I'm not sure if the crown is considered a sign or not but with it's proximity to the interstate I could see video/movement not being allowed. Just spit-balling. I have no idea if the city would consider this a sign and prohibit video, etc.

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13 minutes ago, carolinaboy said:

Some places have regulations against signs that have video/movement/flashing, etc. as to not distract motorists. I'm not sure if the crown is considered a sign or not but with it's proximity to the interstate I could see video/movement not being allowed. Just spit-balling. I have no idea if the city would consider this a sign and prohibit video, etc.

I could be wrong, but I can't imagine the city or NCDOT allowing a giant video screen right next to the highway like that. Seems super-unsafe. But maybe they could just make it a static image electronic billboard that changes images every so often like you see on interstates now all the time?

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A video board would already have been approved in their plans, correct?  Particularly if they already started building it.  I don't think it is a video board.

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Interestingly, if I'm reading this correctly, in part B, they are currently rezoning their electronic sign allowance to exceed the maximum of 3,000 sq feet per side.

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49 minutes ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

Interestingly, if I'm reading this correctly, in part B, they are currently rezoning their electronic sign allowance to exceed the maximum of 3,000 sq feet per side.

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Yeah, that's an interesting way to word those two paragraphs. It sounds to me like they want two video screens of 450 sq ft each and then, separately, up to 3,000 sq ft of wall signage (which I imagine would be non-electronic since it's in a different paragraph). The section of the code they specify just says signage must conform to the code chapter about signage, so I can't quite figure out what specifically they're asking for.

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Just now, Madison Parkitect said:

Yeah, that's an interesting way to word those two paragraphs. It sounds to me like they want two video screens of 450 sq ft each and then, separately, up to 3,000 sq ft of wall signage (which I imagine would be non-electronic since it's in a different paragraph). The section of the code they specify just says signage must conform to the code chapter about signage, so I can't quite figure out what specifically they're asking for.

well unfortunately they used very out of date elevations (depicting Tryon Place) which suggests
way bigger spaces

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1 hour ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

well unfortunately they used very out of date elevations (depicting Tryon Place) which suggests
way bigger spaces

Weird, I can't figure out what they're asking for. Contradictory numbers all over the place.

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2 hours ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

Guess we remain in the dark, unless my email gets answered.

I’m starting to get nervous about this thing now. Change might be good but I worry too large of a sign can have unintended consequences by making the skyline actually appear smaller. See the wework sign fiasco which throws off the scale of background buildings like BOACC from that angle making it appear smaller. 

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2 minutes ago, KJHburg said:

You asked and I snapped (the photos that is)   Today Ally Center and the JW Marriott hotel from all around ground and above.  

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Oh wow, I didn't realize the Stonewall face wasn't just a flat box, neat. 

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45 minutes ago, KJHburg said:

You asked and I snapped (the photos that is)   Today Ally Center and the JW Marriott hotel from all around ground and above.  

So on Tuesday around 945A, I was stopped in traffic on Stonewall in front of Ally and there was a white-haired guy in a green pullover with a Nikon taking pics of all this from the entrance to the Gantt parking garage.  That wasn’t you, was it?

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