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13 hours ago, Cadi40 said:

I understand. Elevation and Topography go hand in hand, Topography is more specific and Elevation is in a General area. Charlotte is very hilly.

I personally think of Charlotte as not hilly at all. I think of Raleigh as pretty damn hilly.

Here is a study. That I'm going to read to see lol.

 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Crystal_Kolden/publication/281672365_The_Hilliness_of_US_Cities/links/59fe25260f7e9b9968c3ce48/The-Hilliness-of-US-Cities.pdf

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Raleigh is more hillier in my opinion due its location on the fall line east of Raleigh gets very flat but through Raleigh and west to Durham and Chapel Hill much more rolling.  Charlotte is rolling more out of town.  You want rolling hills go to Atlanta the northern suburbs are very hilly and that is why everyone has basements there.   Charlotte has very gentle rolls through out the county.  

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2 hours ago, KJHburg said:

Raleigh is more hillier in my opinion due its location on the fall line east of Raleigh gets very flat but through Raleigh and west to Durham and Chapel Hill much more rolling.  Charlotte is rolling more out of town.  You want rolling hills go to Atlanta the northern suburbs are very hilly and that is why everyone has basements there.   Charlotte has very gentle rolls through out the county.  

The University Area is quite hilly, I delivered food up there and nearly every apartment complex, including my own, requires some serious grading, or has a "0" level (two apartments on the backside of the building, below grade) as well as retaining walls, etc. Unlike, for example, Southend where minimal grading is necessary.

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Some places earn their name. High Point, NC altitude-1007 feet

It was a railroad high point. Downhill from there, both ways, is how I heard the story.

 

On 11/7/2017 at 12:40 PM, QCxpat said:

Excerpt from post by @Cadi40on 11/06/2017:  "But the topography also plays a factor in where you can and can't see the skyline."

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To the extent that hilliness and view planes may be related to elevation, following are the elevations of various Tar Heel cities: 

(1) Charlotte, 751 ft., 229 meters;

(2) Raleigh, 315 ft., 96 m;

(3) Greensboro, 897 ft., 272 m;

(4) Durham, 404 ft., 123 m;

(5) Winston-Salem, 970 ft., 300 m;

(6) Fayetteville, 263 ft., 80 m;

(7) Wilmington, 30 ft., 9 m;

(8) Greenville, 56 ft., 17 m;

(9) Asheville, 2,134 ft. , 650 m; and

(10) Boone, 3,333 ft., 1,016 m.

Photo of Boone:  Link at:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boone,_North_Carolina

 

240px-Boone_NC_-_aerial.jpg

 

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5 hours ago, KJHburg said:

This is a great shot of uptown Charlotte from Clear Sky Images.  I love their work.  http://photos.clearskyimages.com/2017-10-charlotte-nc-helicopter-aerials/e9c4d7d93

It really shows how much glass there is in the BofA Center, its built to give the illusion of being solid stone, but if the sun hits it right you can definitely see how much the windows take up.

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Charlotte has many little green areas and mini parks within the cities, These parks would look even better with more buildings around them however some of them have parking lots surrounding them.

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On 11/8/2017 at 8:55 AM, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

I personally think of Charlotte as not hilly at all. I think of Raleigh as pretty damn hilly.

Here is a study. That I'm going to read to see lol.

 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Crystal_Kolden/publication/281672365_The_Hilliness_of_US_Cities/links/59fe25260f7e9b9968c3ce48/The-Hilliness-of-US-Cities.pdf

I agree.  Chapel Hill is hilly.  Charlotte is flat.

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6 minutes ago, KJHburg said:

Headed down Independence today and got some shots coming and going.  

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You can already see Legacy Union creeping up. It's going to look really nice from this angle and will help balance out the skyline.

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40 minutes ago, NCMike1990 said:

You can already see Legacy Union creeping up. It's going to look really nice from this angle and will help balance out the skyline.

Tryon Place, Duke, Legacy Union and Lennar will do a lot to balance out and lengthen the skyline from this angle.  I would also think 550 Stonewall will be somewhat visible.

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6 minutes ago, Nick2 said:

Because of Imaginon, 7th Street Station, Transamerica Square First United Methodist, Discovery Place and Spirit Square, it might be a while before that gap between 525 N. Tryon and Hearst is filled in.  I guess having those cultural institutions taking up space is a good thing, but It'll be a tough gap to develop. The Spirit Square and Library build out should have at least one 12 floor building and two ranging from 15-25 floors, so that'll go a long way, but who knows when that'll happen. Lennar will be grouped and oriented closer toward 525 N. Tryon so that'll only help from the Central Ave. Bridge.

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