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2 hours ago, SgtCampsalot said:

^Makes it look like a lovely plaza not surrounded by high traffic streets!

But it is a lovely plaza even with the high traffic intersection.

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I won't disagree that the plaza itself may be pleasant, but I think its appearance from the actual street intersection is both cluttered while looking like a gaping hole. The element I hate most is the terrible clock tower--almost every time a new clock tower is built anywhere, IMO they range somewhere from cheap to ridiculous in appearance--but the styling of this clock and the other courtyard features is dated, bad '90s. There's just too much 'stuff.'

My personal wish is that they'd build a narrow, but relatively tall, corner building here--narrow to preserve the majority of the actual central area, and tall to both make such a building viable with sufficient lease-able floor space, as well as making a dramatic appearance at the corner. I realize there's a parking garage underneath that might make such construction impossible, but in my Perfect Charlotte, this corner would have a radical overhaul...  

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2 hours ago, SydneyCarton said:

I’ve always loved that plaza.

 

3 hours ago, ertley said:

I won't disagree that the plaza itself may be pleasant, but I think its appearance from the actual street intersection is both cluttered while looking like a gaping hole. The element I hate most is the terrible clock tower--almost every time a new clock tower is built anywhere, IMO they range somewhere from cheap to ridiculous in appearance--but the styling of this clock and the other courtyard features is dated, bad '90s. There's just too much 'stuff.'

My personal wish is that they'd build a narrow, but relatively tall, corner building here--narrow to preserve the majority of the actual central area, and tall to both make such a building viable with sufficient lease-able floor space, as well as making a dramatic appearance at the corner. I realize there's a parking garage underneath that might make such construction impossible, but in my Perfect Charlotte, this corner would have a radical overhaul...  

What do you bet they tear down that clock about 2 years before 90's aesthetic gains appreciation as historic.

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