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On 12/30/2019 at 3:54 PM, KJHburg said:

Charlotte Rising in one photo.  

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whats the building in this photo? i feel like i should know

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37 minutes ago, 1Forrest1 said:

whats the building in this photo? i feel like i should know

that is the Lendingtree new HQ by Spectrum called Vantage Southend. 

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On 12/31/2019 at 9:25 AM, ChessieCat said:

I came across this cool article yesterday which goes into nice detail about the Queen City street grid:

https://slate.com/business/2018/07/manhattanhenge-exists-in-your-city-too.html

Does anyone know when Charlottehenge occurs at Trade and Tryon?

Since the uptown street grid is titled  southwest to northeast like Manhattan, I'm pretty sure it would occur in May and July like Manhattanhenge:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattanhenge

Make that the 2020 goal for this forum: Charlottehenge photos!

 

 

It looks like the sun angle and Charlotte's street orientation prohibits a "Charlottehenge," even at winter solstice:

Charlotte Winter Solstice.png

Charlotte Winter Solstice wide.jpg

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8 minutes ago, SentioVenia said:

It looks like the sun angle and Charlotte's street orientation prohibits a "Charlottehenge," even at winter solstice:

Charlotte Winter Solstice.png

Charlotte Winter Solstice wide.jpg

Thanks!  Question: because the uptown street grid is tilted beyond 23.5 degrees from north-south, it prevents any type of Charlottehenge?

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25 minutes ago, ChessieCat said:

Thanks!  Question: because the uptown street grid is tilted beyond 23.5 degrees from north-south, it prevents any type of Charlottehenge?

Yep. 

East Trade St. and its parallel streets have a heading of 136.3 degrees (measured from the north), but the sunrise azimuth only ranges from 60.0-118.3 degrees any day of the year.

South Tryon St. and its parallel streets have a heading of 229.7 degrees (measured from the north), but the sunset azimuth only ranges from 241.6-299.8 degrees any day of the year.

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1 hour ago, SentioVenia said:

Yep. 

East Trade St. and its parallel streets have a heading of 136.3 degrees (measured from the north), but the sunrise azimuth only ranges from 60.0-118.3 degrees any day of the year.

South Tryon St. and its parallel streets have a heading of 229.7 degrees (measured from the north), but the sunset azimuth only ranges from 241.6-299.8 degrees any day of the year.

I see.  Any street grid must not exceed Earth's axial tilt of 23.5 degrees to achieve a 'henge.   Bummer for uptown CLT!

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1 hour ago, ChessieCat said:

I see.  Any street grid must not exceed Earth's axial tilt of 23.5 degrees to achieve a 'henge.   Bummer for uptown CLT!

Any street grid at our latitude*. If Charlotte were moved further north, then we might hit it. Imagine if we were on the equator, then sunrise/sunset would be exactly east and exactly west twice a year. 

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