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Belk Place: Carolina Theater and Hotel Intercontinental

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7 hours ago, RANYC said:

Really excited to see the full length of Tryon in Uptown fill up with structures, and especially low-to-mid-rise structures like this Theater, which helps to enhance a pedestrian-scale, urban living room feel to our Main Street.  I only wish we acted with urgency when it comes to the state of the northernmost part of our city's main boulevard.  Why can't we start to think of this as our Champs-Elysees, and act and promote it accordingly.

Yes!  No skyscrapers on North Tryon, please.  This section of the street is aesthetically perfect.  Just keep it up with more complementary architecture and buildings that engage and attract pedestrian life.

 

 

FOLLOW-UP:  And yes, I would not be disappointed if the Intercontinental gets built at a different location.   As I've stated a number of times. my primary concern is that the theater is saved and restored.  Apart from that, this corridor along N. Tryon contains a number of beautiful structures that should be protected, and not overwhelmed by surrounding them with skyscrapers.  I posted a video earlier in this thread about how buildings taller than five stories have a negative impact on the beauty of a city from a pedestrian perspective, and why the lack of such structures in the greatest European cities contributes to their beauty and attracts tourists

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Yeah the FFTC building is so elegant. Beautiful building that doesn’t get much attention. But it’s hard not to admire it when you walk by. 

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the old Montaldos store is a great historical save for Charlotte.  when BofA wanted to develop what is now known as Truist Tower the bought the building.  They donated it to the Foundation for the Carolinas.  It is a great building and does look like the buildings on any Euro city. It was a very upscale store the entire length it was opened as such.  My poor mother and her sisters never went in it because they knew they could not afford it when they were in the 20s. 

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10 hours ago, RANYC said:

I'll take 20 of these activated structures lining North Tryon all the way to 277 over a single high-rise any day of the week

I'll drink to that!

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On 1/16/2021 at 4:11 PM, DMann said:

My sources tell me glass will be going up in March.

Any chance you could elaborate on this a little? 

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26 minutes ago, j-man said:

They may as well keep going up with the hotel. :rolleyes:

With the symmetry shown in QCxpat's last photo I almost rather they not.  It looks like a European street scene.

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