Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Charlotteman

Funny (and not so funny) nicknames of Charlotte buildings and landmarks

18 posts in this topic

It looks like Duke Energy Tower has been nicknamed "Voltron" which I think is a super-cool nickname.

Can you folks think of other examples of famous nicknames? I remember when Charlotte Plaza (201 S. College) was nicknamed "The Darth Vadar" shortly after it's completion. I wonder if it's still called that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Taj McColl is a name I've heard for the Bank of America tower.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Pink Building/ Pepto Tower for the Arlington, The JukeBox building for One Wachovia/Wells

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, this one is old but I couldn't resist throwing it in.

Calvary Church on Hwy 51 - The Mary Kay Cathedral (aka, Pepto Palace)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chicken Coop for Bojangles Coliseum, Cable Box for Time Warner Cable Arena.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The firebird statue = the disco chicken.

The cricket/bojangles will always be "The Big I"

Queens/Providence intersection = Q2P2

I've heard BofA stadium called "the vault" but only by the media.

Calvary Church I've heard as the pink elephant.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I always thought "The Jukebox" (301 S. College) was not only a derogatory nickname, but also a very accurate one.

The tower was a huge deal in 1988 when it was erected. It was the tallest building in the city 1988-1992. But as soon as truly splendid architecture came to Charlotte (Interstate Tower, and BofA Corp, then the IJL) the tower began to look rather pale in comparison. That must have been when it's (seemingly) eternal nickname became so widespread.

In the early 1990s Southern Living Magazine did a layout of Uptown Charlotte's architectural renaissance, and the author made a semi-veiled dig at the tower ( 301 S. College) calling it "shallow grandeur". In so many people's minds, it will always look like an enormous jukebox.:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha ha - I have a couple of nicknames for buildings and icons around the city.

BofA Tower - Queen Building

Hearst Tower - King Building

Westin - Computer Chip

Duke Energy Tower - Lettuce Shredder

The Arlington - Victoria Secret Headquarters

Oh and definitely the Jukebox building.

This is a cute post - thanks for posting it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Westin - Transformer (more than meets the eye)

Old Wachovia Tower 400 S Tryon - Mini World Trade Center

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


UNCC Belk Tower- Giant Straw

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

don't you mean "tampon tower"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.