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CLTNC Aug 24, 2007 12:23 AM

Some construction activity in uptown Charlotte.
Back side of the Trademark, on the left.
Catalyst Condo Tower 27 stories.
Wachovia project site.

hi123 Oct 9, 2007 12:06 AM

The nascar project( By pei cobb and freed:tup: ) is now u/c
Here are some construction photos from emporis:

And a new rendering from the architect's website:

BUILDIT Oct 24, 2007 2:37 AM


Originally Posted by themaguffin (Post 3000299)
That's an impressive list. There seems to be a LOT happening there. It seems that Charlotte is hitting another level and hitting a stride.

Has retail been developing as well? Is the area a destination for locals (other than sport and work)?

Its working on it, I try to go up as much as possible. The EpiCenter should give me a new and better excuse, Movie theaters bowling allies etc. Im excited for it. With trumps hopeful arrival we will get a lot of high end stuff to draw partially away from suburban hell southpark mall which contains all of charlottes high end retail and there is A LOT of high end retail in southpark mall. Fanciest Mall ive ever been to bar none

Trojan in NYC Oct 25, 2007 5:07 AM

I wish southpark was demolished and all of those stores were put in downtown. But we know that wont happen anytime soon. O well at least there are some good places to shop in south end, like niche and american apparel. They're not high end but i like them.

hi123 Oct 26, 2007 10:10 PM

The vue is starting construction.

BUILDIT Nov 9, 2007 4:08 AM


Originally Posted by trojans14 (Post 3125520)
I wish southpark was demolished and all of those stores were put in downtown. But we know that wont happen anytime soon. O well at least there are some good places to shop in south end, like niche and american apparel. They're not high end but i like them.

im with you... get people in the streets all the time... have luxury shopping

VA_Gentleman Nov 13, 2007 9:40 PM

Here is an update on the huge Wachovia site. None of these photos are mine.

From Grodney on UP:

VA_Gentleman Nov 13, 2007 9:50 PM

Novare's 3rd Ward District project: also by grodney:

MasonsInquiries Nov 23, 2007 6:52 PM

charlotte, you guys are making GREAT progress!! keep up the good work!:tup:

VA_Gentleman Jan 15, 2008 4:12 PM

A few updates:

Wachovia tower:

By Grodney 01.15:

By Mobuchu 01.11 with the construction of the Bechtler and the Knight in the foreground (I believe)

Novares 3rd Ward:

By Grodney 01.14:

Ritz Carlton:

By Mobuchu 01.14:

New Rendering of the Epicenter Complex:

The Ten story hotel section of the Epicenter:

By RiverwoodCLT 01.09:

Biff Jan 15, 2008 5:41 PM

Some nice project happening in Charlotte, that city never ceases to amaze me!


Originally Posted by VA_Gentleman (Post 3164979)

That is a huge freaking hole :omg:

holladay Mar 7, 2008 6:53 AM


Originally Posted by SeeMoreSkyscrapers (Post 2813564)

I was always fascinated by this rendering. Then tonight it struck me why : they took a photo of a street in Berlin or elsewhere in Germany and Photoshopped the Wachovia tower into it. Since they have detailed the lower wing of the building in a sort of slick European fashion with graphic displays and transparent glass it makes perfect sense for them to do that... it all comes full-circle.

initiald Mar 11, 2008 1:01 AM

Update - 3/9/08

Novare Catalyst condos -

Wachovia Corporate Center -

African American Cultural Center (part of the Wachovia complex)

NASCAR Hall of Fame and Tower -

The Park -

Epicenter/210 Trade/Aloft Hotel complex -

Bank of America office tower and Ritz-Carlton Hotel -

More new condos -

The Vue -

Outside of the beltway is Royal Court, with a new midtown building behind. Royal Court has broken ground and have a crane up.

Some new 1st ward residential construction, including one called Enclave -

Garrison Lofts in 4th Ward, just inside the I-277 beltway -

Construction along the light rail line south of the beltway:

101 Tremont Apts along the rail line -

By my count there were 17 cranes working around uptown as of 3/9/08

KevinFromTexas Mar 11, 2008 1:26 AM

Thanks for the updates.


Originally Posted by kazpmk
Where did all the Charlotte forumers go??

I've been wondering this for a long time it seems. It's a shame too because Charlotte has one of the best skylines around.

initiald Mar 11, 2008 3:40 AM

A few more things:

I don't think there were any renderings posted of the new Bank of America tower and Ritz-Carlton hotel that are under construction:

Here is a rendering of the new AAA Baseball stadium uptown:

This shows the locations of the new Wachovia tower, and the plan for the 3rd Ward Park and baseball stadium, along with the multimodal station which will be the terminus of the north commuter (heavy rail) line and I believe will also serve the proposed streetcar lines.

And while I'm mentioning transit, here is a map of the transit plan. The dark blue line in currently in service. The next two lines to go into service will be the extention of the blue line northeast (2013) and the north commuter line (purple) in 2012. It is still unclear how far north it will go, as there is some debate by Mooresville/other about funding stations.

Large version is here:

And finally, a few construction webcams:


210 Trade/Epicenter/Aloft Hotel (can also see Ritz-Carlton and BofA site:

Royal Court (which gives a good view of part of uptown. You can see Nascar, Wachovia, and Catalyst)

KevinFromTexas Mar 12, 2008 4:43 AM

Are there any renderings or construction pictures of that new 764 footer?

skeeterific53 Mar 27, 2008 7:12 PM

Here is an older rendering, its from the drawing set. Sorry about the quality, it is a little grainy.

skeeterific53 Mar 27, 2008 7:19 PM

Pictures from January. A little old, but you can see the progess. The hole they dug was 20 Stories into the ground.

BTW, Wachovia 1st Street Tower. The condos have not been started yet. They will be placed on top of the new Mint Museum building going up.

The last one is the entrance to the underground parking garage under the building.

skeeterific53 Mar 27, 2008 7:20 PM

Sorry for the huge size.

skeeterific53 Mar 27, 2008 7:23 PM

Color rendering...

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