"Will be the first energy positive, high-rise building in the United States" that "will produce more energy than it consumes."
Will have an exoskeleton of roof- and wall-mounted photovoltaic panels along with a ground-sourced, geothermal energy storage system. He projects the building will be 60 percent more efficient than comparable buildings in the region. Source
Groundbreaking set for July with a 2018 completion.
This building looks awesome. Raleigh really has some quality projects going up.
Not terribly uncommon to have them burn like this, as they're very vulnerable during this phase of construction before they're sealed up, fire retardant materials put in, and sprinklers functioning. Combine that with welding and blowtorches that can generate sparks, and you have a chance to smoldering that goes unnoticed until everyone leaves for the day and then takes off.