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Old Posted Apr 12, 2017, 11:01 PM
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New, better renderings of the new tower at the former Charlotte Observer site. I think this rendering looks better, but still a strong 90's feel to it.
More like 80's.
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2017, 4:55 PM
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More like 80's.
Yeah, late 80's or 90's. When I see it I think Atlanta's One Atlantic Center (1987).

I think it most looks like a taller version of Odell Center (aka 525 North Tryon) that was built in 1999 and I think is not a terrible looking building:

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Charlotte would be ecstatic if if this skyscraper had the grace and beauty of One Atlantic Center. One Atlantic Center may have been built in the 80s, but it looks like it could have been built in the 20s or 30s. Probably the best 80s skyscraper in the country.

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It's definitely up there.
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2017, 7:26 PM
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Charlotte would be ecstatic if if this skyscraper had the grace and beauty of One Atlantic Center. One Atlantic Center may have been built in the 80s, but it looks like it could have been built in the 20s or 30s. Probably the best 80s skyscraper in the country.
Ummm no, it's a pretty obvious example of 80's postmodern architecture. Implementing gothic design elements in a not-so-traditional way was postmodern's thing.

Charlotte's three tallest are already pretty great skyscrapers for today's standards.
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