CHARLOTTE | The Vue | 677 FT / 206 M | 51 FLOORS
Contractor: R. J. Griffin & Company
Location: W 5th St. at N Pine St., Charlotte, NC
Groundbreaking: April, 2008. Completion: Early 2011
Size and layout:
- 1.16-acre corner lot
- 1,095,314 square foot
- 51 occupied floors
- Cost: $143.4 million
"The structure of The Vue will have 106 caissions with overlying grade beams and mat foundations prepared to anchor the concrete, two-way post-tensioned superstructure. Below street level the structure will house mechanical and electrical operations, a trash compactor and recycling area, an elevator machine room, a communications room, and the fire pump and emergency generator rooms.
Street level will hold the lobby, conference and board rooms, a business center and offices, an electrical room, and future retail tenant spaces. Floors two and three within the residential tower footprint will include private tenant garage parking, mechanical rooms, and storage rooms. Floors four through seven will feature studio residence units along the Pine Street facade with further private tenant garage parking, all tied directly into an adjacent parking structure level. The eighth floor will feature the health club with yoga and play rooms, a cyber cafe, and a media room, with more studio residence units along Pine Street. Floors nine through 50 will feature one to three bedroom residence units with penthouse units on the 51st floor. Floors 52 and 53 will be the roof with cooling towers.
We will simultaneously build a 144,662 SF, seven-level, 761-car parking deck to the west of the tower that will be tied in on all seven levels. An amenity pool deck will be located on the top, 8th level."
The original plans has two "mantis-like" spires on top which put the height at 677 feet. They were rumored to have cost over a million each and have been scrapped from the latest renderings.
A video fly-by of the project:
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The following are the latest renderings:
Here are two construction photos I took on 9/14/08:
The empty area in the foreground will be the parking deck with the pool/amenities level on top.
I'll post updated construction photos from time to time. If anybody has any additional information & technical specs please add them. Thanks.