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Old December 1st, 2011, 07:11 PM   #161
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Charlotte has a great skyline, especially for a city of its size. It looks very modern and clean with so many of the tallest buildings being fairly recent. And some of the older (and less attractive) buildings are smaller and do a good job of providing density without calling too much attention to themselves.

I don't care for the Hearst, but the BOA is quite attractive and so is the new energy tower.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 08:10 PM   #162
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I like Hearst. The geometry of the building kind of plays tricks with your eyes and forces you to pay attention to it. Plus the architectural detail is well done, both at the ground level and within the bulk of the building, especially on the crown.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 08:21 PM   #163
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While BOA and Duke are certainly iconic, Hearst is, IMO, the most interesting. The Charlotte skyline is impressive. The thing I find depressing about Charlotte is the way that it has savaged its historic stock. In this regard it has gone way past other Southern cities.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 09:02 PM   #164
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I'm not the biggest fan of Hearst. I do like it at ground level. The enterance is really classy looking. The inside is really pretty as well. I'm not a big fan of the location of the building. I wish it was at least a block further from BOA. It being so close to BOA kind of pulls the attention away from it. I feel like it would be noticed more, and more appreciated(and look larger) if it was not so close to BOA. I don't really like the crown, and the building seems underwhelming at night. Still a great building, but not I like a few of the others in the skyline much better.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 11:18 PM   #165
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I think the coloration of the Hearst's crown is a detriment in the daytime. IMO it comes across as a pale afterthought, or as a rather blase roof cheaply capped upon the structure. I appreciate the geometric play of the tower but can't help but think the crown overall isn't the perfect match for what (I think) they were striving to present. Hardly unattractive, but not one I'd draft for my idealized skyline, personally.
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 07:09 PM   #166
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I've always thought hearsts crown would've looked really good if it was green like the statue of liberty but I guess the price of copper made that unlikely. But they could still plate it.
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Old December 13th, 2011, 08:49 AM   #167
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Old December 13th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #168
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Old December 14th, 2011, 03:48 AM   #169
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That's a really great photo of Charlotte.
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Old December 14th, 2011, 06:00 PM   #170
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new favorite picture of the queen city
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There is a lot of density in the Charlotte Skyline that goes unnoticed by posters. Here is a good view where you can see the hotels and goverment buildings in the gov't district and its relationship to the rest of the skyline. Its much more than just 6 blocks of tall buildings...
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nice pano showing some of the density to the left that goes ignored by most posters.
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beautiful shot I hadn't seen before from Yellow Mountain?

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Old December 14th, 2011, 09:27 PM   #171
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Old December 14th, 2011, 09:51 PM   #172
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This stock photo website Clear Sky Images has some of the best Charlotte pictures that I have ever seen.

Just click on "Aerial Images" and "Skylines & Cityscapes" to see all of the high quality skyline and aerial shots of Charlotte.
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Old December 14th, 2011, 11:07 PM   #173
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This stock photo website Clear Sky Images has some of the best Charlotte pictures that I have ever seen.

Just click on "Aerial Images" and "Skylines & Cityscapes" to see all of the high quality skyline and aerial shots of Charlotte.
http://www.clearskyimages.com/charlo...8fd1#h237475c4
This image shows a lot of the density that goes unmentioned. Especially along Morehead to the left of downtown, and in the Gov't District, Great post
another great example!
http://www.clearskyimages.com/p83511...22060#h5762102

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Thank you!!

WOW! That is super flattering. Thanks ClimateHawk and RickyDavisFan21! This is our latest fav:




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http://www.clearskyimages.com/charlo...8fd1#h237475c4
This image shows a lot of the density that goes unmentioned. Especially along Morehead to the left of downtown, and in the Gov't District, Great post
another great example!
http://www.clearskyimages.com/p83511...22060#h5762102
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Old January 12th, 2012, 12:02 PM   #175
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I've always wanted to get a photo of uptown from CMC main (especially the top floor of the ER building). The view from the top floor is amazing!!! I'd never thought to try the parking deck though.

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Old March 5th, 2012, 05:32 AM   #176
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Old March 7th, 2012, 09:18 PM   #177
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Duke Energy Center by jbtuohy, on Flickr

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Holiday Colors by jbtuohy, on Flickr

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