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View Poll Results: What would you rate Charlotte's skyline?
10 84 17.39%
9.5 19 3.93%
9 43 8.90%
8.5 44 9.11%
8 79 16.36%
7.5 58 12.01%
7 41 8.49%
6.5 17 3.52%
6 18 3.73%
5.5 10 2.07%
5 15 3.11%
4.5 4 0.83%
4 9 1.86%
3.5 8 1.66%
3 or less 34 7.04%
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Old August 19th, 2003, 06:14 AM   #21
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8/10

nice, specially for an unknown city.
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 03:12 AM   #22
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 03:47 AM   #23
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Quote:
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I'm starting to think the 1st pic might be a little bit "enhanced."
...use your natural scaling sense ...don't you see that the front tower has much bigger windows and appears much larger in comparison to the one behind it although it is obvious that in scale it is much smaller?...this means that the tower in the back is indeed quite a distance away...as in the shot of the skyline. I don't see what's so confusing for you...but it's funny you think someone would go through the trouble to enhance that pic. to give any sort of illusion...

As for Charlotte's skyline...I was lucky enough to see it myself...and it is amazing. I love the fact that the stadium is also in the downtown area.
9.5/10 easy.
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 04:06 AM   #24
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Unlike Atlanta

...Charlotte's "downtown" is concentrated in a walkable area that houses (now) nearly 10,000 people, a couple of full service grocery stores (even a "Dean and Deluca"); and soon, a Johnson and Wales University campus (complete with "chocolate institute"), museums, parks, electric trolley, major league stadium and (soon) arena.
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 09:07 AM   #25
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Oh, i figured out why I wasn't getting it. The buildings, contrary to what I was thinking, are on opposite sides of the street. Thats why they look so close, but really, as Peter the Great mentioned, Hearst is much shorter than it looks in the pic, which means its closer. So they are really close (only separated by the width of the street), but if shot looking up that street, they seem much further apart.

I guess it all comes down to the fact that I thought Hearst was taller.
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Old October 4th, 2003, 01:20 AM   #26
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Old October 30th, 2003, 05:24 AM   #27
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I saw this poll and thought about how Bank of America bought that bank in Boston. I didn't know what to expect. I'm impressed. I had no idea charlotte had grown up so much.

I have a colleague who travels there for business and she says that downtown is very vibrant with lots of new places to live and eat and people on the streets all day and night. Maybe my husband and I will visit too!

Nice pictures too

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Old November 2nd, 2003, 06:58 AM   #28
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Skyline looks a bit like Frankfurt. Love it. 8/10
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Old November 17th, 2003, 04:37 AM   #29
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Not a lot of buildings and the height of the buildings are quite tall !! This is what I like !!

Nice overall

9/10
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Old November 17th, 2003, 11:38 PM   #30
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BOA and Hearst greatly improve this skyline. The downside is that it reminds me of the Texas skylines that have virtually no classic architecture. Too much glass and steel. Still one of the best in the South.

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Old November 18th, 2003, 12:17 AM   #31
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That one tallest building's gotta be one of the tallest in America eh?
Or am I wrong?
It would be the 9th tallest building in Chicago, I believe, so it may be in the Top 25 or so.
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Old December 24th, 2003, 03:39 PM   #32
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A very standard North American Skyline!!!
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Old December 25th, 2003, 04:40 AM   #33
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not so much for a skyline.. but the BOA is one of the most beautiful skyscrapers in the world !!!!!!
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Old December 26th, 2003, 06:46 PM   #34
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I'll give Charlotte a 9, for it's ultimate-skyline..........surprisingly gorgeous!!!......
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Old December 27th, 2003, 06:56 PM   #35
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Quick question. In the photo directly above, in the little lower section of Hearst that juts out, there appears to be a huge room in the top of that part of the building. Just curious: Does anyone know what that is?
That is Bank of America's new Trading Floor. Huge trading floor at that. Their current one located in Bank of America Corporate Center is wired to take over for the NYSE if it can not do its job. I assume that would be the case for this new one too.
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Old December 27th, 2003, 10:30 PM   #36
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Quite beautiful buildings, very nice and tall, but seems to stick up like a mountain surrounded by plains, ie not much depth etc.
But it does look dense and is definitely one of US's better skylines therefore 7/10 (I think?)
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Old February 1st, 2004, 06:57 AM   #37
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Charlotte is awesome! Not a 10 yet, but this new-south city is on the riiiiise.
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Old March 1st, 2004, 08:34 PM   #38
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Quite beautiful buildings, very nice and tall, but seems to stick up like a mountain surrounded by plains, ie not much depth etc.
But it does look dense and is definitely one of US's better skylines therefore 7/10 (I think?)
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Old March 2nd, 2004, 12:49 AM   #39
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What an amazing location for a trading floor! Its even more cool that the place could be a replacement for the NYSE. Further reason that Charlotte is VERY important in the world of buisiness.
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Old March 4th, 2004, 05:11 PM   #40
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Cool! Much better than I expected 7/10
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