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Old June 9th, 2006, 02:56 AM   #1
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Well, a pal over at another site decided to take a camera phone pic of the secret renderings of the new Wachovia tower at a meeting the other day. Here they are, LEED certified, 700-900 feet (estimation) roughly 46 floors:



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Old June 9th, 2006, 03:45 AM   #2
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For reference, that white box building in the lower right corner is 420ft.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 03:48 AM   #3
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Would you say the new Wachovia tower looks twice as tall as the white one?
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Old June 9th, 2006, 03:52 AM   #4
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How dissapointing - it needs to be 1,048 feet to start a height war!
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Old June 9th, 2006, 03:53 AM   #5
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are you serious? thats really cute..
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Old June 9th, 2006, 03:54 AM   #6
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I'd say its pretty close. Maybe just under, so like 800 feet.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 04:14 AM   #7
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Looks like mirrors?!? When will Charlotte build something that has character???
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Old June 9th, 2006, 04:24 AM   #8
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are you serious? thats really cute..
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Assuming the present design is the one that's realized, heightwise it will be on par with the Chase Tower in Indy, and it's not even tallest in the QC. *sticks out tongue immaturely*

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Looks like mirrors?!? When will Charlotte build something that has character???
I'm assuming by that remark you think the Hearst Tower, which is one of the most uniquely designed buildings in the US, lacks character? If so, no offense, my friend, but you have alot to learn.

Personally, I'm reserving comment on the Wachovia rendering until we get a GOOD picture. From such a steep horizontal angle, I'm sure alot of the architecture is lost in translation.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 04:33 AM   #9
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Yeah, it is a bad picture, but then again it was taken on a camera phone.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 04:36 AM   #10
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Yeah, I'm not laying blame on anyone. Since it is, after all, "secret" renderings, it probably had to be taken hastily and stealthily and... Well, other descriptive adverbs.

I think, though, from what I can actually make out, that it looks strikingly like if BofA Plaza and the Modis tower in Jax had a baby.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 04:39 AM   #11
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Looks like mirrors?!? When will Charlotte build something that has character???
It's LEED certified, which leads to lots of glass plus higher floor heights. No offense, but it's alot classier than any Nawlins high rises. We might not have history, but we can sure build a nice shiny skyscraper. And this isn't even a good pic.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 04:42 AM   #12
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It's LEED certified, which leads to lots of glass plus higher floor heights. No offense, but it's alot classier than any Nawlins high rises. We might not have history, but we can sure build a nice shiny skyscraper. And this isn't even a good pic.
Funny thing, in my first reply I considered saying something similar, but decided it might be too low a blow, even if it's dead right. New Orleans is a great city known for alot of things, but one thing it's not known for is its skyline.

Back on topic, I'd almost completely forgotten Wachovia will be LEED certified. I guess the fact that it's a new 800-footer just seemed more important at the time... Understandbale, I suppose.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 04:50 AM   #13
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That looks wicked sweet.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 05:02 AM   #14
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Hmmm, I don't like it. It looks less like a Charlotte/Atlanta building and more like a Dallas/Houston building.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 05:05 AM   #15
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Hmmm, I don't like it. It looks less like a Charlotte/Atlanta building and more like a Dallas/Houston building.
I agree, but I do think it's good that we get a little bit of diversity in our skyline. I just hope it doesn't turn out almost like a twin tower of BofA Plaza.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 05:07 AM   #16
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I think it looks great. The top kind of reminds me of the Bellsouth "Batman" Building in Nashville, very cool!

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New Orleans is a great city known for alot of things, but one thing it's not known for is its skyline.
Most of the major high-rises that make up New Orleans' skyline are definately nothing special(with a few exceptions), and the height isn't the greatest, but I do really like the low and mid-rise density downtown, and the number of buildings above 200 feet or so imrpoves the skyline greatly, IMO.

Sorry to drag the thread more off-topic...
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Old June 9th, 2006, 05:11 AM   #17
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It looks like a gorgeous tower to me. Many thanks for keeping us posted and for sharing the rendering with us. Congratulations on getting such a great looking skyscraper
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Old June 9th, 2006, 05:21 AM   #18
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Most of the major high-rises that make up New Orleans' skyline are definately nothing special(with a few exceptions), and the height isn't the greatest, but I do really like the low and mid-rise density downtown, and the number of buildings above 200 feet or so imrpoves the skyline greatly, IMO.
I enjoy NO's density as well, I wish Charlotte had that kind of density and fewer surface lots. At least this tower takes another surface lot away. You guys just need a signature tower with some stellar architecture.

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It looks like a gorgeous tower to me. Many thanks for keeping us posted and for sharing the rendering with us. Congratulations on getting such a great looking skyscraper
Thanks Raleigh-NC!
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Old June 9th, 2006, 05:22 AM   #19
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It's an early rendering, and a rough picturephone version of it to boot, so I don't want to be too critical too early. I guess I just wasn't expecting so much glass.

Tell ya what...if this thing tops 900 feet I'll be just fine with whatever facade they choose.

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Also, that's a 350-foot hotel that will be built into it, right? Or is that condos? I forget. Either way, does this rendering somewhat accurately depict what that highrise will look like?
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