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View Poll Results: Rate the skyline
10 13 9.49%
9.5 0 0%
9 4 2.92%
8.5 3 2.19%
8 14 10.22%
7.5 9 6.57%
7 16 11.68%
6.5 17 12.41%
6 17 12.41%
5.5 4 2.92%
5 14 10.22%
4.5 9 6.57%
4 5 3.65%
3.5 6 4.38%
Below 3.5 6 4.38%
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Old April 7th, 2005, 04:44 AM   #41
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Oh, i rather like the North Carolina capital building. It reflects the states history as a once sparsely-populated, poor southern state.

I think the NC Museum of Art has a great collection, but the building is a little strange, you're right about that. It really should be located somewhere in downtown Raleigh.

The downtowns in the Triangle Area are mostly relics of the past since the majority of people work in areas like RTP and in the universities. Still, there are a number of historic and interesting buildings to see in these downtowns. I particularly enjoy Durham's historic tobacco warehouses. Just don't go there at night, especially wearing gang colors...
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Old April 7th, 2005, 05:20 AM   #42
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Looks good at first, but grows old fast. I give it a 5/10.
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Old April 30th, 2005, 06:50 PM   #43
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Could be better, being as it does have an NHL hockey team. 6/10.
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Old May 26th, 2005, 06:48 PM   #44
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Old July 5th, 2005, 11:37 PM   #45
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Let me share a few photos of mine. Nothing to make you change your mind, but nevertheless a change from the usual web finds.

















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Old July 6th, 2005, 05:51 AM   #46
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It's alright, 5/10
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Old January 9th, 2006, 09:29 PM   #47
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8/10

I'm probably impacted by the dozen or so new projects approved and /or under construction downtown. With the addition of these projects Raleigh's downtown will finally begin to reflect the highly rated image of the metro area. We have a ways to go but there is quite a buzz about downtown around Raleigh.
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Old January 9th, 2006, 09:41 PM   #48
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It's small, but it looks nice. 6.5/10
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Old January 10th, 2006, 04:16 PM   #49
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Wow, I was so surprised to see this thread coming back from the dead, so let me post something that most people haven't seen yet, the skyline after the mixed-use RBC Tower gets built:



Nothing to really impress people who are accustomed to much more attractive skylines, but what the heck? Raleigh's skyline is about to change significantly by 2008. It won't push the rating by a point, but we should get at least half a point If RBC Tower goes above the proposed height, which is still a rumor, then we may get the whole point I will try to post some images I manipulated to include several other projects, but I will need a little time, so I can upload them and link to them.
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Old January 25th, 2006, 03:38 AM   #50
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Old January 25th, 2006, 06:07 AM   #51
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Old January 29th, 2006, 04:41 AM   #52
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Raleigh has 306,944 people, making it the nations 58th largest city.

The population of Wake County (in which Raleigh is situated) is 675,518.

The entire Triangle region (which also includes Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas) has a population of 1,187,941. Incidentally, it feels much larger than this since it's so spread out, and has multiple urban centers. The metropolitan area's growth rate from 1990 to 2000 was an astounding 38.9% (the same as Atlanta's!).

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill is the 12th fastest growing metro area in the nation. In terms of major metro areas (metro areas with over a million people), it's the 4th fastest growing, after Las Vegas, Austin, and Phoenix, and tied with Atlanta.

Its highly recommended that you visit this place, which doesn't receive nearly enough publicity, outside of college basketball of course!
I live here, in the boring sterile town of Apex... The Triangle is ok, but it is so incredibly overrated it makes me sick. Not really a bad place to live, but not the utopia so many people move here expecting to find. Raleigh's skyline isn't too bad though, I'd give it a 5.
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 04:17 PM   #53
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I wanted to share a few more photos I took recently. Again, nothing to change the overall impression, but nevertheless something different from the usual web finds. The first photo is taken from the currently under construction Quorum Center:



From Broughton High School; nice angle, but the trees are hiding the two tallest buildings


This shot will have to be revisited in 2008; the skyline will be dramatically altered by then:


From the parking deck of Duke Health Raleigh Hospital... one of my favorite angles:


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Old February 24th, 2006, 03:32 AM   #54
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7/10- nice buildings, not much of a skyline.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 07:36 PM   #55
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Old May 30th, 2006, 11:37 AM   #56
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Old May 31st, 2006, 12:39 AM   #57
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I used to live in Raleigh, so I'll be kind

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Old May 31st, 2006, 05:34 AM   #58
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Nice..

Nice skyline...I think this skyline in a few years will be compared to Charlotte..
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Old May 31st, 2006, 07:04 AM   #59
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I know that we are all rating the current skyline, but here are a couple of images I would like to share that will give you an idea of what is coming up. The first image puts emphasis on the latest incarnation of RBC Centura Tower (image was posted at Raleighing.com).



The following image (courtesy of Raleighing.com) gives a rough idea of what the CBD will look after all major projects are complete. The RBC Centura tower (in the middle of the skyline) is shown as a 29-story tower, but the developer has pushed it to 31 and could possibly become the new tallest for DT Raleigh, unless the 32-story Reynolds Tower 1 grabs that title. However, the new tallest for Raleigh will be built outside downtown and will stand 47 stories tall.



Please, keep in mind that the entire downtown skyline will be much larger. Currently there are 2 towers at the West side, with 3-4 more under way. In general, we are talking about the doubling of the skyline by 2008, with two towers between 29 and 32 floors. I am not saying this to impress anyone because we all know this is nothing impressive, but those of you familiar with Raleigh will understand the excitement we feel these days as more and more major projects get announced. I heard of 4 more "secret" [big] proposals, but nothing has become public yet. I must admit, though... I can't wait until we create another "Rate Our Skyline" two years from now
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Old June 16th, 2006, 03:44 AM   #60
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I'd put Raleigh in the same league as Austin, TX - maybe mediocre skylines of large states with important (economically, educationally) capital cities has something to do with it. Raleigh's skyline - for region (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) that's so dynamic and growing so rapidly - is criminally dull. Even the new RBC headquarters building is - at best - boring.
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