Raleigh Wide Open – The Reopening of Fayetteville Street

July 29th, 2006
Fayetteville Street reopened Saturday night, July 29th, 2006 after missing the past 30 years. Here are some photos from the festivities, including the fireworks.
A news helicopter watches over a large crowd packing the brand new Fayetteville Street while Mayor Meeker spoke.
Looking down Fayetteville Street.
Downtown from the north end of Fayetteville Street.
The crowd was pushed back to make way for the parade.
“Alright, lets get this parade under way!” … “I thought those apaches would be here any minute.” … “What the heck, they said I wouldn’t miss Seinfeld.”
Perhaps they know where they are.
Mayor Meeker waits for the flyover.
Apache Helicopter approaches Fayetteville Street.
I wonder what costs more, the building, the balloon, or the copter?
Finally!
Raleigh’s finest.
Go pack!
Uhh…
Old school.
ABC11’s Steve Daniels ponders his next move.
Carolina Dance Center.
Older school.
Waving to the kids.
Worlds largest shopping cart?
ABC11 anchors tossing candy from the float.
Crowds packed the brand new Fayetteville Street.
Raleigh FD.
This storm was around 80 miles away.
Crowds
Raleigh’s Fayetteville Street.
People, People, People.
Everyone watches g105 money grabbing.
Looking south.
American flag among Raleigh’s densest core.
More of the crowd.
Hargett and Wilmington
The fireworks started abruptly.
BB&T Building and Fireworks.
Fireworks over the Raleigh Skyline.
Fireworks over the Raleigh Skyline.
Fireworks over the Raleigh Skyline.
Fireworks over the Raleigh Skyline.
Fireworks over the Raleigh Skyline.
Fireworks over the Raleigh Skyline.
Fireworks over the Raleigh Skyline.
The end.

Comments

  1. Hank C says:

    May 2nd, 2007 at 11:01 pm (#)

    These are awesome! Very, very cool!

  2. JRD says:

    June 13th, 2007 at 9:51 am (#)

    I find it funny and ironic that to celebrate the street being reopened to vehicular traffic, they close it to vehicular traffic for pedestrians.

  3. Hannah says:

    February 1st, 2009 at 10:13 am (#)

    Sweet! Kinda wish I was there but these pics describe it All!

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