Quick and Dirty Skyline Update

December 12th, 2007

I was noticing the RBC Plaza building was rising slightly to the right compared to the July 2007 rendering, so I adapted the position relative to the null of latest floor (which is about where the condo section begins). If the originally released rendering holds to scale until the final beam is put into place, then it appears the impact from our typical South Saunders Street vantage point will be a bit less than what it first seemed. It looks like Two Hannover Square may continue to hold the peak position in the skyline from this perspective. Even if we consider the towers of the Edison, they will not have significant impact from this vantage point unless something is scaled up to 700-800 feet.

Future Raleigh Skyline December 12 2007

When the all proposed projects are finally finished, from ground level I suspect the Boylan Avenue bridge might provide the most impressive scenes of the density stretching from Martin to South Street (and you’d have to go wider to include Wachovia Capitol Center).


  1. Anonymous says:

    December 13th, 2007 at 9:30 am (#)

    Thank you so much Matt for the constant updates. By me living in NYC, this and MSA.com are my sources of the goings on in Raleigh!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    December 13th, 2007 at 10:45 am (#)

    It’s good to see these long overdue improvements to downtown Raleigh. Too bad the RBC Center was not built there. It would have given people a reason to go downtown.

    I’ve been in DC for nine years now, but Raleigh will always be my hometown. I still miss it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    December 13th, 2007 at 11:09 am (#)


    Your focus on perfection and excellence must be recognized, much like your contribution and hard work. One observation: Site One will be as wide as One Progress Plaza, and if I see your rendering correctly, this means that the Site One buildings need to be stretched a little more towards Fayetteville Street. Check out the developer’s website for the “new” renderings. I think Lafayette and Site One (North Tower) will completely block One Hannover Square from this angle. Also, at 410ft, the office tower of The Edison should be barely visible behind One Progress Plaza and Two Progress Plaza. Not much, but it should appear behind the two former towers. I may be mistaken on this, however, if the elevation doesn’t allow this. Take in consideration that the main structure of RBC Plaza will top off at 401ft.

  4. Anonymous says:

    January 22nd, 2008 at 4:30 pm (#)

    Anyone wonder how our skyline would look if Matt plugged the Charlotte BofA tower in where our lovely edision project will be. That is a good example of a nice looking large tower that we could all be proud of. Then we could all get our hopes up.

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