Raleigh Eclipsed

February 21st, 2008

RBC Plaza


I-440 Beltline traffic at sunset


Current skyline


Black and White night (Where have you gone, Metropolitan?)


The “Father and Son’s Antiques” Angle


Looking south down Fayetteville Street


RBC Plaza races to eclipse Two Hannover Square


Total eclipse of the moon adjacent to Wachovia Capitol Center


Raleighite Jogger


From Dorothea Dix


Looking south from the base of the Archdale Building


Martin Street, RBC Plaza


Urban Soccer practice


Contrast


BB&T Building peeks at the lunar eclipse


Graveyard at Dorothea Dix


The New AT&T, sign.


Windows Explorer.


Roof to go.


Total Lunar Eclipse.


Lake Wheeler Road.


Downtown Raleigh at night.


Aerial of Interstate 40 and Raleigh skyline.


North Carolina State Capitol building dome and the moon (its a stretch).


There’s room for more towers!

Comments

  1. Ernest says:

    March 6th, 2008 at 7:55 am (#)

    At North Hills, they removed the crane from the Renaissance Hotel site. Now, they are placing it across from there, to be used for CAPTRUST Tower.

  2. Ernest says:

    March 6th, 2008 at 12:02 pm (#)

    Currently, the work that is being done is on the caisson drilling, which explains why the progress is not visible. If you want to read more on the construction of Soleil Center 1, read this article, courtesy of Raleigh Chronicle:

    http://www.raleigh2.com/default.asp?sourceid=&smenu=1&twindow=&mad=&sdetail=574&wpage=1&skeyword=&sidate=&ccat=&ccatm=&restate=&restatus=&reoption=&retype=&repmin=&repmax=&rebed=&rebath=&subname=&pform=&sc=2502&hn=raleigh2&he=.com

    In the usual fashion of “can’t get the facts straight” Raleigh Chronicle states that 470ft Soleil Center 1 will be the tallest building in Raleigh. Well, not really, considering that RBC Plaza will reach 538ft and the 38-story component of The Edison that will reach about 525ft. For those who wonder why I say Soleil Center 1, keep in mind that Soleil Group has purchased the adjacent 3-story building and is planning to build an 18-20 story mixed-use high-rise, labeled Soleil Center 2.

  3. John F says:

    March 10th, 2008 at 7:24 am (#)

    Today’s News And Observer says Wachovia is planning to put its logo on top of its 30 story tower. Wachovia wants to be noticed like BB&T and RBC which have or will have logos on top of their towers.

  4. JR says:

    March 11th, 2008 at 10:21 pm (#)

    That Father & Son’s Antiques angle is remarkable. Perfect time of day to take a shot like that.

  5. Ernest says:

    March 12th, 2008 at 7:52 am (#)

    If they wish to be noticed, they should improve the appearance of their buildings. Maybe Wachovia would pay for a nice spire that will push Wachovia Capital Center to over 550ft, just to piss off RBC and BB&T :LOL:

  6. WB says:

    March 21st, 2008 at 8:17 pm (#)

    You do Raleigh great and I look foward for more. It has grown a lot since I have moved away.
    Lived in Raleigh from 1965-1973

    Get over here in Charlotte in 2010 when most of our projects well be done. I know how you can make a city shine.

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