RBC Spire In Place

May 14th, 2008

The spire atop the crown of RBC Plaza has finally been put into place, topping out the building and accepting all challengers at 538 feet.

RBC Plaza and Two Hannover Square

Close up of the spire

Another angle

South Saunders view


  1. Anonymous says:

    May 19th, 2008 at 6:19 am (#)

    Question for you guys…..what kind of retail do you think will go into the RBC Plaza?

  2. Anonymous says:

    May 19th, 2008 at 7:21 am (#)

    John, you need to see the skyline from Boylan Ave, or from a Northern location. Driving down Wake Forest Rd will give you a very good idea of the difference in height. I would recommend the Boylan Ave bridge, though.

    Mongo Slade, I am not sure they have found a tenant for the retail space, yet. We know that RBC’s brunch is going to occupy most of the ground level, but that is all we know thus far. Of course, a bank doesn’t count as retail, but I am sure they will look for a tenant that would stay open even after business hours. I would hate to see the rest of the ground floor remain closed after that. Personally, I would love to see a restaurant, or cafe, with entrance either on Wilmington Str, or Martin Str. Ideally, they could have put a little cafe on the Fayetteville Str side, near Yancy’s, but that would be a vision for a perfect world.

  3. Anonymous says:

    May 19th, 2008 at 11:26 am (#)

    Although the South Saunders angle is considered the “money shot”, I think that the Boylan Avenue bridge is the best shot. If only they would fix that area up a little….

  4. Anonymous says:

    May 19th, 2008 at 1:36 pm (#)

    Yes, and add a few real skyscrapers between the bridge and Fayetteville Street while they are at it :LOL:

  5. Anonymous says:

    May 22nd, 2008 at 10:33 am (#)

    man the BBT building is REALLY ugly IMO. I wish it wasn’t so “clunky” with the greenish boxes up top

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RBC Spire In Place

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