RBC Plaza Crane on its Way Down

June 25th, 2008

Downtown Raleigh’s tallest object ever is coming down. The crane that stood since the beginning of construction of RBC Plaza and rose to over 600 feet is being disassembled. I wonder what building it will work on next? Edit: I also noticed the scaffolding inside the crown is itself being disassembled.

RBC Plaza crane


  1. Anonymous says:

    June 27th, 2008 at 4:02 pm (#)

    Great shot, Matt R.!!! When comparing RBC Plaza to the surrounding buildings from a distance, it looks a little overwhelming (in a good way, of course). However, from the street level it is perfect!!! In a way, I am happy to see the crane go because now the skyline will look more natural. As for improvements on the gap between the two “bookend” towers, I bet a lot on a future redevelopment of the N&O block. That would probably be the next MAJOR redevelopment effort – since The Edison has been announced already.

  2. Anonymous says:

    June 27th, 2008 at 5:33 pm (#)

    I work for the Fire dept., and I was leaked details that they, the Police, and other departments will be getting a new hi-rise headquarters…at least 15 stories, maybe even above 20. We all have to keep an eye on that.

    And RBC Plaza looks absolutely huge from this angle.

  3. Anonymous says:

    June 27th, 2008 at 8:31 pm (#)

    So I wonder with that area below the spire, will that enclose that? If not, that’d make a pretty awesome place for an open-air observatory or something like that. You could charge $2 (or free with RBC Bank account) to go up there. It would be pretty awesome to be able to look up through the bottom of the spire.

  4. Anonymous says:

    June 28th, 2008 at 8:11 am (#)

    Amazing idea, roguejam, I can’t agree more.

  5. Anonymous says:

    June 28th, 2008 at 2:32 pm (#)

    Speaking of the N&O block – what’s the situation with the N&O move to a new building? Last I had heard was that it was stalled indefinitely.

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RBC Plaza Crane on its Way Down

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