Downtown Raleigh Photo Series – July 9, 2008

July 9th, 2008

Sunrise marks another day in Raleigh

RBC Plaza anchors the view

Wachovia Capitol Center

Aside from the cranes, Raleigh’s skyline looks put together again.

Storm moves out at sunset

RBC Plaza nearly complete from the outside

Fireworks at a Carolina Mudcats game

Typical workday scene on F street

Raleigh Density

Lightning next to Wachovia Capitol Center

Lights on at RBC Plaza

Looking south from the north end of DT

What once would have been the Metropolitan Condominiums will now be a power substation

Trying to blend in

The crane halfway down RBC

Raleigh’s new shimmer wall on the convention center. How many wrecks will it cause?

Raleigh sunrise

Raleighview road

Gust front takes over DT


Moore square parking garage view

Early morning RBC and BB&T

Never any hot dog shortages in Raleigh

Fayetteville Street


Downtown Raleigh


  1. Anonymous says:

    August 7th, 2008 at 3:35 pm (#)

    You are correct… I just feel that the developers lacked the vision required to make the most out of the Alexander Square site. Luckily, they built the structure in a way that we can add up to 10 floors above it – the current owners mentioned this possibility for the future – but I think they should have planned for something MUCH larger. Anyway, it is done deal now. As for Wachovia Capital Center and Two Hannover Square adding space, many of us should remember the vacancy rates following the completion of the two towers and the unfortunate cancellation of First Citizens Bank tower as a result of the very high vacancy rates 🙁

    Oh well!!! We have grown accustomed to small things. Thank God we have Matt to show us Raleigh in a way many of us have not noticed before.

  2. Anonymous says:

    December 21st, 2008 at 12:16 am (#)

    I am from Russia, Siberia, and probably will move to Raleigh on about 2 years. I should say that these photos make me feel that I like your city, the population is the same as here at my place, but the city is very much different, looks lovely. Despite I know how nice any city can look on the professional photographs, I ‘ve got many of such ones of my city:)) But reading all your comments guys, it makes me think that Raleigh is really the same lovely place as it looks like:)

  3. Anonymous says:

    August 9th, 2011 at 11:34 am (#)

    What wonderful pictures! Because I have lived in this area most of my life, I forget what a great place it is to live and work until a visitor or transplanted resident reminds me. Thank you for capturing my beloved city!

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Downtown Raleigh Photo Series – July 9, 2008

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