Downtown Raleigh – July 18, 2008

July 18th, 2008

The West at North and Glenwood South

RBC Plaza from the rooftop of the old Capital Club building

Downtown from the Clarion Hotel

Two Hannover Square with the illumination still turned off

Empire Properties L Building tower crane at sunset

Wachovia and buildings along Fayetteville Street

RBC Plaza spire and crown, with aircraft beacons blazing

Glenwood South area

Marriott, BB&T, Banks of America

BB&T peeks between West at North and the Quorum Center


The new convention center

Urban fitness


Wachovia and RBC stand together

Moon and West at North balconies

Glenwood Avenue apartments

Close up of RBC

Raleigh Sheraton, One Progress Energy, Two Hannover

High over Martin Street

Norfolk Southern locomotives on their way to Fuquay-Varina




Bloomsbury Estates

2 Progress Plaza

Sheraton and BB&T, etc

Thanks to Brian Summers and Matt Robinson (the guy with the same name as me) of North State Bank for inviting me atop their offices at Salisbury and Martin Street.


  1. Lisa Jeffries says:

    July 18th, 2008 at 6:49 pm (#)

    Some of the best ever – great job!!!!

  2. Matt says:

    July 18th, 2008 at 7:33 pm (#)

    loving the density shots!

  3. John says:

    July 18th, 2008 at 7:40 pm (#)

    These photographs keep getting better and better. Great job Matt.

  4. MacArthur Clutch says:

    July 18th, 2008 at 9:39 pm (#)

    You really make that RBC building look taller than than 30 something stories. Your work is impressive. I would love to see your work elsewhere

  5. Walt says:

    July 19th, 2008 at 1:06 am (#)

    I’m hooked! I find myself checking this site out all the time now.

  6. Jeff says:

    July 19th, 2008 at 7:28 am (#)

    MacArthur Clutch, not sure if you were aware of his other site:
    very impressive work

  7. Jason Hawke says:

    July 19th, 2008 at 10:01 am (#)

    Agreed. I found this site while surfing and have it bookmarked now. My wife and I are taking a week drive from MN to come visit NC this fall, in part due to your work. Looks like a beautiful, growing city. Your stuff is amazing.

  8. laryea says:

    July 19th, 2008 at 6:00 pm (#)

    excellent… excellent!

  9. Craig Taylor says:

    July 21st, 2008 at 4:15 pm (#)

    cool. dealing with aim you have the magic in the lens!

  10. Ernest says:

    July 22nd, 2008 at 12:12 am (#)

    The best just got better. Outstanding composition and more than excellent quality of images!!!

  11. David says:

    July 22nd, 2008 at 3:26 pm (#)

    Dear Webmaster,
    Next time u want to capture a photo album of a skyline, u might want to try going to a city, preferabaly with skyscrapers a that actually scrape skys not poking it: 🙂 Pics are nice tho.

  12. Lee says:

    July 22nd, 2008 at 3:36 pm (#)

    Well, he does happen to live here, so it is a little easier to take pictures here. Check his other sites listed at the bottom of the page for other cities.

  13. JC says:

    July 22nd, 2008 at 9:38 pm (#)

    Matt is probably the most talented photographer EVER! He rocks just like his pics!

  14. Ernest says:

    July 23rd, 2008 at 8:38 am (#)

    I agree with JC… I have seen work from several great local photographers, who do a fantastic job capturing all those things about Raleigh we tend to ignore… The things that give our city soul and character. Matt, however, has successfully combined the street-level, as well as the [little, yet dynamic] skyline we have. Not many photographers can capture the essence of Raleigh from a far distance in a way Matt does. Knowing him at a personal level I can testify that he is a VERY modest, reliable and down-to-Earth person, and I value his friendship.

  15. Anonymous says:

    July 23rd, 2008 at 10:09 am (#)

    AMAZING pix!

  16. sb says:

    July 25th, 2008 at 5:20 pm (#)

    great pics! the rbc plaza is almost complete the is the limit for raleigh

  17. raleighite says:

    July 28th, 2008 at 5:12 pm (#)

    Hey!! Thats my gym!!

  18. carl says:

    July 29th, 2008 at 7:44 pm (#)

    the skyline is coming together now we need to redeveop the airport

  19. paul beezley says:

    July 31st, 2008 at 10:26 pm (#)

    Your photos simply rock, the Pittsburgh ones are also excellent.
    Grew up in Raleigh, and always new the William Christmas gave the city great bones on a great site.
    What is #14? Love the detail, great eye.
    Is 23 the elks building? some fraternity as I recall, great isolation shot.

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