The Edison can only change for the better… Gregg – the developer – is a man of a few words and I am sure he will try to deliver the best project possible. The renderings are impressive, but the final product is more likely to look even better.
The released renderings for the Edison towers already show the proposed crown on top. Doesn’t look too “iconic” to me. I hope they come up to at least 600 ft without cheating (read: RBC Plaza spire) and then do something tasteful on the top to make it visible from all around the beltline.
Sorry I’ve been gone everyone, my Time Warner bundle (of junk) service failed yesterday after one of my neighbors either burned the tap up, hit it too much or did something else dumb to it. And yeah JR, I hope they come to at least 650 ft. without a crown. We need that office space!! LOL. L8rs.
why did they turn the lights off on top of the progress plaza? when it first opened it was lit up for the first year and then after that u never see it lit… ever! rbc plaza better not turn the spire off after next year!
I love the pictures, I have been watching this building go up piece by piece on a monthly basis, this gives me the opportunity to see the finishing touches up close. Love the skyline. if there were only about two more bulidings between the new Paza and the Wachovia building, Raleigh’s skyline would be in the runnings.
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I moved from NY to Raleigh and now Charlotte in the past 5 years… And I really loved Raleigh but I felt lost in the Area , there was no jobs and the jobs I worked at(Financial Industry) was lame, Now the for the living conditions I would say (Raleigh-Cary) one of the best areas, I actually lived in Cary and that area was one of the best I have lived in, If it wasnt so slow I would haved stayed but again the job market was super lame. I really feel that in about 10 years Raleigh will be a major city and the reason is becuase it has a beautiful landscape!! just stunning!! Charlotte isnt that pretty outside the City except for South Park and Dilworth but for my industry it’s a perfect place to be becuase the job market in the Financial Sector is awesome right now even in a down economy, Now Raleigh will nver catch Charlotte as far as a Downtown becuase Charlotte’s Downtown is constantly growing and they are pushing the “Ghetto people” further out (dont worry I’m black) I just dont like to be around people that are not thinking positive and are not trying to better there situation if they fell on hard times. Charlotte is tearing down those ghetto areas and building condos and town houses. Now we have great areas like Ballyntyne, Dill worth, South Park, Lake norman to live and a awesome uptown which has some great places to live, we are currently building another high rise and soon adding a Pro Baseball stadium! But even though I live here in Charlotte and just love the City and will probably never move back to Raleigh I still think Raleigh will be one of the top cities especially the down town area to live in but that will be a good ten years ” A good Ten Years” and I will be in my forties , too old to enjoy a young vibrant city! I moved becuase I needed something that is Happening now becuase I’m in a younger demographic. My Kids will probably move up to Raleigh , I would rather them live in Raleigh in ten years, I will be a great place for them to raise a family when they become older, but for now just TOO SLOW.
@Thomas: The sad thing is that the finance sector in Raleigh will not see much growth and possibly never offer you the kind of opportunities you would love to see. Your kids may see Raleigh as an option if they attend a Triangle-based university and get into a sector other than financing. With the loss of RBC Bank, Raleigh’s little growth in the financing sector will slow even more; I don’t think that PNC will make up for the loss. Not to mention that times in the finance sector are tough, anyway.
@ Anonymous, I’m not downplaying the Areas around Charlotte and I know it’s a lovely town ” I live here ” but to be honest it cant compare with the beauty and cleanliness of Raleigh, the same way Raleigh can’t compare with Charlotte’s Downtown! now we have some very nice areas in Charlotte but they are small compared to Cary and Apex, North Hills, Wake forest, I can go on but we get the point… In ten years when Raleigh gets two or three more High rises and some real shopping (like a small North hills) somewhere in the downtown area in Raleigh what will happen at that point will be a great mix of a cool downtown and also clean areas around the city to live in, that will be crazy! But I totally love Charlotte because being in my thirties it’s a right now City that is still growing!! and we have programs in place to clean up the junk areas. How I see it and this is one of the reasons I moved out of Raleigh is in 5 years Charlotte will be incredible and Raleigh will still have a dismal downtown and a slow job market, but in about ten years I will pitch to my children to move to Raleigh becuase the education opportunities are awesome and it’s a super place to raise a family!!
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