RBC Plaza 2011 NHL All-Star Game Banner

July 31st, 2010

RBC Plaza got a temporary tattoo of the 2011 NHL All-Star Game logo, referring to the spectacle hosted by the Carolina Hurricanes here in Raleigh on January 30, 2011. It appears as advertised. I’m not sure how I feel about this showing up in every skyline photo until next year, but it does spice things up somewhat.

NHL All-Star game logo on RBC Plaza

2011 NHL All-Star game in Raleigh


  1. Ernest says:

    July 31st, 2010 at 2:00 pm (#)

    Well, in my opinion it will look nice in the skyline shots, but it will not last for long. If the new Justice Building rises fast from the ground, the banner will not be visible for very long. Excellent quality images, if I may add 🙂

  2. Brendan says:

    August 2nd, 2010 at 2:48 pm (#)

    I’m guessing RBC Plaza is trying to fill a low occupancy hole in its ledger?

  3. Lee L says:

    August 3rd, 2010 at 5:31 am (#)

    Actually, I think they have leased those floors. More than likely the people inside can’t see it and it just slightly darkens their views.

  4. Steve says:

    August 3rd, 2010 at 12:13 pm (#)

    I agree with Lee. I can’t imagine a scenario where they would block all of those offices windows. Times Square has lots of advertisements on buildings and most of them are probably one way. We can’t see inside RBC anyway so it’s not like a new technology for the building. I’d love to see lots of signs like this in the future, more downtown advertising means there are more people down there.

  5. Nick says:

    August 3rd, 2010 at 3:19 pm (#)

    My wife and I walked around the new Wake County Courthouse building this weekend before the BNL concert (woohoo!!!). From what I could see through the fence, it looked like they are already back at street level, AND it appeared as though they were transitioning from concrete to steel. We all know that steel rises faster than concrete. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll have another building topped out by the end of the year.

  6. Ernest says:

    August 4th, 2010 at 12:32 am (#)

    I agree, we should see the new Justice Center rising from the ground very fast after the transition is finished. It would be nice if the same happens with the NC SECU Bldg 😉

  7. Nick says:

    August 4th, 2010 at 8:41 am (#)

    Is the SECU going to be steel or concrete as its primary structure?

    Does anyone know if there is a webcam for the Justice Center? Will there be one for the SECU tower, and/or will the Green Square webcam still show the SECU Tower’s progress (I’m thinking about heighth here…)?

  8. Thomas says:

    August 4th, 2010 at 10:07 am (#)

    We still need retail….. a Best Buy or a Target ….. something? we only have a subway, CVS, and a MCDees owe I almost forgot and a Starbucks and a bunch of small town stores… To many eating places….. If we cant get up these high rises we need to push investors for retail…. Shopping stimulates the economy… it would bring so much life to the city…. I am tired of driving to Charlotte (except for the Football and Basketball Games) I would would even take a Walmart DT……Living in Raleigh is becoming like living with my parents…… Urbanizzzzze It 2010…..Someone talk to the Leaders of this Overgrown Town so we can transform it to the City of the Future!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Ernest says:

    August 4th, 2010 at 10:41 am (#)

    Nick, I am not sure what the material for the NC SECU Bldg will be, but I do know it will be LEED certified. My assumption is that the Green Square camera will show us the progress of NC SECU Bldg, at least until it starts rising above the current buildings – hopefully until the end. I will not be surprised, though, if they install a new camera, showing exclusively that building.

  10. John F says:

    August 4th, 2010 at 6:00 pm (#)

    What is the latest on the Raleigh Lightner Tower? Is it dead?

  11. LARYEA says:

    August 5th, 2010 at 7:16 am (#)

    very dead!

  12. Scott says:

    October 8th, 2010 at 4:51 pm (#)

    I’m a little late to the party but wanted to thank you Ernest for the compliments on the images, we did the printing for these graphics.

    Lee L was correct, these images are transparent to folks in the building – it’s a perforated material that vanishes from the inside.

    Cheers all.

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