Early Raleigh Spring – 2011

March 3rd, 2011
Contemporary Art Museum Preview - Raleigh
Contemporary Art Museum Preview – Raleigh
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Early spring daffodils in Nash Square
Early spring daffodils in Nash Square
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Construction progress on the Wake County Justice Center
Construction progress on the Wake County Justice Center
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Looking down McDowell Street towards the new Green Square pedestrian sky bridge
Looking down McDowell Street towards the new Green Square pedestrian sky bridge
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Raleigh's new Contemporary Art Museum
Raleigh’s new Contemporary Art Museum
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Comments

  1. John says:

    March 3rd, 2011 at 2:09 pm (#)

    That mystery skyline location offers a good view of Raleigh’s three tallest.

  2. Unique1 says:

    March 3rd, 2011 at 2:13 pm (#)

    The Contemporary Art Museum is looking good! Thanks for the pictures Matt, as always a solid collection.

  3. Ernest says:

    March 3rd, 2011 at 2:17 pm (#)

    Thanks for the early Spring photos. Loved them all, especially the one with the hawk 🙂 The new CAM (museum) looks nice, too, although it is disappointing that the slow economy forced the residential developer and CAM to change their plans and ditch their original vision.

  4. steven says:

    March 3rd, 2011 at 5:15 pm (#)

    nice!

  5. Steve says:

    March 4th, 2011 at 10:53 am (#)

    The CAM looks good. I like the way it fits into the warehouse district. Fantastic photos, as always.

  6. Hill says:

    March 8th, 2011 at 7:29 pm (#)

    …I just wish the Wake County Justice Center was a little more grand.

  7. Ernest says:

    March 9th, 2011 at 3:11 pm (#)

    Hill, I must say that you are not alone. To me, the county made a huge mistake by not saving the two buildings that were there. They could have easily developed half of that parcel, without losing anything. Now, they missed a huge opportunity for a future county building and if you think about it the final product didn’t accomplish as much. To be fair, from the street level it almost feels overwhelming, but this is probably due to the fact that we were used to seeing an empty parcel for a while – after they demolished the old structures. I took a walk today and looked at the frame of the building in relation to the average human being – there were several workers visible from the ground level… It really looked grand from where I was. I guess we’ll need to get used to it.

    Can’t wait to find out the mystery angle… It’s not hard to find the approximate location, but Matt has a way of fooling us, and with ease 😆

  8. Hill says:

    March 9th, 2011 at 11:48 pm (#)

    Maybe I’ll have to take a walk down there. Perhaps the pic doesn’t do it justice (no pun intended).

    K Street NW in downtown DC doesn’t have skyscrapers but has a urban feel, perhaps this could be just like K street

  9. Matt says:

    March 10th, 2011 at 10:42 am (#)

    Since there are no guesses on the mystery skyline angle, here is the location:

    http://bit.ly/gFUYsT

  10. John says:

    March 10th, 2011 at 11:16 am (#)

    Matt, I would never have guessed that location. You do an excellent job finding these views.

  11. Ernest says:

    March 10th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (#)

    @Matt: I had placed it near Carson and Whitaker Mill, but I had a feeling I could not find it, unless I drove by there for an hour 😆 That area needs a few mid-rises, even if they lined them up along the North side of Whitaker Mill Rd. The view of the skyline would be a HUGE plus!!! Unfortunately, too many NIMBYs live around there, too, and even if they didn’t, all the Five Points, Cameron Village and Cameron Park NIMBY groups would have united and revolted, anyway 😆

    @Hill: Washington DC is one of the few examples where the lack of skyscrapers would not hurt anyone’s feelings. The urbanity of that city is phenomenal, and not only K Street NW. I love how nicely they have integrated their convention center, too. However, I am not sure I want to see Salisbury Street becoming like K Street… For one, it is one of the few streets left where we can build skyscrapers… Not many parcels are available, but we can still squeeze 2-3 skyscrapers 🙂 Of course, even the taller mid-rises near the new Justice Center can help create a more urban feel, if that is what you meant. I would welcome them to any low-rise garbage and out-of-place structures, provided they have a decent urban form. For its nature, the new Justice Center isn’t bad, at all, but that block could have gotten 4 high-rises instead, or a mix of 2 high-rises and 2 mid-rises… Oh well, how much can we expect from government people? At least, they were fiscally responsible about the new Justice Center. I wish the city leaders were the same about the proposed Public Safety Center.

  12. SNEwx_46 says:

    March 11th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (#)

    Excellent pictures!
    And K Street in Washington is gorgeous. I’d give up having skyscrapers if Raleigh had that kind of urbanity 😉

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