Construction Update – June 30, 2011

June 30th, 2011
I haven’t done a simple construction update in a long time, so here is a look at a couple notable projects in Raleigh.
Progress on Wake County Justice Center
Progress on Wake County Justice Center
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The World at the Nature Research Center with the NC SECU headquarters
The World at the Nature Research Center with the NC SECU headquarters
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Construction progress on James B. Hunt, Jr. Library on North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus
Construction progress on James B. Hunt, Jr. Library on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus
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Wake County Justice Center nearing external completion
Wake County Justice Center nearing external completion
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Salisbury Street side of the new Wake County Justice Center
Salisbury Street side of the new Wake County Justice Center
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State Employees' Credit Union of North Carolina headquarters construction
State Employees’ Credit Union of North Carolina headquarters construction
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Construction of the AIA NC Headquarters with the Archdale Building
Construction of the AIA NC Headquarters with the Archdale Building
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American Institute of Architects North Carolina Headquarters under construction
American Institute of Architects North Carolina Headquarters under construction
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New Progress/Duke Energy substation in downtown Raleigh
New Progress/Duke Energy substation in downtown Raleigh
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NCSU's Jim Hunt Library on Centennial Campus
NCSU’s Jim Hunt Library on Centennial Campus
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Comments

  1. Ernest says:

    June 30th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (#)

    Yes!!!!!!! A nice construction update for all those who can’t see these projects with their own eyes 😆 The only project I am not so excited about is the triple-height/single-width trailer, called AIA NC Headquarters. The rest are great projects, although I wish Matt had shown more of Green Square’s two buildings and parking deck 🙂 In the second photo you can see the steel frame of NC SECU Bldg rising – I think that the parking deck is almost done.

    Thanks Matt.

  2. Jeff says:

    June 30th, 2011 at 5:51 pm (#)

    Thank you very much for these. However much things have slowed down, I am still excited for what we do have going up in our city.
    Ernest, I like the modernist architecture style the AIA building will have when finished. For a small building, at least it’s something neat looking. And it’s not like anything else was going to get built on that weird little piece of land…

  3. Phil says:

    June 30th, 2011 at 5:57 pm (#)

    Thanks Matt for the update. I had to leave Raleigh in January so I’ve been missing a lot of the progress on these projects. It’s weired because I spent this morning searching the web for any kind of images of these projects! Perfect timing!

  4. Justin says:

    July 1st, 2011 at 10:25 am (#)

    I had always thought that the AIA building was going to be oriented differently, with the short side facing Peace Street and the long side facing Wilmington. I was wrong, but it looks awkward as is.

  5. Visitor says:

    July 5th, 2011 at 11:31 am (#)

    Thanks Matt!!! I didn’t realize so much was going on in Raleigh. I hate that old school beige concrete that is being used for the facade of the Wake County Justice Center. I hope the glass used for the windows is much like that of RBC or something to pull attention away from that dated 1820s brick…ugh. Otherwise I am pleased to see soo much progress in the city and hopefully this is the start of a huge growth for the city on both future and stalled projects.

  6. Ernest says:

    July 5th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (#)

    Amen to that, Visitor. That beige/green combination is getting too old in DT Raleigh. RBC Plaza brought a breath of fresh air, and it seems like the new NC SECU Bldg will have a blue(ish) exterior, as well. I am surprised Matt didn’t include any photos of the second Green Square building, which is almost finished. Maybe he can add some photos 🙂

  7. Hill says:

    July 6th, 2011 at 11:06 pm (#)

    One word describes the Wake County Justice Center, Nature Research Center, and the SECU:

    Underwhelming.

  8. Lee says:

    July 12th, 2011 at 10:16 am (#)

    I wish the Justice center was a little taller, but it will be a nice looking building when done, I think and every building in Raleigh can’t be 30 stories.

  9. Jagblue says:

    July 22nd, 2011 at 2:33 pm (#)

    That substation is going to be an eyesore AND a waste of prime DT real estate… e.g. The Hue, the AT&T building, Marriott

  10. Ernest says:

    July 22nd, 2011 at 2:48 pm (#)

    @Jagblue: I agree. Too bad The Metropolitan was announced at a time when little excitement was generated for residential projects around Amtrac station… It was too early… I wish someone with deeper pockets had taken over because it was a fantastic project!!! Seeing that stupid substation in that location breaks my heart, even though I must admit that a residential midrise would be a tough sell right next to the railroad tracks. A mixed-use, or an office building would have been easier to market, IMO.

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