I wonder if Skyhouse Raleigh will be visible in the “Dix Hill” shot. I’m praying that it actually comes through. GREAT Pics Matt. I always look forward to your updates. While Raleigh’s development frustrates me, your photography never disappoints.
Matt, you are one of the VERY few photographers who can do so much with so little… If things could pick up a bit in the high-rise department, you would be performing even greater miracles. I would strongly encourage you to focus a little more on the street life images, both during the evening and day hours. I think there is a lot of material there. Of course, keep up the great work with the skyline shots, as we all seem to love them 🙂 Thanks.
Skyhouse’s impact will be next to zero from the money shot. Both the elevation and the small height will make it impossible to see from the SW. It will be visible from other angles, though, including the Boylan Ave bridge (although not as much). For me, the impact of Skyhouse will be with regards to: a) density, b) economic impact to the nearby businesses. The major impact of The Edison will come from the taller component(s), if we ever see that happening. There is hope, as long as Gregg realizes that 6-story buildings don’t belong there. I have a feeling that the city leaders try to bring tenants – office, hotel and residential components – but for as long as they are willing to approve crappy proposals (i.e. Site 4) I doubt we’ll see anything major happening. I am hopeful, though, that after Red Hat and Citrix, other businesses will follow, enough to get both The Edison and Charter Square moving forward.
It’s nice to see more development downtown! The new SECU building, Gallery, BAR building, Hampton Inn, and maybe, just maybe, the Skyhouse! Not to mention the Justice Center is coming together nicely. When the economy picks up just a little bit more, Raleigh will be absolutely booming!
Brad, the crane is for the St Mary’s Square Apartments. It will be as 4-6 story building, depending on the elevation, and will be similar to 712 Tucker Str Commons. I think it is a good size for that location and I am glad that the NIMBYs couldn’t do anything to reduce the size, like they’ve done before.
Ok, I know I’m going waaaayyy out there but I’ve been looking at the area around Exchange Plaza and trying to figure out where a high rise or two could go to fill in the space between PNC and Wells Fargo, looking at the skyline from Boylan Avenue. Just for something to chew on, was wondering what the possibility of the city, which I think bought Exchange, would add about 6-7 floors to it and if it even could be done structurally. There just doesnt seem like alot of space around there to build something. Was also thinking the building next to it, Market Plaza?? could do the same thing. Something around the downtown fire station could also hellp. Any thoughts?
There are several places they could put a high rise, but few places without tearing down an existing building. I think the best spot to fill in the gap would be the Andrew Johnson birthplace, across from Raleigh times. Another awesome spot would be the parcel directly across from the NW corner of Moore Square. These two spots would be great for a tall residential mixed use.
Anybody who can make Raleigh’s skyline look at the most DECENT gets a thumbs up from me. With such little to work with you did a great job Matt. Maybe once Raleigh can finally land a high rise at least 40 stories tall (which will probably be 25 years from now, 20 if you pray every night for it) you will still be alive to capture its essence lol.
Would you consider taking some photos of kids attending different summer camps around town? You could get some neat backgrounds of them jumping on trampolines, playing sports, acting, etc. You can find a complete list of Raleigh summer camps at: http://www.RaleighSummerCamps.org I’m sure that parents would LOVE your project if you’re able to do this.