As we all know, most of us on this site like to look at new buildings/projects and fantasize about where things could go or what real estate or public works opportunities are just over the horizon.
But what if we take it up a notch? Forget what’s already in the pipelines right now; what do you think could Raleigh use that the rest of us haven’t heard of? What opportunities off the beaten path are out there?
For example, I found this article that introduces a way to use AI (generative adversarial networks) to design building floor/programming plans -no matter how odd or funky a building footprint may be shaped. What if this was used in the old Cargill site or the Iron District?
The one thing that disappoints me in the Dix Park plans is that it is missing that one BIG spectacular thing. I was thinking maybe something like the Skyride in Spokane WA would be pretty cool. Running from somewhere downtown to the park. Would make the Dix park a lot more accessible from downtown.
I too would like to see Dix have its one big thing as well, but I’d expand that to say that I’d like Raleigh to have its one big thing.
But, as you all know, I’d settle for a multi-screen cinema right now.
I’ve attended a lot of movies at Marbles, and it’s a great resource because it’s a true IMAX experience. I even attended an after midnight showing of The Last Jedi when they were running the showings for 30 straight hours when it opened.
However, it’s not a full blown multi-screen cinema with lots of options and the potential to energize an entire neighborhood by providing potential shoppers, diners, etc. on a rotational basis throughout an afternoon and evening.