I’ve taken the whole route to Raleigh myself.
Durm looking DENSE from that angle
I’m just hanging out for now. I’ll be doing this trip next month. Can’t wait. I may take I-10 though. We’ll see.
Got a lot of pictures of downtown Cary’s Park opening today. Gotta go through them later. It is really something else. The shop there, the dog park bar, the social district, the water features, and the turnout. All really amazing. And everyone having such a good time. I feel like we talked to so many happy strangers, including some Cary staff that have been working on this from the beginning, and even ran into @Kevin and his lovely family.
The highlight was seeing Garry (Gerry) from Parks and Rec
That’s not Gerry, that’s Jerry.
T’was nice for a lil park 20 years in the making…
More parks, bike lanes and sidewalks are way better than 40 storey phalluses…
¿Porque no los dos?
Yup, we will eventually have both…maybe not in Cary tho - LoLs. My personal preference would be to overload on the people-centric amenties at the street level along the way…
Really like the outcome of the park. Makes me look forward to similar outcomes as Dix Park evolves although thinking of the scale of that versus the DTCP does make your head reel as it took essentially 2 decades from pitch, through fundraising / bonds and construction to land here for this park.
Couple DTCP pics from different perspectives below…
Cary can have nice things.
After spending so much time in Cary when I was younger, it’s almost hard to fathom how drastic the change has been in downtown. Other than the Cary Arts Center it seemed like nothing had changed in downtown in literally decades. Then the addition of The Mayton and the Academy streetscape changed the energy almost overnight, and the addition of the first phase of the park as well as the new library and apartments/townhomes really solidified how permanent these changes are. Plus there’s still a substantial amount of land next to the post office to better connect Chatham St with the park which has certainly set a new standard for urban parks in the Carolinas. The only park I can think of that might end up at this level is Greenville’s Unity Park which is still a ways off from completion.
OH okay, so it’s only the most beautiful, exceptional park in existence. Got it.
CoStar has started construction on their 400+ foot office tower in downtown Richmond. Downtown Richmond’s second 400-footer to go up in 5 years. Raleigh’s tallest tower over 400 feet was in 2008–15 years ago.
That’s cool, but man what a bland building
I kind of like it - clean shape, lots of balconies. I tend to like these kind of designs a lot more than ones that strain to be “interesting” with all kinds of slapdash panel colors and whatnot.
A spire would always be nice, though.