Construction cranes are a common site in Uptown Charlotte. The tall building in the background is the 55 story Duke Energy Center. The tall cranes are constructing the Duke Energy tower which will be 40 stories when complete. The smaller cranes are working on an expansion to the convention center.
Normally the uptown streets have been busy with office workers. But during the pandemic the streets are busy with construction works and it turns out that construction works enjoy strolling on their lunch break. Hard hats, mask, high visibility safety vest, blue jeans, and work boots.
Following is a website about Construction Site Attire Rules. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Construction workers strolling in Uptown Charlotte.
Construction defines Uptown Charlotte this year. Every where you look there are tall buildings being constructed and the workers who make this possible. Today’s photo shows a lunch break scene in the Bank of America plaza. I liked the scene because of the workers and the long shadows.
I like today’s photo but have to acknowledge it is not as good as the famous photo called lunch atop a Skyscraper. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Construction workers on lunch break is uptown Charlotte.
Over 100 of these nodes have recently been installed in Uptown. The first step was to lay fiber optic cable which involved cutting small two inch wide ditches, laying the fiber, and then patching the asphalt. Then, they constructed nodes as shown in today’s photo. And the next step appears that they will connect the nodes to 5G networks.
Following is an article which explains the nodes installed by Crown Castle. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A low-powered antenna to expand “smart city” innovations.
A sign for the time says “the future is what we make it”. During the pandemic construction has continued in Uptown Charlotte. In addition to billions of dollars spent on construction; Charlotte has also invested in road repair and fiber networking.
Following is a link to a web site article from Honeywell about the future is what we make it. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sign on the times on a construction site in Uptown Charlotte.
This is a photo of the newly constructed Marriott in Uptown Charlotte. It appears to be close to completion because they are planting trees in the green spaces around the building. I especially like the mirrors and glass in this perspective.
A recent article, found in the Charlotte Observer, stated that there are center city construction plans worth three billion dollars in 2021.
Connie says that the construction should be ahead of schedule because of reduced traffic during the pandemic. And we can attest that construction vehicles have taken over the streets. Often closing several lanes and only leaving one lane open.
Following is an article about the Ally Charlotte Center project which includes the new Marriott. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption The new Marriott under construction in Uptown Charlotte.
As part of the Mecklenburg county “stay at home” order, only essential business activity are allowed. It appears construction is not only allowed it is expanding at a rapid pace. The City of Charlotte has start several street repair projects which as started after the “stay at home” order. Thank you to all the construction workers.
Today’s photo shows the Bank of America Tower which was recently constructed. Of specific interest is the video wall in the lobby. Their website says that one of the amenities is a thirty-four by sixty-six foot video wall that can be viewed from the lawn in the entry plaza.
Construction continues at a rapid pace and the Alley building is one of several active sites. When this photo was taken we counted ten construction cranes.
The taller building to the left is the Duke Energy Center. The building, in the reflection, is the Bank of America Tower.
There are so many construction cranes, in Uptown Charlotte, there seems to be one on every corner! Actually I think there are eight cranes at present with several additional construction sites planned.
This photo was taken at 222 South Caldwell Street.
This construction crane is one of many active in Uptown Charlotte. This specific crane is working on an 31 story apartment tower being built on top of the Mint Museum. Combined the height will be 43 stories.
The perspective of the photo makes it appear that taking this photo was precarious. However, they have built a concrete and metal deck for pedestrians to walk under … actually we walk the long way around because we don’t fully trust the deck.
This photo was taken at 500 South Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to an article about Childress Klein to build apartment tower atop Mint Museum.