On our evening stroll we were impressed by the number of cement trucks lined up at one of the many construction sites in Uptown Charlotte.
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.
At first I thought these driggers caution cones said danger … however after googling the word I think Driggers is the name of company. Possibly Driggers Electric & Control CO. This photo was taken at 500 South College Street in Uptown Charlotte.
I took this photo because the blue will add color to our photo blog and because of the sign which you can see says edifice … with a little research it is easy to surmise that this is an edifice construction site. Now I understand the Edifice Inc. is the name of the company constructing this building … but some additional research finds that the definition of edifice is: “a building, especially a large, imposing one”.