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Old 02-11-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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I so agree with you - I love high up views
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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I guess the bottom line is that, aside from the terrorist concerns, that the upper floors in a tall building command very high rents, so economically it probably does not make sense to have an observation deck. Even a bar/restaurant probably can't generate enough revenue to pay the going rate for rent.

If you look at the Empire State Building in NYC, they charge a lot of money to go to the observation deck, and you have thousands of tourists each day that are willing to pay to dough to do that. Plus, all the sales of souvenirs, etc. make setting aside what would otherwise be prime office space for something else worthwhile.

I just don't see that happening in Charlotte.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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You never know with all the empty exec offices filling those floors!
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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The post 9-11 excuse doesn't fly with me. The Empire State Building still allows public up to the top.

If you want to see a somewhat similar view, go to Crowders Mountain. You can see the Blue Ridge on a relatively clear day...something you can only see from the upper floors of BofA typically.

ESB. has had restaurants , shops and observation tower built in building prior to 9-11. I dont even know what is at the top of BofA but I would be quite certain this CEO room and doubt he would want to share his spot.
Plus the elevators are different than ESB BofA elevators go by controlled high security floors. They need to keep them open to hold the billions of dollars they have ours from this stimulus package
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Jersey Shore to Charlotte, NC
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I got really high uptown yesterday, had an interview on the 22nd floor of 201 S. College, not sure of the bldg name, but the panoramic view was very cool..
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I got really high uptown yesterday, had an interview on the 22nd floor of 201 S. College, not sure of the bldg name, but the panoramic view was very cool..
That is one of my favorite buildings The Charlotte Plaza or the Grant Thorton Building

I like the way it is designed
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I got really high uptown yesterday, had an interview on the 22nd floor of 201 S. College, not sure of the bldg name, but the panoramic view was very cool..
YAY!!! An interview!! Please keep us posted on the results - I've been praying for you

And how cool would that be, for you to work so high up with a view!
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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The highest I've been is Bentley's on 27. It's a restaurant on the 27th floor of the Charlotte Plaza building on College St.
That is a nice view. Its not exactly a "public observation deck" but they do have a bar (as well as the restaurant) so if you don't want to do dinner there, you can stop by to have a drink and enjoy the view.

I've also heard something about events on the roof of the Mint Museum - but I have no idea how high up that is or what the view is like.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:26 PM
 
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I'v experienced a very nice view from the top of the Holiday Inn in uptown. The top floor is the gym which has an outdoor walking track around the perimeter of the floor.I think it was on the 16th floor.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Highland Creek Area
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That is a nice view. Its not exactly a "public observation deck" but they do have a bar (as well as the restaurant) so if you don't want to do dinner there, you can stop by to have a drink and enjoy the view.

I've also heard something about events on the roof of the Mint Museum - but I have no idea how high up that is or what the view is like.
Now that's not a bad idea. I haven't looked at the menu prices, but I'm going to assume that I can't afford a meal. But I could probably swing a drink or two. Thanks.
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