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Old 08-19-2009, 12:44 AM
 
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Hi,

is there any high-rise building uptown where tourists can go up and get a view of Charlotte? I'm looking just to go to a high floor or rooftop to take a few pictures of the city and just get a good look! Please let me know if there are any buildings or hotels which let you do this.

Thanks.
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Sol System
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Unfortunately , no. Maybe sometime in the distant future. Until then , you'll have to settle for a parking deck.
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Weddington
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You could go to Bentleys on the 27th floor of the Charlotte Plaza building, it has nice views.

Welcome to Bentley's on 27 - A Visionary Dining Experience
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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Years ago, I took the elevator to the 60th Floor of the Bank of America just to have a look. Give it a shot.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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Years ago, I took the elevator to the 60th Floor of the Bank of America just to have a look. Give it a shot.
I doubt this is still possible given the ultra-high level of security at their building. I don't think you can even get past the lobby now without ID to go through the fancy glass doors to the elevator. Heck, they even have armed guards at their parking garage entrance...and rumor has it that the police will approach you if you're simply taking pictures of the building outside! I've actually wanted to try this one...see if they can stop an honest American from taking pictures on the sidewalk! Ha!
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Weddington
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I got crap from a security guard for taking pictures from the top of the Reid’s parking garage.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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Default Best views...

The short answer to your question is you can't get up the elevators at the bank buildings, they aren't open to the public.

However, Bentleys on 27, located on the 27th floor of the Grant Thornton building, is a restaurant. The bar has a great view of the city. Dress is business casual or better.

Other creative options include getting into one of the top floors of the uptown hotels... The Holiday Inn has a top floor pool area, but that's less than 20 stories, and placed beside Hearst Tower (50 something, right?) it might be tough to get the view you're looking for.

For photos, consider the overpass @ Hawthorne and Independence Blvd.
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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I got crap from a security guard for taking pictures from the top of the Reidís parking garage.
On private property (a garage), sure, they can tell you whatever they want. On right-of-way (the sidewalk along Tryon St. for example), only public law enforcement can tell you what to do (within the legal limits of the law). And as far as I can tell, there are no laws saying you can't take pictures of architecture (buildings).
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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You could go to Bentleys on the 27th floor of the Charlotte Plaza building, it has nice views.

Welcome to Bentley's on 27 - A Visionary Dining Experience
Best, high-level view of the city in my opinion is at Bentley's on 27. However, for the OP wanting to take pictures, they do not have an outdoor patio / balcony, so you would be shooting through the windows.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Someone told me there was a terror threat at the BoA building and that's why security is nuts. I got yelled at for taking a picture in the lobby, part of the overstreet mall? Anyone know the details?
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