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Old 11-25-2009, 08:11 PM
 
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I decided to take a Thanksgiving eve stroll through the new City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh tonight. I didn't have my tripod so taking night shots was a challenge, but here are a few quick pictures of the general area. Overall I think it looks very nice. I look forward to checking it out in more detail soon. I think this area has huge potential to be a focal point of downtown activity in the future.

WRAL Story on Raleigh's City Plaza: Link

City Plaza


Looking Up Fayetteville Street Towards RBC Plaza


Close-up of Light Tower




The Newest Krispy Kreme In Downtown Raleigh


Motion Activated Fountain


Another View Up Fayetteville Street
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:33 PM
 
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Great pics !!
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Those are really great pics. It doesn't even look like the Raleigh I grew up in.
But where are all the people? It's weirdly deserted....
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Great thread! I'm glad I spread the wealth so I was able to send you a reputation point for this awesome post!
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:28 AM
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Great pics NRG!

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But where are all the people? It's weirdly deserted....
I don't know if you're trying to imply something there, but anyways...

Given that it's cool out, was probably around 9pm when these pics were taken, and the night before Thanksgiving... most people are indoors with their families, traveling, sleeping, etc etc.

Also downtown nightlife really only is Thursday - Saturday.
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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aw, we were down there at duck and dumpling a 9pm last night. we should've waved.

nice pics! they make it look really nice (not that it isn't)
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:20 AM
 
Location: ITB Raleigh, NC
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I am guessing it was a pretty dead night downtown overall. Most people were traveling or cooking. Plus, except for KK and the two lunch places, there is not where to eat/drink directly ON the plaza, so only a place to walk through to get someone else at night, unless there is an event. Would be busier during the day, with people mingling, when the shops there are open.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:20 PM
 
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wow cool! really nice pics!
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Great pics!

Mike
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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I work right there in the BB&T building, so it's been really exciting to watch this come together. Great pics
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