Category: Charlotte

Charlotte Skyscrapers: A City on the Rise

This is an interesting article on the Charlotte skyscrapers. Here’s the first part… Click on the link below for the entire article.

“There’s no questioning Charlotte’s prominence as a New South city and one of the fastest-growing urban hubs between Atlanta and New York City.

Fueled by the boom in economic development and jobs in financial services, banking, technology and retail since the late 1980s, the city’s physical landscape—especially Uptown’s majestic skyline—has been reshaped to better accommodate the area where a growing number of people live, work and play.

Dozens of Queen City skyscrapers boast world-class public art, convenient amenities (free Wi-Fi anyone?), shopping, entertainment and some of the city’s best eateries. What’s more, many of them also provide seldom-seen glimpses into Charlotte’s fascinating past.

With offerings and background stories that far exceed their business purposes, these seven Center City greats tower above the competition.”

Source: Charlotte Skyscrapers: A City on the Rise | Charlotte NC Travel & Tourism

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High Five for Getting Outside in Charlotte

Charlotte's Gotta a LotCharlotte comes alive in the springtime. Locals flock to favorite outdoor spots like Freedom Park to enjoy a picnic while watching bikers pedal along the trails or to the U.S. National Whitewater Center to sip a beer while adventurers carve up the rapids. What fun is standing on the sidelines as a spectator, though? Isn’t the real excitement found in the heat of the action? Here are five ways to get you active and outdoors this spring! Aloha Paddle and Surf Aloha Paddle and Surf in Cornelius is Charlotte’s source for all things standup paddleboarding. Not only does Aloha rent and sell SUP boards, it also offers SUP yoga sessions, races and beginner SUP classes. However, the most fun might be had with Full Moon and Night Paddle Excursions, complete with LED-lit boards ($65 admission includes your board)! Booty Loop in Myers Park No, The Booty Loop in Charlotte’s Myers Park neighborhood is not just for a 24-hour relay race with a somewhat inappropriate name. Bikers, joggers, walkers,

Source: High Five for Getting Outside in Charlotte | Charlotte’s got a blog

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