This is a striking photo taken from the construction camera at The Garrison located near Tenth and Graham Streets. In it you can clearly see the impact that some of the new construction is having on the Charlotte Skyline.
In the background is the Duke Energy Tower. In this picture, the “Handle” is almost ready to be installed. The height of it easily dwarfs the buildings in the foreground, the Carillon Building, and TradeMark Condominiums.
In the foreground you can also see Hanover Place, a small townhouse development on North Graham Street, and Fifth and Poplar, a low rise condominium development which encompasses an entire city block. In between the two is the location for Fourth Ward Park. To the right can be seen the continued growth of The VUE, destined to be the first high-rise condominium in Charlotte to top out over 50 stories. There are about 15 more floors to go.
They are just about the level where there will be a step-back as the tower continues to rise.
The sales center, located in the Independence Building on the Square, has indicated that 65% of the units are under contract. That is a healthy amount at this stage, and as it nears completion, the activity will pick up substantially. The VUE will indeed be a noteworthy addition to Charlotte. The views will be incredible, both looking at the city as well as looking towards Kings Mountain, and the way it will “frame in” the Fourth Ward can already be felt.