With tall glass buildings in Charlotte, the reflections are surreal
Modern glass buildings blend with the sky in Charlotte, North Carolina
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a 36,500-square-foot museum space dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th-century modern art. The architecture of the museum is modern too and stands out midst other buildings in uptown Charlotte.
With glass in all the buildings in Uptown Charlotte, someone has to wash it!
The pride of Spirit Square is the 730-seat McGlohon Theater, named in honor of the late legendary jazz pianist Loonis McGlohon of Charlotte. With beautiful stained glass windows and a cupola, this space served as the First Baptist Church sanctuary for many years. The theater has been carefully restored to preserve and enhance its unique architectural details.
One Wells Fargo Center is a skyscraper in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the headquarters for Wells Fargo’s east coast division. At 588 feet tall and 42 stories, it is the fourth tallest building in Charlotte.
The Old Cemetery is a resting place for early settlers of Charlotte, North Carolina. The modern buildings seem out of place against this serenity.
Buildings in downtown (referred to as Uptown) Charlotte use a lot of glass and reflections from other structures are often distorted.
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a 36,500-square-foot museum space dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th-century modern art. The museum is designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta. A key design element of the four-story structure is the soaring glass atrium that extends through the museum’s core and diffuses natural light throughout the building.
The uptown Charlotte Omni Hotel sits close to Independence Square. The foreground has a sculpture of Transportation, highlighting the African-American prominence in building the railroad that runs through Charlotte. The hotel in the background has a sharp design with glass fronted exterior.
The modern architecture in Charlotte includes a lot of glass. The reflections create unique designs, though somewhat distorted.
The 47-story Hearst Tower is Charlotte’s third tallest building. It has an impressive entrance evoking the art deco period with a color scheme of black, white, gray and bronze.
Fifth Third Center, formally known as the IJL Financial Center and 201 North Tryon, is a 447 feet building in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was completed in 1997 and has 30 floors.
Here is a view from the plaza looking up to the tower.
Downtown Charlotte or Uptown (as it is usually called by locals) is home to a number of contemporary high-rise buildings and modern towers, as well as historic structures and old buildings.
Here is an image to bring a unique perspective combining the modern architectural elements of Charlotte.
A modern road runs through the remnants of rustic homes of the Henry River Mill Village in Hickory, North Carolina. Something is out of place!
A still standing home in the Henry River Mill Village depicts the style of buildings in that era including the provisioning of water
A brief breath of life came back to Henry River Mill Village in 2012 by way of fame and fortune—Hollywood thought the run-down village would serve as the perfect setting for the post-apocalyptic dystopia District 12 featured in the film The Hunger Games. The town was featured in several scenes including the house below that served as the home of Katniss Everdeen.
Some of the homes are in poor shape but still standing. There are plans to develop the Henry River Mill Village by restoring the buildings, making a few them into B&B homes, and converting the old company store into a bar and restaurant.
The residential area of the Henry River Mill Village consisted of approximately 35 small worker’s cottages. Twenty-one are still standing today. These 1-1/2 story duplex houses were laid out along the steep contours of the river’s northern bank. The workers lived in two-family boarding houses or workers’ cottages built by the company, which were leased at nominal fees.
Henry River is an example of history that seems so distant, yet it can still be seen, touched and heard with our own eyes and ears.
Built as a planned community, the village was a self-contained complex with its own mill, dam, water and fire-protection systems, and company store. In later years the village gained amenities such as walkways, terraced green spaces, and field stone retaining walls.