The Rooftop Park That Never Came To Be

Vicissitudes of the Oak City is a series taking a look at past development plans in downtown Raleigh that left behind details we can still see today. The things we plan don’t always turn out the way we thought they would and each story results from some external factor that changed things for the better […]


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Demolition is taking place at the corner of Wilmington and Martin Streets, the former site of the future Edison Office tower. I say “former” tower because earlier this year, Highwoods Properties has acquired the parcel from the past developer. No plans are public yet for what the new owners might do with it. When I […]


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The Edison Lofts, corner of Blount and Davie Streets The Edison Apartments, or more officially the Edison Lofts (official website), are coming along. No reason this project isn’t wrapped up this year, hopefully in the first half. They are now pre-leasing units. The Edison Apartments, corner of Wilmington and Davie Streets


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The view of The Edison Apartments at the corner of Wilmington and Davie Streets. Here’s the same view almost a year ago. The building is topped out and it looks like residents might be moving in around the end of the year.


A Walk Around The Edison Block

A worker looks out over a balcony at Skyhouse Raleigh. The flowers and leaves aren’t the only things that are growing in downtown Raleigh. I took a walk around the Edison block and snapped a few photos of the new and upcoming developments here. These include the apartment buildings of Skyhouse Raleigh, the Edison Apartments, […]


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The Edison Apartments at the corner of Blount Street and Davie Street.


Newest Rendering of the Edison Office

Saw this on Twitter. This project is increasing in height it looks like. The Edison Office in #DowntownRaleigh for @BeaconCLT pic.twitter.com/AT7A8c2F4A — JDavis Architects (@JDavisArchitect) August 28, 2014


Pic of the Week

Corner of Wilmington and Davie Streets, future site of The Edison Apartments. The two-story brick buildings have been removed and the site is cleared for new construction. Here’s a photo of the same corner in 2008.


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