Pic of the Week

The banners are down and construction barriers are up around the upcoming L Building. The L building project goes as far back as the summer of 2007, starting out as an office tower and now planned to be apartments. Construction should start very soon.


The L Shows Off Updated Renderings

There’s lots of momentum behind one of downtown Raleigh’s longest stalled projects and The L may finally break ground. Above is the latest rendering of The L, not the final but pretty close, and it shows how it will wrap the Wake County parking deck at the corner of Davie and Cabarrus Streets. This mixed-use […]


The L Building Wants In On The Residential Action

Photo taken July 2011 I noticed this small update yesterday on the city’s development activity page. The people behind The L, the still yet-to-be built office tower on the corner of McDowell and Davie Street, are looking to change it to a residential building. This five-year-old project keeps getting extensions from the city. That’s a […]


Pic of the Week

Click for larger The banners are now up at the Wake County parking deck. Instead of an office building, called The L, these banners are only temporary until funding can be obtained to finish the development that was planned over three years ago. To see some old photos and renderings of what could have been, […]


Pic of the Week

The banners are being hung on the Wake County Parking Deck. The space in front is where The L Building was planned to go. Final pictures still to come after they finish installing the banners but here’s a comparison to a picture I took back in January 2011. January 2011 July 2011


Naked For Years, The L Covers Up?

What stands to be a great example of smarter development for downtown Raleigh, the still to come The L Building has been on hold for almost two years now. This office over retail project has suffered the same financial difficulties that other canceled or on hold projects have faced. The L building, in its current […]


The Great Wall of Raleigh

There are two projects to discuss here. The Wake County parking deck looks very close to being complete. The L office building that will wrap the front of this deck has not started yet, leaving a nice big gray wall. The plan was for ground floor retail with office space above. I did notice something […]


One Year Ago: The L and Parking Deck

From this post on October 17th, 2007. Today. View from Cabarrus St. Notice the LED lights, a new initiative by the city for all new parking decks.


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