RalCon Turns Eight

Construction of then RBC Plaza

Just like downtown Raleigh, this website is never finished but always a work in progress. RalCon is now eight years old and there are a ton of good things to talk about and photograph this year.

The photo above was taken on April 13, 2008. In the photo, you can see the construction of the then-called RBC Plaza tower, now PNC Plaza, and Raleigh’s tallest building. I like the photo because while the building might be the tallest, the crane used to assemble it was the tallest structure ever in Raleigh’s history. (to the best of my knowledge)

And back to the conversation…

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  1. Thanks for what you do Leo. It’s much appreciated and I’m sure that others will agree!

    The photo is great because it gives us an indication of what a tower of 600 feet (before any ornamental spire top) might look like in our skyline.

  2. Leo,

    Congratulations on 8 years. Excellent site and you do an excellent job keeping us informed.

    The next 8 will be even more exciting.

    (Hopefully we will have the Canes, State and entertainment in a downtown PNC Arena next to a Mudcats baseball stadium)


  3. Happy (belated) Birtday, RalCon!!! I come here every single day for Raleigh news and local discussion. Couldn’t love it more. And I like what John says- that’s exactly what I was thinking! would love to see a building here as tall as that crane!!!

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