Cool Pictures On The Side of The New Marriott

If you are in the area, there is some very cool artwork up on the side of the new Marriott facing Lenoir St that is worth seeing. The pictures make references to some of Raleigh’s history and landmark locations. This view should look better at night right?

Say Hello To The 500 Block of Fayetteville St.

This past weekend, there was a small section of sidewalk that was not blocked by the white and orange barriers on Fayetteville St. I’m not sure if that means that the sidewalk is officially open but no one stopped me from walking over and roaming around the 500 block of the street. We all know […]

Two-way Conversion of Lenoir and South St.

Approved back in September of 2007, the two-way conversion of Lenoir and South streets is another bullet point on the long list of changes that surround the new Raleigh Convention Center. The entire street will not be converted; just a couple blocks around the downtown core. Lenoir will be a two-way street from South Saunders […]

Marriott Hotel Opening in July

The Marriott hotel’s website says that it will be opening in July. This is approximately one month before the convention center is set to open during Raleigh Wide Open III. I think it is safe to assume that Fayetteville St. will be finished if they plan to open next month. Cars will need access to […]

City Plaza Will Not Be Ready For Convention Center Opening

I sent off a couple e-mails about the current state of the City Plaza project. I thought it was a no-brainer that getting this plaza done at the same time as the opening of the Raleigh Convention Center and Marriot Hotel was important. The response I got was not so pleasant. Leo, Thanks for your […]

Marriott hotel growing fast

The Marriott hotel is coming up quite fast. Here is a recent construction update. Make sure to check out more information about the hotel here. The images are a little old but these 4 aerial shots of the entire area give you an idea of the setup with the convention center, Marriott hotel, the future […]

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