Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Video on Downtown Raleigh

Just noticed this today, not sure how long it has been up. The Downtown Raleigh Alliance has a nice video talking about everything going on in downtown.


It should be on the home page.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Sneak Peek at RBC Plaza Condos

On one of the hottest days in Raleigh, a few YSU agents braved the heat to venture up into the tallest building downtown. Still under construction, closed shoes and hard hats were required. So while we all made fun of how each other looked in fancy suits and sneakers, it was certainly worth it to get a sneak peek at some of the best views in town.

Special thanks to Andy Andrews for taking us on the tour, and to Jackie Savage and Neal Hussy for helping arrange it.

The elevator ride took us up the east side of the building and we stopped first on the 23rd floor where the condo living begins. The walls were studded out and you could see the layout of the whole floor, including the individual units and the common areas. The highlight, of course, was going out onto the 23rd floor patio area where the pool will be. The pool is a big round hole right now, but in 95 degree heat, we were all wishing it was finished.

The floor to ceiling windows were amazing. The corner units are going to have spectacular views and tons and tons and tons of light.

After checking out everything on the 23rd floor, we went to the very top - the 33rd floor. The interior walls were not built out yet, so we had sweeping 360 degree views of Raleigh and a great breeze. The north view was my favorite, looking down on the capital, the museum and the green square at the legislature building. Very pretty.

It was exciting to get to see the condos under construction. I can't wait to see the finished product this fall. Check out all the pictures here.