Construction crane

A construction crane at the Mint Residential site in Uptown Charlotte This construction crane is one of many active in Uptown Charlotte. This specific crane is working on an 31 story apartment tower being built on top of the Mint Museum. Combined the height will be 43 stories.

The perspective of the photo makes it appear that taking this photo was precarious. However, they have built a concrete and metal deck for pedestrians to walk under … actually we walk the long way around because we don’t fully trust the deck.

This photo was taken at 500 South Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to an article about Childress Klein to build apartment tower atop Mint Museum.

edifice construction

Edifice construction in the Southend near Uptown Charlotte. I took this photo because the blue will add color to our photo blog and because of the sign which you can see says edifice … with a little research it is easy to surmise that this is an edifice construction site. Now I understand the Edifice Inc. is the name of the company constructing this building … but some additional research finds that the definition of edifice is: “a building, especially a large, imposing one”.

This photo was taken near the intersection of the Charlotte Rail Trail and West Bland Street. Following is a link to the Edifice Inc. website.