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Durham hears pitch for 26-story skyscraper

Posted April 2, 2013

— A developer planning a downtown Durham skyscraper welcomed the public to Carrack Modern Art Tuesday night for a sneak preview. 

Austin Lawrence Partners, led by Duke University graduate Greg Hills, purchased the vacant former F.W. Woolworth site at Main and Parrish streets in November 2012. The group plans a multi-use high-rise with retail, office space and 21 floors of apartments. At 26 stories, the building would be the tallest in the Durham skyline.

 

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  • stymieindurham Apr 4, 7:52 p.m.

    Someone is trying to change the skyline of Durham from the Welfare Building, the courthouse, and the jail as you enter Durham on 147.

  • welfarequeen Apr 4, 5:19 p.m.

    They need a 26 story Jail!

  • btneast Apr 4, 9:54 a.m.

    Residents should not consume existing taxpayer funded parking that were meant to support businesses in the downtown area.

    Ummm, don't you think 20 plus floors of new residents would provide a huge customer base for the downtown merchants? I imagine the downtown merchants are doing back flips in anticipation of this building. BTW, the permitting process has stipulations for parking requirements on new construction of commercial property.

  • technetium9 Apr 3, 5:22 p.m.

    26 levels of misery

  • hp277 Apr 3, 3:38 p.m.

    Glad to see this happening - good for Durham.

  • 68_dodge_polara Apr 3, 2:58 p.m.

    Awesome! Will have a building bigger than the new jail and court house.

  • BigOski Apr 3, 2:05 p.m.

    Im not sure I would label 26 stories as a skyscraper.

  • tessari1 Apr 3, 1:32 p.m.

    I hope that 6 of those stories are for a parking deck.. Residents should not consume existing taxpayer funded parking that were meant to support businesses in the downtown area.

  • Relic Apr 3, 11:44 a.m.

    Wow. 26 stories or 6? Who cares? Big shiny building! Whoooooo! Now try to find anyone with money to become tenants.

  • davido Apr 3, 10:50 a.m.

    26 stories? Because...?

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