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Shimmery Gift Given To Capital City

Posted May 16, 2007

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— The new Raleigh Convention Center will have a signature glow once it is built.

The city announced Wednesday a $1 million donation from Cree Inc., of Durham. The money will be used to build a shimmer wall on the outside of the convention center's western side.

Using LED technology, the 9,000-square-foot wall will display an oak tree for Raleigh's distinction as the City of Oaks.


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  • mapleleaf May 17, 2007

    salut2daking- do you even live in Raleigh or take the time to venture downtown once in a while? You'll see an oak tree or two if you ever do...

  • Sick of Thugs May 17, 2007

    salut2daking. Try historic Oakwood in downtwon Raleigh. You might see one or two there. Possibly even a thousand.

  • El Conquistador es numero Uno May 17, 2007

    Raleigh is home to dozens of types of Oak trees. Eliminate the pines, maples, sweet gums, poplars, and ornamentals and about all you have left are Oaks.Look at the large trees around the capial building downtown.

  • salut2daking May 17, 2007

    City of Oaks? Dumb tag first of all and I haven't seen an Oak tree in Raleigh yet. Where do I go to see one?

  • El Conquistador es numero Uno May 17, 2007

    I'm glad to see the taxpayers did not pay for this "art". I'm still trying to see the value of the "rainbow art tower" on captial boulevard. I can appreciate a dotation a lot easier than I can an art project funded by tax dollars.