Raleigh Finally Adding Something New and Different

By CRAIG MILLAR         OCT. 11, 2014

RALEIGH, NC — Raleigh leaders breathed a collective sigh of relief when it was learned that their beloved city would be adding more four- to ten-story mixed-use retail and residential space buildings.

“This is a dream come true,” said City Councilman Eugene Weeks. He was referring to some building on some street somewhere in ITB Raleigh. “When you can’t tell the old, wonderful part of the city from southern Virginia [aka North Raleigh] or, for that matter, from Scottsdale, Arizona, you’ve arrived.”


A building in Raleigh. Or White Plains. Or Fargo. Hard to tell.

It was agreed that this much design-related excitement hadn’t been felt in the area since N.C. State decided to build only really ugly buildings or when Cary added beige to its rich palette of taupe, light brown, and tan.

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