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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    The footprint of the proposed 25-story hotel is near the Metropolitan along Kings Drive. Some residents who live in the existing condos at the Metropolitan complained about the project, saying it is too big and would block their views.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    A panoramic view of the footprint of the proposed 25-story hotel near the Metropolitan along Kings' Drive located between Midtown Park along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and the Metropolitan, a shopping destination with retail, apartments and restaurants.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    The footprint of the proposed 25-story hotel near the Metropolitan along Kings' Drive and located between Midtown Park along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and the Metropolitan, a shopping destination with retail, apartments and restaurants. This view, taken on 04.29.14, shows the land for the development at left and the walkway in the greenway at right.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    The footprint of the proposed 25-story hotel near the Metropolitan along Kings' Drive located between Midtown Park along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and the Metropolitan, a shopping destination with retail, apartments and restaurants. This view, taken on 04.29.14, frames the property from the pergola at Midtown Park looking to the city and the Metropolitan in the background.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    The footprint of the proposed 25-story hotel near the Metropolitan along Kings' Drive located between Midtown Park along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and the Metropolitan, a shopping destination with retail, apartments and restaurants. This view, taken on 04.29.14, frames the property from the pergola at Midtown Park looking to the city and the Metropolitan in the background.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    The footprint of the proposed 25-story hotel near the Metropolitan along Kings' Drive located between Midtown Park along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and the Metropolitan, a shopping destination with retail, apartments and restaurants. This view, taken on 04.29.14, shows the property with Midtown Park’s pergola at the left, looking to the city and the Metropolitan in the background.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    The footprint of the proposed 25-story hotel near the Metropolitan along Kings' Drive located between Midtown Park along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and the Metropolitan, a shopping destination with retail, apartments and restaurants. The hotel would rise between Midtown Park and the greenway in the foreground and the Metropolitan in the background.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    The footprint of the proposed 25-story hotel near the Metropolitan along Kings' Drive located between Midtown Park along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and the Metropolitan, a shopping destination with retail, apartments and restaurants. With Midtown Park’s pergola on the left and the Metropolitan on the right, the property is behind these cars on Kings Drive on 04.29.14.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    The footprint of the proposed 25-story hotel near the Metropolitan along Kings' Drive located between Midtown Park along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and the Metropolitan, a shopping destination with retail, apartments and restaurants. A bike rider cruises along the greenway with the proposed hotel property on the left.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    The footprint of the proposed 25-story hotel near the Metropolitan along Kings' Drive located between Midtown Park along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and the Metropolitan, a shopping destination with retail, apartments and restaurants. The property, shown on 04.29.14, is at right and the Metropolitan is at left.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    The footprint of the proposed 25-story hotel near the Metropolitan along Kings' Drive located between Midtown Park along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and the Metropolitan, a shopping destination with retail, apartments and restaurants. This view, shown on 04.29.14, is taken from where a sales office for the Metropolitan was once located.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    The footprint of the proposed 25-story hotel near the Metropolitan along Kings' Drive located between Midtown Park along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and the Metropolitan, a shopping destination with retail, apartments and restaurants. This photo, taken on 04.29.14, shows a view of the property from the Metropolitan and with the park in the rear.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    The footprint of the proposed 25-story hotel near the Metropolitan along Kings' Drive located between Midtown Park along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and the Metropolitan, a shopping destination with retail, apartments and restaurants.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    The footprint of the proposed 25-story hotel near the Metropolitan along Kings' Drive located between Midtown Park along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and the Metropolitan, a shopping destination with retail, apartments and restaurants.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    The footprint of the proposed 25-story hotel near the Metropolitan along Kings' Drive located between Midtown Park along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and the Metropolitan at right, a shopping destination with retail, apartments and restaurants.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    The footprint of the proposed 25-story hotel near the Metropolitan along Kings' Drive located between Midtown Park along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and the Metropolitan, a shopping destination with retail, apartments and restaurants. This is the view on 04.29.14 from the pergola at Midtown Park shows the property with the city and the Metropolitan in the background.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    This is a panoramic view of the site of the proposed 25-story hotel tower, which would be built on the southeast corner of Metropolitan Avenue, South Kings Drive and Baxter Street, It would include as many as 155 apartments or condos and a 175-room hotel.
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