An early survey of city-owned sites damaged by the violent protests Wednesday has revealed some of the city’s most important tourist attractions were among the damaged locations.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Charlotte Convention Center and Spectrum Center all reported damage, according to the city’s Joint Information Center. All are city-owned.
A list has yet to be released of private businesses hit by vandals, but the bulk of them were in the blocks of the EpiCentre on East Trade Street and the NASCAR Hall of Fame of Stonewall Street.
Included among the city-owned sites damaged:
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• The NASCAR Hall on Fame had a large exterior pane of glass broken out and one exterior pane damaged by the Glory Road exhibit.
• Charlotte Regional Visitor’s Authority Safety and Security had nine panes of glass damaged and one glass cover.
• The Stonewall Station light rail had glass panels broken, but they remained structurally intact.
• The Charlotte Transit Center shelter had broken panels and shattered glass panel, but was structurally intact
• Spectrum Center (previously Time Warner Cable Arena) had four glass panes damaged. The center is the home for the Charlotte Hornets, who have reported a team-owned Fan Shop at the EpiCentre was heavily damaged and will remain closed until further notice.