Development

Follow construction at the old Observer site on this new webcam

Rendering of the plaza in front of Bank of America’s new tower at the Legacy Union development as seen from Tryon Street, on the former Observer site.
Rendering of the plaza in front of Bank of America’s new tower at the Legacy Union development as seen from Tryon Street, on the former Observer site.

Looking to scratch your uptown construction itch?

Check out the new webcam showing up-to-the-minute views of the new office tower under construction at the former Charlotte Observer site. There’s a link at http://legacyunioncharlotte.com/.

The 33-story building, an adjoining parking garage and public plaza are expected to be complete in early 2019. It’s the first part in a new, 10-acre development at Stonewall and Tryon streets, where the Observer was formerly located. Bank of America has leased about 500,000 square feet at the tower, leaving about 300,000 square feet available.

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Site plan for phase one of the Legacy Union development, on the former Observer site at Tryon and Stonewall streets. Hal Shute

At 640 feet tall, the building will be the fourth-tallest in Charlotte, ahead of One Wells Fargo Center and behind Bank of America’s headquarters, the Duke Energy Center and the Hearst Tower.

Future phases of the Legacy Union project, as it’s been named, will include shops, restaurants, hotels and residences (apartments and maybe condominiums). Developer Lincoln Harris and their partner Goldman Sachs, who bought the site for $37.5 million, haven’t specified any tenants for those phases, for which they’re still finalizing plans.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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