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Time-lapse fan? Check out construction cams in Charlotte

A view of the 300 South Tryon site from the construction camera by Ox Blue.
A view of the 300 South Tryon site from the construction camera by Ox Blue.

Cranes are back in Charlotte. And with cranes come cameras.

Construction cameras offer a bird’s-eye view of large projects. And even cooler, they offer time lapses. You can watch a whole office building or apartment project spring up in about 30 seconds, workers scurrying around like ants as the floors fly out of the ground.

Here are some of the active construction cameras in Charlotte right now. Click the links to view the cameras:

▪ 300 South Tryon

This 25-story office tower is still getting ready to go vertical. You can watch a time lapse of crews digging out the big foundation, driving piles and putting up cranes.

▪ 1616 Camden

This office project in South End is nearing completion. The time lapse is pretty mesmerizing.

▪ 500 E. Morehead

Beacon Partners is preparing to tear down the office building on this location and build a new, seven-story building. Check out the camera to watch the demolition.

▪ SkyHouse

Watch the parking garage coming up next to the new uptown apartment tower. You can also watch a time lapse of the whole tower construction.

▪ Bonus throwback cams: Check out this camera showing the construction of Charlotte’s IKEA. You can also see a time lapse of the UNC Charlotte 49ers football stadium construction here.

Have you spotted any cool construction camera feeds online? Share them in the comments!

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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