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Splash of color at old Goodyear site

Mural artists added a splash of color to the former Goodyear auto shop at Stonewall and South Tryon streets uptown, prior to the building’s demolition to make way for a new office tower.
Mural artists added a splash of color to the former Goodyear auto shop at Stonewall and South Tryon streets uptown, prior to the building’s demolition to make way for a new office tower. jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Mural artists added a splash of color to the former Goodyear auto shop at Stonewall and South Tryon streets uptown, prior to the building’s demolition to make way for a new office tower.

Crescent Communities is planning to build a 27-story office tower called Tryon Place on the site, with work beginning later this year. Until then, however, Crescent is temporarily re-purposing the Goodyear building for “TedX-style” events, referring to offshoots of the short, upbeat Ted Talk lectures that highlight “ideas worth spreading.”

Crescent has sent out invitations for the first such event next week, about the company’s long-term plans to transform the Stonewall Street corridor.

But don’t get used to the mural. “We’re going to tear it down sooner rather than later,” said Brian Leary, Crescent’s president of commercial and mixed-use development.

Ely Portillo

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