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Metropolitan At Midtown

With the construction of Metropolitan at Midtown, a high-end retail/mixed-use development in Charlotte, N.C., developers sought to revitalize a long-abandoned mall in the city center. Because of its cost-effectiveness, operational efficiency and architectural possibilities, Tilt-Up was chosen during the design phase to replace previous plans for cast-in-place walls for the big-box stores in the development.

To fast-track the project and get around site restrictions (including concurrent construction and a Wendy’s that had to be relocated), the panels for Target and Home Depot were stack-cast during the first phase of the project, as well as for Marshall’s, Best Buy and Staples during Phase II.

To help the buildings blend in with surrounding structures and to meet appearance guidelines set forth by the Charlotte Planning Department, a thin brick veneer and linear reveals were used on the exteriors of all the buildings. Aluminum sunshades, entry canopies, decorative concrete sidewalks, brick veneered planters and large storefront windows further accentuate the upscale look of the shopping center.

Connected by pedestrian-friendly walkways and plenty of green space, the 30-acre, $225-million development is leading the way in the revitalization of the city’s downtown.

 
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Project Location

Charlotte, NC 28204
United States

TILT-UP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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ACHIEVEMENT

2009

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
Choate Construction Company
Concrete Contractor:
 
Architect:
 
Engineer:
Leviat

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Retail
Building Types:
Finishes:
Features:
Insulation:
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
0
Number of Panels:
137 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
120,344 sq ft (11,180 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
375,477 sq ft (34,882 sq m)
Project Footprint:
194,570 sq ft (18,076 sq m)
Widest Panel:
47 ft 1 in (14.36 m)
Largest Panel:
1,532 sq ft (142.3 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
186,500 lbs (84,595 kg)
Longest Spandrel:
47 ft 1 in (14.36 m)