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Renovation Report: E.H. Little Dormitory (access required)

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Davidson College students who spent the majority of the last year living in E.H. Little Dormitory probably will be surprised when they return to campus in the fall and find their former residence hall doesn’t look much like the home sweet home they remember. That’s because the college is overhauling Little Dorm as it approaches its 60th birthday and adding to it things that often come standard today.

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Transportation taking off in new construction at Charlotte Douglas International airport (access required)

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Jerry Orr, the aviation director at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, has an inefficient headache. That’s paradoxical for Orr, who last week in a 20-minute interview about the airport’s nearly quarter of $1 billion worth of construction projects, used some form of the word “efficient” 10 times.

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Site unseen: filling space in Charlotte that isn’t built yet (access required)

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Imagine signing a lease for offices in a building at the same time you have to imagine both the offices and the building. That’s what’s happening in uptown Charlotte, where Portman Holdings, a worldwide development and architecture firm based in Atlanta, is planning a large office tower on Stonewall Street, on top of the existing parking deck at The Westin, which Portman also owns.

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Renovation Report: Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (access required)

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First communion is a rite of passage in the Catholic Church. It’s an important time in which families gather to celebrate a child’s taking his or her first sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Though first communion is among the more important functions at any Catholic church, most churches don’t put up new buildings to host the ceremonies.

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