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The Arlington

The Arlington
General information
Status Complete
Type Mixed Use
Completed March 2003
Opening March 2003
Antenna spire 310 ft (94 m)
Technical details
Floor count 24
Design and construction
Architect LS3P
Developer Jim Gross, (formerly with) The Metropolitan Group
Main contractor Beers Skanska

The Arlington is a 310 feet (94 m) tall mixed-use skyscraper in Charlotte, North Carolina. The building was the first residential high-rise and first mixed use high-rise development in the city. The developer, Jim Gross, is also noted for the first downtown residential development (Ivey's) and the first loft-style development in the city (Factory South) among many other developments. It was completed in 2003 and has 24 floors and an outdoor swimming pool on the roof. It is the 16th tallest building in Charlotte, and is the tallest building outside of downtown. It was originally planned to be 425 ft (130 m) and 42 stories tall when announced in September 1997, but it was scaled back because the developer was unable to secure the financing required to build a 425 foot (130 m) building.

Because the building is located outside the I-277 inner-loop, the apartments on the city-side of the building have a fantastic view of the Charlotte skyline.

A residential tower with some office and commercial space, The Arlington is well known because of its pink glass. Local nicknames include "Big Pink", "The Pink Building", and "Pepto-Bismol." The actual color of the glass is "Desert Rose" or "6F2828". The color does not tint views from the inside.

The building is notable for being the location of Nikko's, a large modern sushi restaurant which is one of Charlotte's hottest night spots. The building is also the home of several current and former Panthers (NFL) and Hornets (NBA) players.

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