Skyrise towers in Uptown opening ideas to artists, public

Two skyscrapers that will reshape Uptown are scheduled to begin construction in the Fall -- but artists are already brainstorming ideas on how to get creative with the public space section of the property.

Tryon Place will be three acres of property in the heart of Uptown where the old Goodyear Tire building has stood. The two skyscrapers that could be close to 40-stories high will include hotel, office, ground floor retail and restaurants, a parking deck -- in addition to significant public space. Artists and people throughout Charlotte are trying to figure out what will go in to the public space.

Crescent Communities is thinking about potential art, music, food, design, fashion and outdoor activities that can go along with the project -- and are asking people to use #SKYLINECLT on social media to voice their opinions. Already, a number of artists have taken up free residency inside the Goodyear building to work on personal art projects, as well as ideas that could go in to the public space section of the project.

"We're going to have a blank canvas," Crescent's Tyler Niess said. "What's Charlotte want?"

Niess said the public space section of the project will be like nothing Charlotte has ever seen. The group said this will be a location for everyone in Charlotte to be a part of -- and not just geared towards those using the office space and hotel.