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Charlotte city official confirms planning for Trump tower


CHARLOTTE (AP) -- Local officials say real estate mogul Donald Trump continues to move forward on plans for a mega-development in Charlotte that could include the tallest building in the city.

City and county staffers have had preliminary discussions with Trump's son, Donald Trump Junior, about the plans to build luxury condominiums, a five-star hotel and an office tower.

The complex could include a 60-plus-story building on the southern edge of downtown.

To date, the tallest building in Charlotte is the 60-story Bank of America Corporate Center.

Trump's firm has been working with Infinity Partners to acquire a block of land on South Tryon Street and on other early stages of the project.

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I was born in Charlotte and live there today. About twenty or thirty years ago, Charlotte was a little southern town that bowed to Raleigh and Atlanta. Now Charlotte has made a name for itself and has become a city of the 21st Century. Now I would love to see Charlotte go into the future as a city that has a reputation as larger than Raleigh (which it is) and much more welcoming than Atlanta (it's that too.) Give it another five years, Charlotte with "Skyscraper" Atlanta. Build Trump. 'Nuf said, ya'll.