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One of the mega modern marvels of the city, Three Wells Fargo Center casts a formidable shadow over the rest of the structures in the cityscape. Towering at 450 feet (137 meters), the structure is one of the tallest in the city, and is also one of its important commercial centers. Several restaurants, stores and businesses are housed within this imposing glass and concrete building.
The Light Factory is one of only four establishments in the country to be solely dedicated to photography and film-making. Founded in 1972, this institution has since been a platform for contemporary artists with creative leanings to light-based media. Visit thought-provoking photography exhibitions, attend documentary screenings and indie film events, and take a class in digital video art to experience the magic of capturing images and the power of visuals.
McGlohon Theatre is actually a former Baptist church as is evident from its stained glass windows. This domed bi-level theater in Downtown Charlotte can accommodate up to 700 people on the Orchestra and Balcony levels. There's always an interesting event on throughout the year like concerts, plays, operas and charity events like Bachelor Auctions.
The heart of this museum lies in an exploration of the people who have changed and shaped the social landscape of the South since the end of the Civil War. The exhibit addresses controversial issues like race relations and immigration, providing a forum for discussion and contemplation. The facility is newly renovated and many of the pieces contain modern multimedia displays and virtual tours that make the learning experience fun for all ages. Be sure to explore the 'Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers' exhibit, one of the permanent collections that focuses on the changing face of Charlotte and the Piedmont region of North Carolina.
Ever since its construction in 1982, Charlotte Plaza has been a focal point for business and entertainment. The impressive facade has attracted visitors for years, and the variety of businesses tempt them to stay for an afternoon of shopping or fine dining. Some of the amenities include Bentley's on 27, Rainbow Cafe, and Uptown Retreat Salon & Spa. In addition, the building is attached to Charlotte's impressive Overstreet Mall System, and its large parking deck provides easy access for shoppers and visitors.