The Ratcliffe Condos
435 S. Tryon St. | Charlotte | 28202
(Description from the Project for Public Spaces) The neat things about the Ratcliffe are: underground parking deck with new and great interactive passive park on the top which includes fish fountains, built-in cement chess boards on stone tables, landscape walkways with motion activitated stone walls that make nature sounds, built in hopscotch on the ground, several built in riddles on the ground, neat statues of books, international street signs, and more. This is a really interactive and yet stimulating passive park or public space. The Ratcliffe Residential Building is named after the historic flower shop on the ground level that was moved and then replaced in its original position with the new building built around it. The new building itself is attractive to look at and offers a neat and unique addition to downtown Charlotte. The park is surrounded by 60,000 square feet of retail and office space. Restaurants and retail shops will open to the park from a European-style arcade positioned along one side of the park and a three-story brick and glass building on the opposite side, overlooking the park.