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A 1960s Rallying Cry for Charlotte's Downtown: It's 'Do or Die'

A video report shows how urban planners and leaders imagined revitalizing the city.
A convention center envisioned in the 1966 "Odell plan."
A convention center envisioned in the 1966 "Odell plan." 1966 Greater Charlotte Central Area Plan by A.G. Odell Jr. and Associates/Mary Newsom

YouTube: Uptown Do or Die

“Congested streets. Inadequate parking. Retail vacancies. We can’t wait any longer to solve these problems. It’s do or die for downtown Charlotte,” the architect A.G. Odell grimly declares in this WBTV report from 50 years ago.