What’s “Downtown” in most cities is “Uptown” in Charlotte, North Carolina. The gleaming, ever-expanding skyline flags one of the largest financial hubs in the U.S. Bankers and creatives converge on the intersection of Trade and Tryon, once a crossing of two Native American trading paths. After work, laptops close, ties are loosened and drinks are poured on the rooftop of the Tryon Park Hotel. Friends down oysters at Sea Level and head to BB&T Ballpark to catch a game. Uptown is, in more ways than one, the heart of Charlotte.