Charlotte's growth mushroomed in the 1960s and has continued through today. Not only has the city's population more than doubled during this time period, but Charlotte has also become a national center with close ties to the global economy.
During this time period, major growth in office structures took place in the center city, SouthPark opened a million square foot mall, Douglas Municipal Airport moved to a new terminal and became Charlotte/Douglas International Airport and a new Coliseum opened as host to an NBA Basketball Team. Find out what happened during the administration of each of the following Charlotte mayors:James Saxon Smith 1957-1961Stanford R. Brookshire 1961-1969John M. Belk 1969-1977Kenneth R. Harris 1977-1979
H. Edward Knox 1979-1983
Harvey B. Gantt 1983-1987
Sue Myrick 1987-1991Richard Vinroot 1991-1994Pat McCrory 1995-2009
Anthony Foxx 2009 - 2013