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  1. I love the beauty of 1st Ward Park from this angle.
    4 points
  2. Indeed, a lot of the new infill is not really creating the opportunities for really active streetscapes. There's too much blank space and too many parking garages and the projects themselves are too big and too far apart. Hopefully, the intown population will finally reach a critical mass which necessitates the inclusion of retail and commercial spaces in every available nook and cranny. That being said, it's critical that Nashville holds onto its unique spaces and seizes opportunities to develop new ones as bwithers 1 illustrates. That's another reason I'm not enthused about streetscape
    3 points
  3. Can't wait for 300 S. Tryon to fill in that gap!!
    2 points
  4. 2 points
  5. Yes. That "Do not enter" sign is the gem of Charlotte. Beautiful.
    1 point
  6. Just checked this one out a few days ago. It's up to 2 or 3 stories now (maybe even topped out) but it seems like this one is going incredibly slow compared to some of the other projects out there.
    1 point
  7. I've heard rumors of this as well, but I can't remember which spot. There's a lot of press saying very good things about this chain, but it is definitely not for everyone. Quite unique and they put a lot of effort into absorbing and emulating the culture of the city, but they inherently have a Portland, OR vibe to them (that's their home, after all). Very "East Nashville" as well...but come to think of it, would be a perfect fit in Printer's Alley.
    1 point
  8. Went to the Ray LaMontagne show last night and he said he's buying a house here.
    1 point
  9. 4 tower cranes in the skyline at the moment (Manchester, 2 at MCV, and Gateway Plaza). Good to see!
    1 point
  10. I was at Sugar Land (TX) Town Square tonight. Online research tells me that it is a 32 acre development. It includes offices, including Minute Maid HQ, a Marriott Hotel & conference center, residential (not sure if apts or condos) plus lots of retail and restaurants. Very pedestrian friendly in its layout. (At 11:00pm on Friday night it was very busy!) Capitol View could resemble this development and I'd be happy.
    1 point
  11. The light rail system in Phoenix is basically a system connecting the main campus in Tempe to downtown. Having a campus in downtown Orlando will add to the potential of a transit system connecting downtown with the UCF Main Campus. If planned well, the system can benefit much more than just the students. The flow of traffic from the downtown area to the East Orlando/Orange County/UCF areas is huge. Phoenix managed to connect the two campuses (and the East Valley Institute of Technology to the east of the ASU Main Campus) with business and technology office parks, a spur to the airport, downtow
    1 point
  12. Slow and steady wins the race. These announcements (big and small) just give more credence that this is still a good work environment. And bit by bit (even though I'm still part of the big old banking industry) we will diversify the job base here. Which, I believe, in turn will attract more companies that either want to relocate or shift larger portions of the workforce here.
    1 point
  13. It certainly is quite an improvement. I can't wait to watch Orlando City's first MLS game there in March.
    1 point
  14. I've always had a tough time liking Vancouver's skyline. Taken on the buildings alone, it's pretty ugly. But obviously it has impressive density and one of the best backdrops possible to really help it along. It also has very restrictive height regulations that really hurt it's ability to have "signature towers" as previously mentioned. But skiing down Grouse Mountain overlooking the city across Burrard inlet is one of the most impressive views I've ever had. This is a pretty recent photo, and it looks a lot better than it used to prior to the construction of Shangri-La. Sorry,
    1 point
  15. William has confirmed in a Post article that Turnberry is going to build two buildings on the site. They are going to try and work with Metro historic concerning the two older buildings. There are no promises as they are not on the register of historic places, but they may try and incorporate the structures into the new development. The article is behind the paywall right now. http://nashvillepost.com/news/2014/7/25/developer_plans_two_towers_for_sobro_site
    1 point
  16. Gervais Street Bridge (Congaree River Bridge) 038 by Photographs by Matt, on Flickr
    1 point
  17. As long as you have signature towers, the skyline will always look good. Think about it, a city like NYC, which arguably has the greatest skyline on earth. I bet it has 100 carbon copies of the same damn residential mid-high rise sprinkled throughout Manhattan. But you don't look at those, you look at Empire, or Chrysler, or new WTC, ect ect.
    1 point
  18. That's so crazy. I know Skyhouse isn't unique in design, but I wish more high rises were built this way. As long as we have some signature towers to define our skyline (which we do), I don't mind if a lot of the residential or small infill projects are built on a template design as long as we're not getting multiple identical buildings in the city. I don't really care that much if some of our buildings exist in other cities.
    1 point
  19. I was the one that actually started the off topic thread about this tower in the Charlotte forum... My comments weren't meant to talk down Nashville at all, so my apologies if they were taken that way. If nothing else, we'd love to have some of the street presence and soul that your city has (Urbanity mentioned that, and most anyone from our neck of the woods would concur). Charlotte, at least the center city, often gets criticized for being too corporate, which it is. Most of the unique and interesting parts are outside the core. If this 505CST tower gets built, it looks like a beauty and wou
    1 point
  20. The Local Taco needs to get permission from someone to put more food on their tacos, not overcharge for margaritas, and give out chips and salsa with all orders.
    1 point
  21. Just about 38 Days til LSU kicks off the season vs. Wisconsin in Houston A Strong Freshman Class set to arrive on campus led by.... L to R....WR Trey QUINN(Barbe HS)...ALL -TIME National H.S. Yards Receiving Record (6,566)...WR Malachi DUPRE(John Curtis HS) #1 Ranked H.S. WR in the Nation...& RB-Leonard FOURNETTE (St.Augustine HS) #1 Ranked RB in the Nation
    1 point



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