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  1. A couple of panoramas from this morning's meet thanks to Chris Holman's graciousness.
    11 points
  2. Earth, wind and fire at ascend amphitheater.
    10 points
  3. Great view of downtown! I was talking to a couple of people in a band yesterday about the size of the amphitheater (they went to the opening night)...and they made a good point when I told them I thought it was too small at 6800. One of the band members then said, "Yeah...maybe so, but there are a lot of bands that won't be able to sell much more than that and for the ones that do sell a bunch of tickets, give them the opportunity to do 2-3 shows in a row (like Eric Church did). That will give them the opportunity to take a break and stay in Nashville for a few days instead of being out on the road...and Nashville will get to fill more dates downtown...bringing in more people to spend money."
    6 points
  4. Yes they did. And excellent. It needs to be bigger. Not a lot. Maybe 2k more max. Chicago is playing now. They are also testing it.
    3 points
  5. The thing uptown really needs: one of the new urban-model Waffle Houses. Judging by the amount of activity at Midnight Diner after the bars close I would say there is certainly demand.(although maybe I am just hungry) I know of a few of these truly urban places, four in downtown Atlanta and I have seen them in Athens and Chapel Hill. None has any parking and they can fit into old-school "bowling alley" shaped storefronts easily. Venting all that grease might be a challenge... which part of uptown would gain the most from the 24 hr activity it would bring?
    2 points
  6. Wow, DM, you take such dramatic shots from such unusual vantage points! (would loved to have been so lucky). -==-
    2 points
  7. Interestingly, I had the opportunity to ask that once. I became friends with the CEO of American at the time by serving on the Finance and Audit Committees of my university's Board of Trustees, and one day when we were eating I asked him to go into his decision and asked if he regretted it. Long story short, he feels that he blew that one. He said said they got the cities right to start the hubs in (RDU and BNA have both gone like gangbusters since the 80s), but opening both around the same time prevented the connecting flows to get large enough to rival Atlanta. He said BNA was one of his favorite (and customers' favorite) hubs and crew stations, and he thinks American potentially could've avoided being forced to marry US Airways had they kept a Southeast hub. I was shocked I got such an unequivocal "win" for him on the matter!
    2 points
  8. I have heard that this is by design to help slow down traffic through residential areas. When they were replacing the bricks on E. Pine Street between Summerlin & Mills in front of the apartment I lived in back in the 80's, after tearing it all up to replace all the sewer pipes, I was told by one of the foremen that some of the pavers are about ¼" thicker than the others, and that they stagger them to purposely make the ride bumpy so people will have to drive slower. Of course, the worst of the bumpy brick streets around here are that way due to wear, sunken spots & missing pavers due to years of neglect.
    1 point
  9. (cough) Ricky Davis Fan (cough)
    1 point
  10. Oops--City VIEW. Edit submitted.
    1 point
  11. Bridgestone does indeed have a crane up. And from that "platform", we counted more than 20 total cranes. Some are on the backside of the building. Some are sort of obscured by other buildings, or barely peeking over the horizon.
    1 point
  12. I suppose that was old "Crusty Crandall". Brash and outspoken, and often bluntly honest. Whatever you'd think of him as a person, he truly is a genius.
    1 point
  13. Dang! That's like a "Where's Waldo" for cranes... so I count 14, but there may be a portion of one in the far right corner. I only counted the one at the NWML/HCA site with a boom. Not possible to do without enlarging the photo. Great pic! So it appears that the Bridgestone crane is up now?!?
    1 point
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  15. Never a problem anytime! it's great to put a face behind the names , that I see on UP, we all share the the same love and passion for this city I thought you guys would enjoy that coming up and seeing the cranes in the skyline !
    1 point
  16. Many thanks for decent-sized meeting head-count and especially the treat bestowed on us all by Chris Holman taking us up into the Icon in the Gulch. I know that I never would have had any opportunity to have gone up into that structure (not counting the street-level mixed-use), had it not been for him. -==-
    1 point
  17. I would never leave my car unlocked in my own driveway.
    1 point
  18. Well-maintained brick roads are awesome. Orlando should get some of those.
    1 point
  19. Imagine what this view will look like in a few years
    1 point
  20. 55,000+ in attendance yesterday. Best match of the tournament so far. Great ending.
    1 point
  21. I am glad that it was brought up. In particular, the DT loop is made worse as a necessary evil IMO, in part because of its age and design geared toward two generations ago, the fact that it cannot be readily expanded by direct widening, and the interaction with the surface roads which currently tie into it. There actually had been some radical talk of removal of the DT loop altogether, back around 2001 or so, but I don't feel that most people would give credence to that evolving predictably (although they say "never say never"). In a way, I wish Nashville could do a Chicago-style double-decked underground and surface set-up on a few roads (Upper/Lower Wacker, parts of Water and Randolph Streets, Columbus and Lakeshore Drives, and Michigan Ave), in conjunction with reworking parts of the DT loop, particularly the south and West portions. Since that expressway probably is here to stay (until perhaps a New Madrid "Cassandra" occurs), they might as well sketch in some 2-tiered roadway mods with the loop. Unlike Chicago, though, the topography and geology of the DT Nashville probably would not make this feasible for some existing surface roads, but I would love to see that happen to, say, Jas. Rob. and where it ties into Rosa Parks headed up to Church and south beyond past MCC. I also don't like how Nashville has prioritized Union Street to maximize the flow between Woodland St. bridge and Church St past 9th Ave. (a lot of empty light cycles), and stacked tier could be desired there as well. But Chicago started its few uppers and lowers some 100 years ago, after raising building ground levels and access well above nearby river level, our of necessity to allow for improved drainage and sewers, nearly 150 years ago. This is a mere pipe-dream of mine, and those of us around Nashville during the week following May Day 2010, can attest to the storm-water ground flooding that had remained for a good while along the area near Jas. Rob, Rosa Parks, Harrison and Jo Johnston (as well as along the eastbank and Lwr Broad). I wouldn't want those roads to be raised, but instead double-decked for local traffic to be on the existing surface, with through traffic on a new lower tier. to tie in with Woodland St. and Victory bridges. I know it won't happen though. -==-
    1 point
  22. I'm glad I'm not the only one hat was confused about those numbers. If 50k actually were in that area, it would FAR different than it does now. It would be a dense as a street in Manhattan and 100% built-out. Certainly not the still underused and half empty plots of land that still make up a good portion of the area.
    1 point
  23. Must the be same outfit which estimated ridership for the Silver Line.
    1 point
  24. Thought I would share this picture I took today from the park that shows both projects under construction.
    1 point
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