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  1. Not my best, but here you go. It does fit it well with the courthouse. Put in the Hinman Tower and BOB for fun too.
    9 points
  2. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/development/article107573077.html YESSS this is amazing
    8 points
  3. I actually do have some inside info on this one. As of 3 weeks ago - it was still a go. Who knows... something may have changed, but it sure didn't sound likely from my source. We'll see. :-)
    6 points
  4. Since the subject was up, I looked up the Pollstar rankings for arenas (and, consequently, other venues) in terms of ticket sales. Since 2016 is incomplete, I looked up the final 2015 numbers... Venue - concert ticket sales - world rank - US rank Arenas: Bridgestone Arena - 614,557 - 12 - 5 Theaters: Ryman Auditorium - 288,494 - 12 - 6 Schermerhorn Symphony Center - 180,444 - 35 - 26 Andrew Jackson Hall - 138,641 - 49 - 36 Amphitheaters: Ascend Amphitheater - 44,279 - 74 - 70 Clubs: City Winery Nashville - 45,261 - 92 - 80 Marathon Music Works - 38,310 - 99 - 86 3rd & Lindsley - 37,016 - 101 - 88 Exit/In - 22,672 - 134 - 105 Total ticket sales in these 9 venues: 1,409,674 I'm not going to list out all of our competition, but it's safe to say that Nashville does extremely, extremely well for a city of this size (no shock, really). I'd have to spend a day to break down the numbers between all cities/metros to get an actual rankling, though. Of note: Stats Methodology In determining chart rankings, Pollstar looks at all dates worked by the top global touring artists during the 12-month calendar year. The Pollstar box office database contains more than 46,000 show reports in 2015 for a gross of about $7 billion. For many tours, we have 100% of the detailed box office reports but others require varying degrees of estimated projections to determine a true picture of the complete touring landscape. So there may be a few omissions here (such as what Nashville draws from CMA Fest...). I think the biggest surprise to me was how highly ranked the Symphony Center and Andrew Jackson Hall were.
    5 points
  5. Really like the facade improvements, This building needs new life.
    4 points
  6. I guess sometimes you can't judge a hotel by its windows. Looks good on the inside. Still pumped about JW.
    4 points
  7. Video tour as well as some stills of the Westin Hotel as it approaches grand opening: http://www.tennessean.com/videos/money/2016/10/12/91956292/
    4 points
  8. The Church Street Park is practically unusable by residents. I attempted to give this park another try and walk my dog there, but was shouted at, slurred at, and eventually approached by someone, all while watching a man bathe in the fountain. Yes, some people just come to this park to hang out, but the shouting, screaming, and rowdiness still seems excessive at any time of day. Why does the city refuse to take action? It is not insensitive or crass to say that something needs to be done about this problem, here and in other areas around the city.
    4 points
  9. Went to the BLE update meeting at the Main Library (it continues until 2 if you can run over there). Very map-based update on whats going on along the line, most notably the streetscape improvement projects but also featuring a first look at the proposed bus rerouting. (Hopefully all of these maps will be online soon...) The one thing that really struck me is something that we've talked about before, which is an apparent lack of coordination between the different parties. I don't know if this is typical in other cities, too, but rarely did I see indication of other people's work on the maps. For example, the streetscape projects didn't pick up the details of CATS-related work, just the line. So while I saw a nice diagram of the 36th St streetscape work, it "looks like" it stops around the station area because CATS is in control of that. Similarly the Sugar Creek projects don't reflect each other. The NCDOT representative wasn't even next to them in the room. In addition to the light that has already been installed at Brevard, Parkwood will get a signal at Belmont (thank god.) No signal at 16th for now, there are distant plans to reconnect to 16th across the street as a 4-way intersection. 25th street bridge is a go, but likely won't open til 2018. Philemon Extension is on hold for developer coordination (read: they probably want developers to pay for it) The CATS express routes are about to be renumbered from 80x to 980, 77x to 977, and so on, I guess to make space in the lower numbers for future routes. The route modifications are not final and are still subject to public input. (for example, apparently they've fielded a lot of pissed off 80x/980 riders by ending that express route at JW Clay and not bringing it Uptown)
    4 points
  10. ^^^Adding to a busy week for The Bridgestone, we have 2 sold-out shows with Chris Stapleton at The Asend Amp. Tennessee Titans are home this Sunday as well. We are one lucky city for sure.
    4 points
  11. Update on Division Street Connector. Will be complete by Spring of 2017. The 1/2 mile span will offer LED lighting, extensive landscaping and bike lanes. http://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/article/20836661/division-project-eyed-for-spring-2017-opening
    4 points
  12. Atlantic Capital expands into Charlotte The Atlanta-based banking company said the office will at first serve privately held companies in the greater Charlotte area, then it plans to expand through the Carolinas over time. http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2016/10/12/atlantic-capital-expands-into-charlotte.html
    4 points
  13. What if Nickleback played on Wednesday?
    4 points
  14. Hopefully the city can put up a plaque commemorating the time Abraham Lincoln got his oil changed there. Or at the very least, George Washington's tire rotation.
    3 points
  15. So is the door of GR's new mini-fridge going to open to the left or to the right?
    3 points
  16. As Don pointed out, they were indeed built to be just temporary structures, as so many exposition buildings around the country tended to be. They would've been substantially more expensive to construct had they been meant as permanent. It's heartbreaking to see pics of those other expos (such as Chicago's 1893 Columbian Exposition) with such magnificent buildings, but realize with one good punch, you'd could put your fist through a "solid" wall.
    3 points
  17. I want to like that last post, but, cant be associated with anything Florida Georgia Line......Go Preds, though!
    3 points
  18. liz_logan_ is good for some lols for sure. Even called the Goodyear building iconic
    2 points
  19. Photo update from twitter user ashtonmae. View from Citrix.
    2 points
  20. Nashville is called Music City for a reason
    2 points
  21. You have to attract the residents first. Charging ungodly prices and not providing the freedom to have a car without being charged more isn't going to make them come.
    2 points
  22. Good. The rental rates are FAR too high as it is. I'm not at all surprised by the vacancy rates...The very people that would fill these units (millennials) are incapable of affording $1,500+ apartments when they're paying off $50,000+ in student loan debts and living in a region with the lowest average income in the US for metro areas of 1 million or more. These developers came in and thought they could charge Chicago rates in a 190,000 person city. They then slap us in the face and insult our intelligence by calling it "market rate" when the reality is that it's the very top of what the market could possibly allow. They're going to find that they were way off in what the West Michigan market is actually demanding.
    2 points
  23. It's a start and might embarrass others into doing more?
    2 points
  24. This is one of my favorites: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearst_Tower_(Manhattan)
    2 points
  25. There is some news in that sign Crescent must have appointed JLL the huge nationwide commercial real estate firm to help lease the space. They have contacts with clients worldwide. Very interesting.
    2 points
  26. Read this. http://www.citylab.com/politics/2016/10/old-anger-and-a-lost-neighborhood-in-charlotte/503627/
    2 points
  27. Wow is it possible they might have an anchor tenant like the ones Bank of America is pushing out of the corporate center maybe Moore Van Allen law firm? Law firms love higher floors which makes this building or the 615 South College buildings good options. Very exciting.
    2 points
  28. I'd take a banner of any sort, hardware is a bonus.
    2 points
  29. Bridgestone Arena is with no doubt a top 5 arena in the country. If you search "what's the best arena in the country" it will either say MSG or Bridgestone Arena. And it's just gonna get better with the proposed huge improvements coming to it. https://www.bridgestonearena.com/news/detail/bridgestone-arena-ranks-second-in-us-fifth-in-world-ticket-sales-in-pollstars-2015-first-quarter-report https://www.bridgestonearena.com/news/detail/bridgestone-arena-ranks-fifth-in-us-12th-in-world-ticket-sales-in-pollstar-and-venues-today-2015-year-end-report The way they are utilizing this arena is just amazing. This is just gonna make more people go downtown and become preds fans. The Titans need to get involved like this (I know the titans are pretty bad rn, but still) Oh yeah, western conference finals or bust. We're good in every position except goal tending. I hope Pekka Rinne doesn't fail us, he hasn't been too good lately. Getting PK Subban was an enormous addition. I think this the year we can go all the way and show the Stanley Cup around Nashville. Maybe I'm being too optimistic.
    2 points
  30. The permits have been pulled and work seems to be underway for the restaurant/bar coming to one of the old Hunters buildings on Main Street. Here's the story from November of last year: http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/real-estate/2015/11/17/causal-dining-restaurant-eyed-east-nashville-site/75952504/
    2 points
  31. General Motors announced plans Tuesday to boost its employee count in Spring Hill by 650 people as the company adds a third shift to increase output of the Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia. http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2016/10/11/gm-add-650-workers-spring-hill-plant/91893282/
    2 points
  32. If they would trim enough trees, to allow for an unobstructed view of downtown, this could be the city's number 1 tourist attraction and photo opportunity
    2 points
  33. I like it. I think the renderings seem a bit dark, but I think it will play off other buildings nicely. I agree, much better parking situation than the first apartment building showed. It's going to add a lot of vibrancy at the street level. Thumbs up. Joe p.s. Great job on the quick sketchup @WMrapids.
    1 point
  34. The latest polls have Cooper leading by an average of around 4 to 5 points. Some are as low as him having a 2 point lead while one has him up by 7.
    1 point
  35. New signage up today on Tryon/Stonewall & Tryon/Hill. No pictures on the signs, just a new logo.
    1 point
  36. New 142-unit apartment complex going vertical in downtown Baton Rouge; CATS relocates downtown hub Construction is officially underway for the Lofts @ 6C, a new apartment complex in downtown Baton Rouge that’s expected to take about a year and half to build. Developer John Hearin announced the groundbreaking at this morning’s monthly meeting of the Downtown Development District. The complex will reach six stories high and will include 142 apartments that will be offered for rent at rates ranging from $950 to $2,000 per month. Some 260 parking spots are planned. It will be located on North Sixth Street between Florida Boulevard and Convention Street. “The project will take 16 to 18 months,” Hearin said. “By early January 2018, we hope to be 50 to 80 percent leased up.” Amenities at Lofts @ 6C will include three clubhouses, a balcony in every apartment, bike storage and repair, and a dog-washing station on the second floor for the pet-friendly complex. https://www.businessreport.com/article/new-142-unit-apartment-complex-going-vertical-downtown-baton-rouge-cats-relocates-downtown-hub Elsewhere downtown, The Watermark Baton Rouge hotel downtown will hold a soft opening on Wednesday, said Gary Black of Wampold Companies, which developed the hotel. “It’s going to be incredible,” Black said. Meanwhile, the Courtyard Marriott will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. at the corner of Florida Boulevard and Third Street.
    1 point
  37. Lol, I agree that FGL is awful, but I liked the post anyways, because the Preds/Powers deserve a lot of credit for turning that arena into monster revenue-generator for the city. It has become one of the premier arenas, in terms of big time shows, not only in this country, but internationally.
    1 point
  38. WKRN weatherboy Justin Bruce posted on his Facebook page a picture of this morning's sunrise over downtown Nashville.
    1 point
  39. The double tracking from Harrisburg to Charlotte was paid for with USDOT American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds----the $520M that the state received in 2009. The mainline grade separation project was to be paid with ARRA grants as well. NCDOT, USDOT, and NCRR paid for the Sugar Creek Road grade separation. NS is very strategic and is often skeptical about taking government money because it comes with strings attached. It just so happened that the three double tracking projects between Greensboro and Charlotte (CP Bowers to CP Lake, CP Reid to CP N. Kannapolis, and CP Haydock to CP Juncker) which are being paid for by the ARRA funds lined up with NS' vision for the Crescent Corridor. RTC modeling identified the improvements needed to add two Piedmont round trips and NS got a completely double-tracked corridor with more crossing closures, grade separations, and curve improvements from east of Gastonia to north of Greensboro. In regards to the O-Line---that is NS' only connection between Charlotte and Greensboro, that they actually own. Thus, they are extremely protective over it---as they lease the NCRR. Their request for a separate parallel route for the Red Line allows them to control their line. Accepting money to upgrade the line would require a service agreement that means they would have to prioritize commuter trains during peak workday hours, limiting their operations to primarily evening, night, and early morning use along the O-Line. This impacts scheduling of trains across their network.
    1 point
  40. The Fort Negley park site actually could be amenable to both a stadium and an authentically restored fort, since historically (before "most" of us were hatched") a form of both co-existed during the early 1940s. Notice also the then-presence of pre-interstate highway surface connectivity, even though many streets typically were short and badly misaligned.
    1 point
  41. So Stix was going for the powerlines look that we have going on downtown??
    1 point
  42. Hey, if Vandy's new stadium has a tasty natural grass field, I'd say they have a shot.
    1 point
  43. LOL! Actually no, I read all the merchandise in Walmart's warehouses have charms and hexes placed on them before they're shipped out to be sold. It's probably better to order organic foil from online.
    1 point
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