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  1. 20 points
    Dusk from a busy Romare Bearden Park.
  2. 10 points
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  4. 8 points
    The permit for the Apple Store was pulled Friday, so we shoul start seeing work on the corner soon.
  5. 8 points
    This photo is a few weeks old but it shows how cool this building looks from the Roundabout.
  6. 8 points
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  8. 6 points
    At this point I am not sure. I think they are very high on Nashville from what I have heard and I think it will all come down to what incentives the State will offer and what location is available. I do believe the old say that money talks and BS walks in in play here, but as we have seen in the past, our incentive packages are not always the best but we still end up landing the prize because of the cost of doing business here and the fact the Tennessee is a very business friendly state especially when it comes to taxes. In summery I think we have a very good shot and the Governors trip may be to ink the deal. With the total elimination of the Hall tax by 2022 and the fact that there is no state income tax or State property tax, this will help to lure other people and business to the state. I am amazed at the amount of business that continues to go to Texas as they have the 2nd highest property tax in the Nation. http://www.tax-rates.org/taxtables/property-tax-by-state
  9. 6 points
    SoBro cluster looking NW from intersection of Hermitage Ave. and Peabody. Hard to believe that none of this existed 10 years ago.
  10. 6 points
    A rendering vs reality picture. Lifted from Fifth + Broadway's twitter account. It looks like they decided to add balconies and wrap them around the building(retail portion) but pretty close to the rendering.
  11. 5 points
    There are a couple of new housing developments in Cookeville that I really like. Both are supposed to be like "new urbanism" neighborhoods, (throwback to "traditional" neighborhoods) designed to encourage residents to know their neighbors: front porches, back porches, sidewalks, parking in the streets and on parking pads (no garages), etc. This first one is being built just a few hundred feet from the courthouse and overlooks the 1930's-era Belle Acres Golf Course which means residents can walk to downtown, to downtown parks, and of course to the adjacent golf course. This next one is being built where an old trailer park used to be. I think when it's all said and done there will be 52 houses where there used to be 28 run-down mobile homes on 11 acres. The homes are designed by Nashville-based Lynn Taylor of Taylor Made Designs.
  12. 5 points
    From Friday. Notice the cladding on the mega parking garage and with Honeywell tower blocking the view of the exposed side this garage is pretty well wrapped in cladding. Legacy 2 on the 5th floor now.
  13. 5 points
  14. 4 points
    From Thursday and this building really turned out nice.
  15. 4 points
    Let's roll. Click on each pic for HD 4K quality.
  16. 3 points
    Blue construction fencing with Caldwell’s (general contractor) name all over it now up around site.
  17. 3 points
    CNN story featuring the Concord store: Krispy Kreme is remodeling its stores and revamping its menu
  18. 3 points
  19. 3 points
    Fencing up for Madison Street Flats, Phase II. Looking NE from intersection of Madison St. and 7th Ave. North:
  20. 3 points
    More pillars and rebar for foundation under the Embassy Suites garage portion on east side. Depth approaching 30 feet at west side for 1 Hotel underground garage. Looking north from intersection of Demonbruen and 7th Ave. South: Looking west from intersection of Demonbruen and 7th Ave. South:
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  25. 3 points
    IMO Charlotte is a very attractive market for MLB in terms of both population and total dollars in the market. But having said that, baseball is much more dependent on history than other major league sports (as mentioned in the posts above). The majority of MLB fans I have spoken with love baseball because their moms or dads did (sometimes it was grandparents too). The American version of the movie Fever Pitch does a pretty good job of illustrating this. This history is really what keeps people coming to games regularly, even in August when the playoffs are out of reach. When MLB towns don't have this you see shockingly bad attendance in years where the team is playing badly (see Miami for the most vivid example) Charlotte is a city of transplants, a bad team on the field will lead to will lead to some embarrassing attendance numbers after the novelty of MLB is gone. Despite those embarrassing nights there is plenty of corporate money here paying for suites and unused tickets so the team will still make money despite the lack of butts in seats. On the plus side for non-owners in bad years secondary-market tickets would be even cheaper than they are for Knights games and an in town ballpark would be the best possible thing for our urban development. As an aside, I have been to two MLB and ten minor league games this season (about half in Charlotte). All season I have had the feeling that baseball is struggling to attract young fans (meaning under 30) even more than most sports. There are fans in seats (for 5 innings), but very few give a crap about what is happening on the field. TLDR: Lets get MLB (but I wouldn't want to be the owner)
  26. 3 points
    Vanderbilt Carmichael tower implosion this morning from WSMV. https://www.wsmv.com/news/vanderbilt-s-carmichael-tower-successfully-imploded-saturday/article_849759be-aee1-11e9-950b-5f768805796e.html From WTVF
  27. 3 points
    550 Stonewall had been doing over 30 new leases per month, and be the tower isn't open yet, so that's pretty strong. Not sure on Novel, but guessing it's close to full.
  28. 3 points
  29. 3 points
    Drive bys both sides of Ally Center at Tryon Place. This afternoon.
  30. 2 points
    Also, interestingly, it is one of the only parts of Overstreet that actually has activity on the weekend
  31. 2 points
    Ask anyone living in Seattle if they think they have made a ‘dent’ in the homeless population. It’s unbelievably out of control there.
  32. 2 points
    New for 2020: parking lot expansion!
  33. 2 points
    Remodeling of exterior of Morningside Belmont Retirement Home. Looking NW from parking lot north of intersection at 17th Ave. South and Acklen Ave:
  34. 2 points
    I think this23 story Honeywell tower is pretty good block of the mega garage
  35. 2 points
    The glass cladding of the office component plays really well with the dark brick of the residential portion. This has turned out to be a pretty attractive building.
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  38. 2 points
    If you use the measuring tool on google earth, (tip of the cap to Pete) Bridgestone is approximately 440’ and Pinnacle is 431’. Visually this holds true. This also holds for 505 at 524’ and Batman 617’. 5/3? Not surprisingly 443’.
  39. 2 points
    I really like the balcony addition. Those balconies are going to make this feel even more lively and human-scaled as experienced from the pedestrian street/plaza. It should extend the “feel” of Broadway into this area.
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    The photo is very nice, but the story is really great news.
  43. 2 points
    More pictures of the glazing going in. Lots of framing already in place to along the west facade. Also photos of the amazon tower progress. Gonna be interesting how the entry works from church street (if at all)
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    Various shots of the skyline from various vantage points today. Last photo from the parking lot of the Noble Smoke.
  47. 2 points
    Demo moving along at the TN site.
  48. 2 points
    My friend Glynn Blackwell looking NE from infinity pool on 27th floor of Westin Hotel:
  49. 2 points
    The bottom of this got cut off and made me stare at the pictures for a long time trying to interpret them like hieroglyphics. For other confused people, here is the full bottom row:
  50. 2 points
    Some charts from the Mid-Year report of Nashville Downtown Partnership:



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