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  1. NashvilleNowNext with coverage of the updated proposal: https://nashvillenownext.com/2021/10/13/see-whats-now-next-at-the-new-rutledge-hill-mixed-use-development-in-nashville/
    21 points
  2. With this project and 2nd & Peabody, I think this sort of puts Nashville in a cutting edge class of architecture. It’s sort of a new wave of thinking to have all of this green space incorporated into the high-rise projects and to have two, three-tower developments right next to one another will draw attention to Nashville as a model, I think. This could be a catalyst for similar projects of this scale and nature to happen elsewhere in SoBro. These are the test examples, IMO. If you disagree, thats fine, but this will be unique especially for a mid size city. Lets also just say I
    21 points
  3. Yay! And again, I say Yay! Metro Historic Zoning Commission members unanimously approved initial design plans for redevelopment of the area hardest-hit by the Christmas Day bombing. On Tuesday, the commissioners reviewed the first phase of a site plan to reconstruct four historic buildings badly shredded in the explosion. They voted 4-0 in favor of the plan and praised its careful focus on historic reconstruction. "I would encourage the most we can possibly salvage out of these buildings," Commissioner Kaitlyn Jones said. "It’s just so important for our city. I like this
    20 points
  4. Phew... and we thought we were building a lot of highrises! Check out this super cool 3D development model of Toronto...
    18 points
  5. Since y'all liked the old photo of the area at the location of the Horizon ball field, I thought this would be a really good photo to show newer folks the massive changes since I was a teenager in the heart of the core. The first is looking up 4th Avenue N. from Church Street. This was taken in about 1960 before the Maxwell House Hotel burned Christmas Eve 1961. The lovely old First American Bank you see beyond the sign was sacrificed with the 6 city block "urban renewal" demolition in the 1970s. I would prefer to still have it rather than the POS they built back. The 3 buildings in t
    18 points
  6. Putting roof on 25th floor. Looking east from Broadway, 1/2 block west of 14th Ave: Looking NE from 14th Ave. South at McGavock St: Looking NW from 12th Ave. South at McGavock St:
    18 points
  7. I think one of the issues with this perspective is that when we look at history you're usually looking at the most interesting examples from the past. Historic buildings that are still standing aren't going to be the ones that were cheap and utilitarian (unless they had some kind of historical significance). They're going to be the ones that literally stood the test of time or that were so beautiful, interesting, or important that people made the effort to preserve them. As far as photographs: I for one tend to take pictures of the interesting things and try to frame my images in order to cap
    17 points
  8. From a feature about the East Bank in today's Tennessean: Another sprawling development (111 North First Street by RMR Group) of offices, homes, hotels and shopping destinations is underway. The luxury neighborhood district will replace the 17-acre TA Truck Service center at the corner of 1st Street and James Robertson Parkway, in the shadow of I-24. Developers are eager for the opportunity to turn the industrial area into a downtown office, housing and nightlife destination. Glassy towers up to 30 stories tall are planned for the former TA truck stop near River North.
    17 points
  9. They need to tell City Lights, “Look, it’s not that we’re blocking your view of the skyline. We’re just bringing it much much closer.”
    17 points
  10. Here is another area that has changed unbelievably since I was a kid. The soccer stadium is just part of the changes in the fairgrounds. For those of you who are fairly new to Nashville or too young to remember much of what was there except some tired buildings and a big flea market. The site has been the fairgrounds for well over 100 years with a racing track (horses) and stately Victorian exhibition buildings. This photo is from 1903 when the first autos showed up on the dirt track. The old postcard shows how rural the fairgrounds were fairly distant from the city.
    16 points
  11. I just seen a post on SP , that this project is proposed as 49 stories @680 ft . If this is true, oh boy, hold on we are heading to the next level !!
    16 points
  12. Thankfully they seem to have erected a covered sidewalk that is open, at least for the time being:
    16 points
  13. Doing slide compares of high rises area whole new level of challenge lol, Thanks for posting @markhollin !!!
    15 points
  14. From the Stonewall stAtion today and around South Tryon
    15 points
  15. Thought some of y'all younger folks might like to see what the was there before First Horizon Park. This is about 1965 or so showing the original Sulphur Dell Park just before it was demolished after failing to attract fans as a Demo Derby track. The cloverleaf track is almost exactly where the field is today Of course there was no Bicentennial Mall, just lots of junk warehousing and surface parking. The City Auditorium was new and the vast demolitions on Union, Commerce and Charlotte were soon to happen. The James Robertson Parkway had already nuked the old hell's Half Acre housing, bu
    15 points
  16. Belmont Univ. is planning a 6 story, 133,000 sq. ft. 3-D Building for its new data science initiative and entrepreneurship hub. It will be located on 15th Ave. South between the College of Law and the Johnson Center Dining Hall. ESa will most likely be the architect. Construction will begin in 2022. More at NBJ here: https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/inno/stories/news/2021/10/12/belmont-university-3d-building.html And behind the Nashville Post paywall here: https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/belmont-eyes-six-story-building-for-data-science-effort/art
    15 points
  17. Some society construction shots from today!
    15 points
  18. With Nashville getting more "skyscrapers," I thought I would post the following info. Emporis defines a skyscraper as a building of a minimum of 100 meters/328 feet tall. This Emporis list (and it seems updated) showcases the U.S. cities with the most skyscrapers and their world ranking. (For comparison, Emporis defines a "high-rise" as being between 35 meters/115 feet tall and 100 meters/328 feet tall.) The first number is the world ranking and the second number is the number of skycrapers for
    14 points
  19. 10th Ave. North Residential Tower (40 stories?) update: Getting more depth in excavation. Looking south from Church Street Viaduct where it crosses over CSX tracks: Looking SW from 10th Ave. North, 1/4 block north of Commerce St:
    14 points
  20. I know a lot more than I did, unfortunately I can’t share. There are a lot what if’s and Maybes playing out right now and I know the some of the players. BIG TIME! It could be rather exciting if it plays out, but I will just keep my fingers crossed. If I can get confirmation from another source to keep this source out of trouble then I can share.
    14 points
  21. Novum Structures announces the first cable facade of its kind in Charlotte, North Carolina https://www.archpaper.com/2021/10/sponsored-novum-structures-announces-first-cable-facade-of-its-kind-charlotte/ No idea where they grabbed the surrounding buildings from in the renderings, but at least we get a massive new park across the street...
    14 points
  22. I was fortunate to attend the first symphonic presentation at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Belmont Univ. last night. The acoustics are exquisite. Here's the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra sharing Shostakovich's "Festive Overture," Oct, 12, 2021.
    14 points
  23. Amazon Two update: steel superstructure up to 11th floor (13 above grade); elevator hafts/stairwells up to 21st level (23 above grade). Looking NE from Church Street Viaduct where it crosses over 12th Ave. North: Looking west from YMCA Way, 1/2 block north of Church St:
    14 points
  24. I just realized that with the crane at Neuhoff, Modera Germantown, and the water treatment facility, we have a first! This is the first time we have had 3 tower cranes up in Germantown at the same time and I think we may be getting 1 or 2 more at Neuhoff looking at the ground work being done there.
    14 points
  25. 1700 Fatherland (repurposing church into Q Prime music management office) update: Exterior nearly finished. Looking SE from intersection of Fatherland St. and South 17th St: Looking NE from South 17th St., 1/2 block north of Lillian St:
    13 points
  26. There’s just no pleasing you folks. It’s just different and I sort of get it. I happen to think the verticality of the windows makes it a lot different than other projects in Nashville. Open your minds…free your souls, relax…breathe….feel the sun on your face… let go…repeat… I remember when everyone was hung up on the Westin, but you seem to have gotten use to it. It will get lost in the grand scheme of things in the end and overshadowed by the other buildings on the roundabout.
    13 points
  27. Sure, it's an HQ. But it's the kind of HQ that locates in the back of a low rent strip mall, or perhaps an abandoned Mrs. Winner's.
    13 points
  28. Little KJ took this from the family's Plymouth Fury sedan whilst on I-77 this is old school Charlotte. Circa 1981 or so. Notice the Charlotte Plaza building under construction.
    13 points
  29. I’m sharing here a Music City Center Facebook post from 2012 that popped up today on my Facebook feed as a “memory” because I had shared it back then. Great photo and memory of what this view WAS and a stunning testament to the growth of this city!
    12 points
  30. Hole about 35 feet deep in NE corner now. Looking NE from 9th Ave. North, 1/4 block south of Church St: Looking east from 9th Ave. North, 1/4 block south of Church St:
    12 points
  31. Be careful what you like until you research what they are.
    12 points
  32. Parler moving headquarters to Nashville Another tech company **Updated** https://wpln.org/post/far-right-friendly-social-media-website-parler-will-move-its-headquarters-to-nashville/
    12 points
  33. Tishman Speyer, a leading global real estate conglomerate based in Rockefeller Center (which they own) in NYC, is now purchasing this property for a major development now that Swerdling is out. Rumors are that it will still be a 36 story tower similar to the Fairmont Hotel proposal. No direct plans have been filed with Metro yet. Tishman Speyer is currently working on an idea for a 58 story mixed-use tower in Austin. They have 43 million sq. ft. of real estate in North America (including Yankee Stadium) and 35 million in other countries like China, India, Brazil, and across Europe.
    12 points
  34. Really like this plan, I think that the step down along Rutledge Street and the plaza at that corner are respectful to the neighborhood, especially to the beautiful old home at the corner of Lea / Rutledge street. This brings the plan in line with what was recently approved at 2nd and Peabody, and I speculate has a pretty good shot at approval. There may be some pushback against the tower at Lea / 2nd Ave, but I feel that the revised tower could make a good focal point in the neighborhood for buildings to step down from. Looking at the plan, it looks like loading is off Rutledge, w
    12 points
  35. I always yell 'thank you' to the bus driver here in DC if I am not on an articulated bus, and the majority of the time they yell 'you're welcome' back. I would say that maybe 60-65% of other riders also do the same. I got a kick out of riding the bus in Vancouver. Everyone there screams 'thank you' as they disembark. I always tell people to try to make friends with the drivers that regularly drive the routes you take. I have had drivers I know offer to drop me off at non-stop locations that were closer to my house or pick me up while I was walking to the bus stop in the rain.
    12 points
  36. Everyplace I went by today was packed. Uptown crowded with the Latin festival and Speed street, Southend was packed in every direction, even downtown Waxhaw with some sort of festival. Drove by Carolina Place Mall and the parking lot was full! Backups on 85 at Concord Mills Blvd the race and the mall. Charlotte was out and about today maybe it was the week of rain. Every those inflatable bunnies had swarms of people around them. @tozmervo free coffee on me at Bitty and Beau's and of course a free doughnut from around the block.
    12 points
  37. That feeling of completeness when UP puts an ad for an excavator in my UP thread.
    11 points
  38. Jon Ossoff is trying to get a $10 billion allocation for CLT-ATL HSR into the reconciliation bill. Its original cost estimates (about a decade old and not more than a guess) were around $10 billion. I suspect it would be double that. Regardless, hat tip to Ossoff for making the effort — I-85 expansion will end up being much more $$$. https://www.onlineathens.com/story/news/2021/10/14/jon-ossoff-seeking-10-billion-high-speed-rail-line-athens-stop/8451847002/
    11 points
  39. There is a lot to take in. There was a lot of unfairness in the process, and grand generalizations. But the white city leaders were already talking about how to get rid of the black neighborhoods in the wards as early as the 1910s. The city was growing and this would be valuable property that should be put to use for white people. That was their stated aim. So then when the US government made money available for urban renewal, there was now a more benign pretext - we're cleaning up the city! Now not all of Brooklyn was in bad shape. The streets were pretty bad since they weren't paved a
    11 points
  40. I know that the buildings for the exposition were not built to be permanent structures, but it would have been nice if they were. Centennial Park could have been more like Balboa Park in San Diego which has beautiful buildings that they use for art exhibits, food gallery and performing arts. Below shows how the exposition was laid out. Not all of the buildings needed to remain, but just imagine the park with more than the Parthenon. It would have really been nice to have saved or reconstruct the building on the hill. I don't know what the hill is actually named, but we called it Flag Pole
    11 points
  41. Duke Charlotte Metro Tower - Aka Duke Power Tower Jr. vs Wachovia/Wells/Duke Plaza (Power) Tower Sr. #CLTRisiNG #MagnificentQC
    11 points
  42. 1001 Church St. update: some steel girders delivered; more core drilling/digging. Looking SW from 10th Ave. North underneath Church Street Viaduct: Looking SE from Church Street Viaduct where it crosses over CSX tracks:
    11 points
  43. Who remembers this approach back in the day?
    11 points



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