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  1. The State Library and Archives released two new renderings (of the east and west facades) of its new building on Friday (https://www.facebook.com/TNStateLibraryArchives)
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    The Mall at Green Hills

    Memphis has a Tiffany's? It's not listed on their Web site. When they opened their TMAGH location, it was billed as the only one in Tennessee.
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    Signature Tower

    That CCTV tower in Beijing is pretty amazing...here is the link to the architect's website. Definitely worth checking out. http://www.oma.eu/index.php?option=com_pro...5&Itemid=10
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    Signature Tower

    Whenever I see this picture in the City Paper, I want to yell "Don't jump!" at that little lady in the black cocktail dress. It looks like an ad for depression counseling.
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    I'm sure the people living in those projects wouldn't want to see them destroyed, unless suitable alternatives exist. The projects might not be our ideal notion of what is urban, but they're urban nonetheless, and provide cheap housing for the people who work in the urban core. Part of smart growth isn't just having pretty buildings that interact well with the master-planned street grid. Having low-income housing is important also, and the thought of displacing certain people who contribute to our city just because their dwellings are ugly--that's kind of unpleasant to me.
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    The Mall at Green Hills

    Did anyone notice about a year ago that Saks Fifth Avenue was listed on the Mall at Green Hills' store directory online? I got excited but then the next time I checked it had been removed. I think Nashville could definitely support a Nordstrom or Bloomingdale's; Saks or Neiman's, not so much (maybe a "B" version of their bigger stores, if that). Nordstrom had announced a few years ago that it was building a location in Brentwood at a proposed mall right off I-65. Then 9/11 happened and that mall got cancelled. Seems like Nashville's hindrance in getting a high-level department store is that the Mall at GH and the Galleria are maxed out in space. I really wish the Galleria had held out for a nicer dept store instead of getting Sears and JCPenney and Dillard's and Macy's, like every other mall in Nashville. Parisian is nicer but it got sold to Belk, which is basically a JCP that sells Tommy Hilfiger and Nautica. Blah.