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  1. linclink

    Signature Tower

    Hey Jeeper12 I think you posted a fair and balanced reply. And I am in no means attacking you. However, a couple months ago we had someone here stating that they had heard from a credible source that the Sig was dead, and that an announcement would be made within 2 weeks. When pressed about it the person said that they had connections with a local Real Estate company. Well, over 2 months later, no such announcement has been made. So I think it is fair to want to know something about ones sources. At the same time, when reliable sources state things, they get called for being reliable sources... and thus biased... its a no-win situation really. But again, I agree with your final statement.. as I've repeatedly stated on this thread, only time will tell.
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    Signature Tower

    NewTowner, I agree with you 100%. I'd love to see the street that the Schermerhorn sits on looking like this. I think this sort of architecture would really suit it. It'd be great if the stadium were in the same architectural family (in the same way that Soldier Field fits in with the museums on the museum campus in Chicago). But it seems that they are going to be going for the "urban/warehouse/industrial" look. I do like modern (and Classical, and all styles in between... well.. most ....), but I think the "urban/warehouse/industrial" look is what the Gulch is doing... I don't see how it will fit in on the same street as the Symphony center. Anyways... a street like that would be AWESOME... especially if they kept the colors (love the light green on that old building), and not all limestone colored.. which gets really boring really fast... as I've said a gazilion times before... Nashville could use some color!! I also love all the trees and the great awnings, and wide sidewalks... Anyways.... can't wait to see what SoBro will look like in the coming years!!! Paula
  3. linclink

    Signature Tower

    Great point Smeagolsfree!!! And by the way, NARNIA ROCKS!!!! hehehheheeh
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    Signature Tower

    Ok... I LOVE the Sig... I LOVE the interior "look" of the units, as shown in the video and in the picture gallery. However, I have to agree with NewTowner. I also found the music to be totally out of place. The building has enough of a modern edge (especially the interior, with the sleek kitchen, and contemporary furnishings) to make the classical music really feel out of place. Its almost like they are trying to convince people that its this really refined space (not implying that it isn't). But it feels forced. Persoanlly, I think some smooth jazz would have been a MUCH MUCH better match. Again, the video is great, the building is great, a GREAT job was done by all... which I guess explains why we'd only have the music to nitpick over.. heheheheheh
  5. linclink

    Signature Tower

    LOVE IT!!!! Way to go Nashville!!!!! Wohooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. linclink

    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Wow!!! Really?!? That's awesome! So, is it going to be constructed? If so, when will it be done? It is simply gorgeous!!
  7. linclink

    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Hey NashvilleWill, I agree with you that it would be neat if Union Stations where a transit hub once again. But since thats probably impossible (due to ownership, etc...) how would you feel about having THIS for a transit station? Is that not AWESOME?!?!?! I know you're against having the transit station by the river... but that would look super cool next to the water... looks almost like sails. VERY COOL!!!
  8. linclink

    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    I REALLY like that idea. I think those old streetcars have a great look... as do those modern ones! Really great suggestion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. linclink

    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Don't know if you guys caught it, but yesterdays City Paper had an article about ridership being UP on Nashville Buses this year. Seems the high gas prices are starting to get people out of their cars and using Public Transportation more often. Should bode well for the Star.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    sorry.... I meant to include bus vouchers in it... I know that in Brazil it is a Transportation Voucher, and is accepted by every mode of transportation.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Hey guys, I was thinking about what the city could do to stimulate the use of the commuter rail.. and I remembered that when I was visiting Brasil (and I know this to be the case in Japan as well), I went to my uncles job and found out that over there the employers actually give all their employees transportation vouchers. These are "benefits", as well as are the meal vouchers (for lunch everyday). EVERY single employer in Brazil is OBLIGATED to provide transportation vouchers (even if the person owns a car). The state makes them available at a discount, and it ends up being very affordable for the company. This is also done in Japan. What this does is help keep cars of the road (to a certain extent... the roads are still packed). Now I know we can't FORCE companies to do this in Nashville, but I'm wondering if maybe Nasvhille could offer TaxBreaks to all companies that offered commuter rail vouchers to their employees. This way we would get people on the trains. Out of their cars.. and hopefully convert them to the benefits of public transportation. What do you guys think? Would this be a viable and interesting route in establishing a strong presence for commuter rail in Nashville?!?!?