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  1. Just going to weigh-in here...the "contest" people are referring to is likely the AIA Middle Tennessee Design Awards People's Choice. https://aiamidtn.submittable.com/gallery/8aacc7e3-fadc-4429-a5e4-0a3e0599375a/ Voting for it or not will have zero bearing on whether the project happens. The voting is supposed to be anonymous but, for the most part, we all know who the architects are on these projects. With that being said, the architect on that submission is in the immediate area of the project and is doing some fine work around town. They had been in close with the previous owner, so I'm not sure if this was a rendering for a proposed project that the owner used as leverage to sell or if the new owner loved the work so much that they bought the garage to pursue this project specifically. All that being said, the AIA's Celebration of Architecture event will take place October 29th at the Wilburn Street Studio in East Nashville. http://www.aiamidtn.org/events/2019-design-awards-celebration-party/
  2. Also...this project isn’t a hotel...from what I’m reading in the articles
  3. I read "large scale mixed use" and not a second hotel.
  4. It was eventually approved, actually. Lots of scrutiny and teeth mashing over it. I believe it required TIF money that it didn't get, but that was ages ago it seems...I may be incorrect.
  5. Contemporary building code creates greater cost with a building that is above 420'-0" (requires higher strength concrete and some elevator upgrades). If you're building above 420'-0", you tend to spend the money that would go on a "crown" on the building itself. Furthermore, I think crown pieces are a bit out of fashion as developers have re-evaluated their usefulness. Look at the tallest structures built recently in New York. Most of those don't have ornate tops.
  6. Got any photos looking just slightly more to the right?
  7. Whole sale disagree here. Very poor attempts at making this work. “Let’s put in some grass and some trees” is not an appropriate urbanist response.
  8. I actually did forget that. I still think that if the city wanted to make a concerted effort into making this park work, the library would have to play a key role. If no one is willing to do this then bring on 65 stories!
  9. I would imagine they complain about the park as much as anyone as they have guests and patrons that could benefit from its usefulness. I could see a scenario where they might want to own the land and deed it to a trust that could dictate what happens there. We may never know though. Should be interesting to see how the City Council plays out on this.
  10. I think the Public Facility (library) across the street could be integral to the discussion in programming...as could the Ryman, the Hermitage Hotel, Suntrust Bank, heck I could see Cheekwood doing a sponsored series out in the park. I'm not necessarily against the tower proposal, but what I have a hard time believing is that there has ever been a capable attempt of making the park work. Paley Park is very close to the New York Public Library yet that seems to work just fine.
  11. Or leave the fountain in and actively program the park like a big city is supposed to do.
  12. There was a time that excavating was nearly equal once you factored in what you are putting on the outside of the garage for screening purposes. Those days are gone. Side bar, I'm not sure if the city's major underground storm water line is below Margaritaville Hotel or not, but many areas in this part of town simply are not allowed to go below grade.
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