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  1. Keep in touch Michael. Would love to see some renderings of what may transpire on your large lot on third.
  2. It's not a bold statement. It's based on fact. We had 15 years between the ATT Tower and The Pinnacle. Signature Tower never happened. West End Summit never happened. The Nashville City Center 2 never happened. The 47 story Ryman Center never happened. The 45 story office tower for 7th and Commerce never happened. The 48 story hotel and office tower for Union Street never happened, however, we got TPAC instead. The HCA Tower never happened. The 750 foot Nashville Tower and Observatory never happened. I could go on and on about the statement towers that never materialized. So yes, every few decades we get a statement piece. I stand by my comments, but feel free to disagree if you wish. MT
  3. Forum meet this coming Saturday the 1st. I will probably miss a fourth in a row due to errands and college football, but hope others try to make it.
  4. I agree with P2 and William. The interior is fine. People can have grit on Lower Broadway. Maybe they could have jazz in the Omni? I think the design of the building is fine. Hotels, condos, and apartments are utilitarian structures. They are not statement pieces. In the days of corporate swagger before the economic downturn, corporations would build statement piece skyscrapers to show civic and national pride because of economic power. The Suntrust Plaza showed us what bland 13 story corporate structures are now, and will continue to be for some time. In today's market, bean counting accountants design buildings, not architects. The Pinnacle was our last statement piece building for years to come.
  5. New site to check out: http://www.skyscrapernews.com/skynews.php?ktd=0&qws=nco&tyx=Skyscraper%20News
  6. Kissam is also up and we should see the Hyatt go up soon too.
  7. Not to impressed with the skin on this building. They are on 15. 6 more floors to go!
  8. The project will be successful and a lot of it will be based on success of hotel development and the MCC. Corporate clients will rent these units out and fast. The wait has a lot to do with the following reasons: 1) The market based on who is elected in the fall. 2) The worldwide steel shortage. 3) Leed Certification. 4) Rental capacity. In other words, the rental trends in tier 2 and tier 3 cities. 5) The Medical Mart and possible tenants that could live in The Sobro. 6) Interest rates due to the recession in Europe. There are many factors, but I believe this project will break ground before his hotel and 505CST, I just think this tower will take longer to build due to complexities in the design. He will want to break ground before winter as to prevent weather related problems. Remember, Sobro is part of black bottoms and the Pinnacle had extra costs associated with it such as ground water removal, removal of old early 19th century sewer lines, and the installation of a slurry wall to hold back loose soil and rock. Luckily they did not have to do that with the Hyatt, but they did with the Omni. (The slurry wall is the wall that looks like stacked railroad ties around the perimeter of the hole.)
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