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    Repurposed/revitalized historical buildings in Nashville

    I can really appreciate the elevator tower addition that's separate from the historic facade. Obviously, some type of cladding would have been good rather than only CMU.
  2. ^^^Was that in partnership with Novare Group? That rendering looks a lot like everything they developed between 2004 and 2008.
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    Memphis Construction Photos

    I'd missing seeing this one in the news. Thanks for posting.
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    The SoBro | 32 stories 345 ft | 3rd & Demonbreun

    It's primarily done for energy efficiency, maintenance (unit replacement) and as for individual unit climate control. Without those, you're going to wind up with people on the uppermost and lower floors either burning up or freezing and eventually (high heat months) the unit malfunctioning from running constantly.
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    I'm by no means fascinated by it, but it does have some nice, subtle details. It also has some low key mixtures of Art Moderne (street entrance) and the International Style (primary facades, vertical banding and fenestration patterns).
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    Bridgestone Arena: further development of property

    Most venues/franchises/universities report tickets sold, not people in seats.
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    Repurposed/revitalized historical buildings in Nashville

    ^I was curious to see how tacky that deck would look so and go to their Facebook page and see where they painted the brick navy blue. It really looks stupid. BTW, thanks for continuously updating this thread, Mark.
  8. While the renderings are clumsy and cartoon looking (really no different that the half ass Sketchup renderings a lot of firms use - well maybe much worse), I think this could really turn out to be a nice project. I'm assuming each facade panel is an alternating tint of glazing; if those feature offset depths, we should get some nice facade depth and shadow lines. If this gets value engineered and those glazing panels turn into EIFS, this will look like trash. Just my opinion though. I'm excited to see updated renderings.
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    Nashville International Airport

    As someone who lived in Memphis for a while and did some design work on FedEx facilities at MEM, I'm always amazed at their operation there; it's quite impressive.
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    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    Are you saying it's comical that this is a historic district for the simple fact that it's a historic district, or comical due to the lack of strict guidelines that would prevent additions? I'm not being difficult, I just want to follow your post as you meant. As far as building collapses, there's probably additional structure that's added for some. Most of these historic buildings were over engineered anyways when originally constructed. The purpose of most historic districts and the office that enforces the historic design guidelines (and the commission that approved non-administrative requests) is to usher appropriate modifications and designs to historic structures, not deny them outright (occasionally there is a request that is denied, but that's not to say that with modifications to the design it wouldn't be approved). I agree that Lower Broadway (or w/e the local district's name is) has gone a bit overboard, but not due to the additions, the signage is what annoys me. The addition shown above isn't bad in it's form and massing - it's the window opening/door opening proportions that don't relate to the historic structure that make no sense.
  11. I'm taking this as pure sarcasm, because the Tower Life building here is one of the best pre-war skyscrapers in this country outside of NYC and Chicago. (I thought this before I moved to SA...ha!)
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    JW Marriott - 385' - 34 Floors

    I partially think the scaffolding might be there for location/installation of mechanical equipment on top of the existing concrete structure/mechanical penthouse and after installation it will be removed. I just can't think of a reason why additional steel and spandrel glass would be installed without a functioning purpose (just the boring, practical part of my mind thinking out loud). With that being said, I'm hoping that they are adding another level - this thing looks great and will look even better with an additional 15 to 20 feet in height.
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    Marriott Tri-Brand, 21 Stories, 486 Rooms, $137 million

    I'm starting to feel more comfortable about the the facade depth and fenestration patterns on this one; at least on the side facade shown in the last picture. The other facades are going to rely on cladding materials - let's hope it's not EIFS. Someone not as lazy as me care to look back to see what was specified?
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    JW Marriott - 385' - 34 Floors

    I wouldn't be surprised if they held that for future hotel space development; whether it's in 5 or 10 years.
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    Repurposed/revitalized historical buildings in Nashville

    I don't understand the obsession with painting brick; it's trendy, tacky and not healthy for the masonry. HGTV and Pinterest strike again.