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  1. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Looks like UP is becoming a go-to source! Maybe some of our mad ravings will have some impact.
  2. Nashville Public Art

    Bicentennial Mall (BCM anyone?) is such a treasure. I can't wait for the blocks around to fill in with medium rise buildings and hopefully museums.
  3. 805 Lea, 35 stories, residential, retail

    I think demand is definitely there, just not at the price point that 505 and SoBro are asking. It's that weird area where they have have a product in high demand but they have priced them outside of what the majority of the market can afford, let alone is willing to pay. This just goes to show how much Nashville needs more housing stock that isn't so-called luxury apartments or condos, but rather stock priced more to appeal to middle class renters. Unfortunately, it's also a sign of a bubble that if it collapses could scare away builders and developers that would otherwise be willing to invest in something other than super high end properties.
  4. Knoxville Construction and Updates

    Would love to see some pics of campus too! So much has changed since I finished 12 years ago.
  5. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Okay, don't make me get the waterboarding equipment and jumper cables out... What do you know, man?!
  6. They're trying to make it more authentic by channelling the run down abandoned Highway 70 roadside tire shop look. Very avante garde.
  7. I'm super sceptical after reviewing their portfolio as well. Their most high profile work appears to be a strip mall.
  8. Soccer in Nashville

    Soccer is AWESOME in person. Especially if you have a good supporters section and an engaged fan base. I went regularly to games in Philadelphia, initially thinking it'd be terrible, but in the end having some of the best sports experiences ever. Was at last night's Preds game and couldn't stop thinking about how much fun soccer will be if half the Preds fan base shows up.
  9. Rest in peace, Getahn Ward.

    So sad to hear the news. Getahn was a great member of the Nashville community and a valued voice in the urban development enthusiast world. He'll be missed by all.
  10. THE SoBro | 32 stories 345 ft | 3rd & Demonbreun - T/O

    Seems like an odd amount of stuff is replicating in Philadelphia, DC, and Nashville... I obviously give myself all the credit for that.
  11. Soccer in Nashville

    It's people who see this as a new Nashville that they're scared of. This is just one more way of attempting to stifle the growth, development, and prominence of the city. They'd have us go back 30 years to a time when suburbs were first growing and Broadway was pawn shops and peep shows, because they have a strange, misguided nostalgia that manifests itself as fear. This group is despicable. There is no logical, legal, or sensible reason to stop the stadium based on their arguments, it's just an attempt to keep a modern sport out of the city. The same thing happened with the Titans and the Predators.
  12. I remember noticing this while I was in school at UT Knoxville in the old library. Much of the ceiling was covered in old, dilapidated drop ceiling, but the parts that weren't or that were missing tiles revealed beautiful ceiling murals and wood/plaster work. I do not understand the obsession with covering up beautiful architectural features in the 60s and 70s.
  13. Repurposed/revitalized historical buildings in Nashville

    Doh. National vs. Nashville. That'll get confusing. If this goes through, I wonder if National will try to press any sort of trademark infringement. Kinda weird to open up a music venue and bar called Nashville Underground next to a pre-existing music venue and bar called the National Underground...
  14. Repurposed/revitalized historical buildings in Nashville

    Interesting, didn't know Nashville Underground was opening a new location. Are they shutting down the old one? That's one of my favorite places on Lower Broad. Edit: Whoops, brain fart. I'm thinking of National Underground.
  15. Seems like a lot of the complaints of traffic are from people who just don't know how to deal with it. Like you said, sometimes all it takes is just taking a moment to navigate a different route to make use of all the options available instead of just using one or two or three main routes all the time, every time. Nashville has traffic issues, sure, but it's nothing like a lot of growing cities, especially up here in the Northeast in the Wash.-Balt.-Phila. corridor. A typical Friday afternoon on I-95 all the way from the southern side of the Beltway to I-76 in Philadelphia is the equivalent of rush hour traffic in Nashville on I-40. Not that Nashville should aspire to that or take proactive measures to help it, but it just doesn't seem as bad as people make it out to be. Okay, sorry for off topic rant!