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  1. This is a guess, but I'd say that the columns are straight and it's just an optical illusion created by the undulating horizontal surfaces. The horizontal floors may be uneven intentionally, possibly for floor drainage?
  2. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Oh it's totally his decision on what to do with it. I just think his current decision is stupid and destructive.
  3. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    And that is why I will never purchase a vehicle from any Beaman dealership. They are the single biggest block to re-urbanization in Nashville and exist there for no other reason than to give the city one big middle finger. He's sitting on a gold mine that would pay for a similar sized super car lot outside of the CBD a dozen times over, but refuses out of spite, greed, short sightedness, or a combination thereof.
  4. I'm not sure NoVa will be it. Unless they want to have a campus out past Tyson's Corner, I'm not sure where they'd fit one in near Metro without a ton of demolition or reuse. Maybe between Potomac Yards and Crystal City? Either way, cost of property and housing is way above what you'd find in DFW, ATL, Austin, or Nashville, or even Philadelphia.
  5. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Sounds a lot like Philadelphia's Subway-Surface lines. Through Center City to the City Hall Station and west to just past 30th Street Station, they run underground in a fashion similar to a subway, except with on board payment. Once they return to the street they run on standard street car lines, with some dedicated right of way on lines that serve suburban destinations like Media. All in all it's an effective system used by thousands each day.
  6. Greer Stadium site redevelopment

    I was originally quite fond of this idea, but the more I consider it the more I'm against it. Two reasons: 1) I want this development to still happen, just somewhere more integrated with the developing urban fabric of the city. As is, it's almost totally isolated from the grid and would be just as suited for a place like Cool Springs. 2) Nashville could use another large park near downtown. And this has the added benefit of becoming a visitor draw itself if the fort is properly restored and renovated with quality interpretive materials. Additionally, it's an ideal location for a branch of the state military museum dedicated to the Civil War and its aftermath. (Although I still want a bigger military museum on the Bicentennial Mall;we are the Volunteer State after all...)
  7. More Accolades for Nashville

    I agree. It's a bit baffling.
  8. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Even WMATA here in DC only gets 28% recovery for MetroBus. MetroRail, on the other hand, gets almost 68% recovery. City busses simply do not generate revenue, and they aren't designed to.
  9. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    I don't even mind it being a Holiday Inn. They've stepped up their game recently, and I haven't had a bad experience in one. I just hate that craptastic building being at the gateway to downtown.
  10. Soccer in Nashville

    I would like to note that my comment regarding the supporters of races, flea markets, and the state fair was entirely tongue in cheek. It was a play on a humorous stereotype... it's basically a 1990s Jeff Foxworthy joke.
  11. West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    If the zoning board turns this down, then it's proof positive that they are suffering from massive brain trauma.
  12. Nashville International Airport

    It certainly will, it will also allow more efficient use of the existing gates as it will possibly allow for a parking and staging area for aircraft between flights.
  13. More Accolades for Nashville

    Wow, seriously? How did Nashville become a hotter tourist city than New Orleans?!
  14. Nashville International Airport

    Every rendering and model of the new facilities just makes me giddy. Even the prospect of filling in the big hole that divides the tarmac is exciting. This can't happen soon enough.