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  1. musiczealot

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    My default response to people saying they want the "old" Nashville is "Today, would you rather live in Nashville or Memphis?" Not to pile on Memphis (we spent some time in Memphis in January for a Grizzlies game - there is so much potential in their DT), but that usually nips any complaining in the bud.
  2. At least with the elevation on that side of downtown, the two towers will be pretty imposing and have a large effect on the skyline. That rendering makes it look like it is much larger than the TN Tower, and the TN Tower is pretty prominent.
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    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    I know Downtown had one maybe 10 years ago around 1st and Broadway. I don't think it is there anymore. If I remember correctly, it was a magnet for homeless so most people just avoided it. I agree though - having these placed around the city would be great. I remember Paris had a ton of these and it was very convenient when we were walking about being tourists.
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    Oracle in Nashville: 3,000 jobs, 800,000 sq. ft. of space

    Holy moly! Given a normal footprint, how many floors is 800k sq ft in a Class A office building?
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    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    In defense of the avocado toast eating crowd...it is really delicious.
  6. It's 1000x better than the Beetlejuice cladding on 222.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    That's just good ole fashioned survival of the fittest in action.
  8. What would you all rank the following luxury hotels as far as prestige/service/brand/etc? Not necessarily what Nashville has, but overall portfolio? Trying to figure out where we are, how far we've come, and how far we need to go! JW Marriott Grand Hyatt Four Seasons Ritz Carlton W Mandarin Thompson Intercontinental Kimpton Omni
  9. With the projection of ancillary jobs for the state, I would fathom pretty much all the office buildings currently being built in the core are "spoken for". Is this the catalyst that gets River North off the ground? I can't imagine the flurry of condo and office buildings that are going to come online in 5-10 years. Also, on another message board "someone who knows someone who knows things" said the big corporate relocations would be Amazon and....Morgan Stanley. Maybe we need to be on the lookout for that second shoe to drop.
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    This may be off topic, but I'm in the process of building a website for a new business of mine and am looking at incorporating some images of the Nashville urban landscape and skyline. I'm having issues finding any decent royalty free/commercial use images that aren't the view from Nissan Stadium looking towards Downtown. Does anyone have links to online galleries that suit what I'm looking for? I'm hoping for something in public domain to help keep costs down, but would be willing to pay for the right pictures.
  11. That seems like an awfully narrow footprint for that large of a project. What are the chances of this being the first piece of a long-term play of acquiring the car wash, Sprint store, the purple square parcels (all I remember the purple square being was Bill Haslam's campaign headquarters 8 years ago)?
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    Nashville, as MLB Expansion Market

    There was an article in the now defunct City Paper a few years before it's demise (article probably 2010/2011ish) when Tampa Rays were rumored to be looking at Nashville. I wish I could somehow find it, but haven't been able to. It put forth an extremely in-depth analysis to say Nashville is too small of a market to support MLB, NFL, and NHL. MLB demanded the highest combination of population, per capita income, and Fortune 500 companies to succeed. At the time, if both NFL and NHL were eliminated Nashville still wouldn't quite be able to fully support MLB. It also stated Nashville was currently a little under the level to properly support both NFL and NHL. Going to quite a few Titans and Preds games at the time and seeing the empty seats really put the numbers on paper in perspective. My hunch would be the last decade or so has got Nashville in a spot where it can fully support NFL and NHL. When you combine that fact with possible MLS coming, there is just no realistic way Nashville could support MLB on top of everything else. I went to St Louis a few weeks back to catch a Brewers/Cardinals game and absolutely loved what they've done with their baseball stadium and surrounding area experience. Something like that in Downtown Nashville would be incredible. But...I don't see it happening unless Titans leave and MLS falls through.
  13. If we don't get a crown, I'd love to see the design resemble some of the earlier concepts for 505.