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  1. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    Full glorious images on my iPhone
  2. Nashville International Airport

    Natchez Trace DOES go to Alabama...passes right through the NW corner and quickly goes in to Mississippi.
  3. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    I found a Nashville Scene article about projects NOT built. Here is the information they share about the renovation proposal for the building that is now Frist Center for the Visual Arts. “Growing the Downtown Post Office, Tuck Hinton Everton Architects, 1989 The state Capitol wasn’t the only government building to get the tower treatment. Developer Pat Emery commissioned this scheme for the post office after the main distribution center for the postal service moved from Broadway to an industrial park near the airport in 1987. The next year the postal service advertised for redevelopment proposals which retained a small post office on the main floor and surrendered the rest to private office use. The Tuck Hinton Everton drawing shows a 19-story office tower looming over the 1934 post office and dwarfing the tower of Union Station. The use of the original style for the much more massive “addition”—a theoretically admirable gesture of historical respect—illustrates how the 1930s style of “stripped classicism,” when inflated to these proportions, could result in an effect führer architect Albert Speer might have admired.” It is interesting to read of the many ideas from our development history that “might have been.”
  4. 505 CST - 545 feet - 45 Floors - U/C

    I took this photo last night from the rooftop terrace of my downtown LA hotel. The simple lighting on these two towers would be the sort of thing well suited for 505.
  5. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    I believe that proposed revamp of the old main Post Office was from the 1980s.
  6. Charlotte Park/Sylvan Park/Bellevue/West Nash./Nations

    Makes me happy to still have the Donelson area townhouse I bought in 1986 for 62k. I have the daily trips up & down the stairs, but I DON’T have that god-awful mortgage payment!
  7. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects A media release described Harry O's as "family-oriented" and "reasonably priced." Smith said it will have a casual feel for tourists and Nashvillians looking for a different dining option in the Lower Broadway area. "You'll be able to walk off the street with blue jeans on, cowboy boots, shorts or whatever you have on that day, and sit down and have a good lunch or dinner," Smith said.
  8. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    Hurts my eyes
  9. Madison has a lot of potential. Some great mid century ranch houses in some of the neighborhoods near the old hospital.
  10. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    WSM-AM 650 plays a lot of classic country and Eddie Stubbs’ program is among the most thoughtful and informative you could ever find. And you can listen to the Nashville treasure, The Grand Ole Opry!
  11. Having lived in Donelson for four decades, my feeling is that office, retail and residential use for the land east of Briley Parkway is far more desirable than additional tourism related development. Opryland theme park is dead and buried. My prediction has always been that there will never be another such park developed here. (I worked there for nearly twenty years, so I have a bit of insight into the workings of that industry.)
  12. Gaylord announces plans for a mixed use development on the property across Briley Parkway that was once targeted for a water/snow park. No timeline or details to reveal at this time.
  13. I will throw this tidbit out there regarding the “historic” Shelby Street Bridge. The building site in question here is adjacent to the ramp that leads up to the bridge. This ramp is NOT historic-it is a new ramp that was constructed after the demolition of the old ramp as the bridge was transformed to pedestrian only usage. Any building on this spot, whether three floors or eighteen, will not threaten the character of the bridge.
  14. I met Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft) in 2003. She was so kind! RIP, dear Mrs. Mel Brooks.
  15. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    I don’t know why anybody would want to SIT at cafe seating along Broadway on any night or weekend (and many days in full blazing sun). The possibility of having your hot chicken dinner barffed on or some drunken hooligan falling in your lap makes the idea repugnant to me!