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    Soccer in Nashville

    It's a very awkward choice, and I can't think of the reasoning behind it at all. The team hasn't even justified its use, which is very unusual at these big grand unveilings. The arrangement of the elements just feels really arbitrary and slapped together, which isn't what you want in a crest.
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    Soccer in Nashville

    Maybe it was a bit ambitious of me to expect some new site/stadium renderings tonight as well, but I hope it's a little more than just that. I definitely feel like we should at least get to see uniforms as well since almost all of the other teams have begun unveiling their own.
  3. Those renderings are awesome and do a good job reminding me of the actual scale of this thing. Most all of the other renderings are from very zoomed out, aerial angles and don't do justice to just how massive all of this will be. It's kind of staggering actually.
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    Soccer in Nashville

    I don't think so, it seems to be something mocked up with some stock Adidas templates. You can see here that it is the same template that FC Cincinnati just recently unveiled for their new jerseys- It is a great looking jersey.
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    Soccer in Nashville

    I'm really just glad that they didn't screw it up with a name change. The shape of the crest is a bit awkward but I kinda like the new "N". My biggest gripe is that I don't love the more greenish-yellow they appear to have adopted, but overall I am ok with what we've seen so far.
  6. The timidness of investors behind the development in this town is really frustrating to me. I understand that it is probably much more complicated than I realize, but we have seen the same thing countless times within developments from the past 5 years- something large is proposed only for it to get cutback for seemingly arbitrary reasons, then the smaller version gets built only for them to realize they went too small almost immediately. It just seems like a lack of foresight for future growth has been a common regret among many developers here.
  7. Oh that's not in the same class as this one, that's why I specified "cheap"
  8. As far as these cheap hotels being built along KVB go, I think this one is my favorite just for the brick.
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    Nashville College & University Expansion

    I'm a little bummed that Belmont is just now adding all of these art, architecture and design programs. If they had begun the process sooner, I could've stayed home for school instead of choosing Knoxville. In all seriousness though, that's an awesome thing and is filling a huge hole for Middle Tennessee. I am betting that we will be hearing about replacements for the current Belmont art building (which is tiny and ill-equipped) and the Lila Bunch Library relatively soon- It's the one side of campus that hasn't seen much in regards to improvement and would be a great location for all of these expanding creative programs.
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    Nashville, as MLB Expansion Market

    I'd also say that up until 2-3 years ago, the Adams were extremely hands-off in their ownership of the Titans and even more apathetic about it than anything. Amy Adams Strunk has done a much better job of giving a damn since she stepped up, but they aren't great examples of out-of-town owners being passionate for the city.
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    Nashville, as MLB Expansion Market

    I think that Nashville could potentially be a city that punches well above its weight in support of pro teams, but I am apprehensive about this too. Charlotte has been laying the groundwork for the next MLB expansion spot for a little bit now and I personally feel they might be a better fit for it. Personally, I have always had the unrealistic pipe dream of getting an NBA team as we already have a great arena for it and the rivalry with Memphis could be fantastic. Plus, I think that basketball, soccer, and hockey are the sports of the future whereas baseball seems like its losing relevance.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    I think they post some tongue-in-cheek things sometimes, but I don't think that it's fair to act like they're the only one who ever does anything like that. For the record, I don't think that @Mr_Bond was meaning to incite an argument at all. Still, his initial post was exemplary of a pattern that I see a lot around here, which is loading posts with connotative language and buzzwords that heavily implies invitation to political arguments. Again, I don't know if it's always the poster's intentions for their thoughts to be read this way, but I know that there have been a couple of times where I had to try and stop myself from responding and advancing a discussion that wasn't really appropriate for this forum. In keeping this on topic for transportation, I would caution against the free market necessarily being the ultimate solution to our transportation problems. In reality, the only private solutions that I have seen is ride-sharing (Uber, Lyft) and alternative forms (Bird and Lime). While these are nice contributions in their own right, they don't necessarily solve the problem of volume or accessibility in relation to congestion. Amtrak and Greyhound are private transportation systems that aren't exactly innovative or even well-run in a lot of cases. I also don't know if I feel completely comfortable with profitability being the chief-motivator behind a city's transportation system, but if there are better examples I'd be willing to check them out.
  13. It looks nice, and I am glad to finally have an update on this one. That said, I'm a little scared of how that garage treatment will turn out in reality. I appreciate the attempt at masking it ( *ahem* West End Hyatt House) but the sort of asymmetrical dividing of the panels is really reminiscent of 222 next door, and I fear a similar result where the patterns of the garage and tower facade end up clashing.
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    MSA South - Williamson & Rutherford Counties

    That's about as urban and dense as you can get in Cool Springs, so that's pretty unexpected.
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Agreed, and in my opinion it's not at the worst that it has been over the past couple of years. It's just a reality now that the world is a bit oversaturated with festivals so talent is being split up more. Still, three different sets of Phish feels... excessive.