Neigeville2

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  1. Only sad thing is losing Church St park, perfect location for a nice urban park, but it's been unusable for years now, so... Hopefully this can get some needed services to people and create 2 very cool, densifying buildings. This homeless housing building is in a spot I hadn't even noticed, I literally never conceived of a building there.
  2. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    Is there anything proposed for the little parking lot between Margaritaville Hotel and the convention center? SW corner of 5th and KVB.
  3. East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    ^article says restaurants will only be allowed with approval from city officials? Seems like restaurants would be a natural part of mixed use development.
  4. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    I liked the brutality of the old appearance, and especially the rusty streaks on the concrete. Nothing is more beautiful to me than gracefully aging materials: mossy stone, vine covered old walls, stained concrete. People used to brush a yogurt solution on garden ornaments and pavers to encourage moss to grow, nowadays it's the height of the suburban aesthetic for everything to look like it just came off the truck from Lowe's. It's gross. My theory is that the rapid rise of income inequality has created a huge wave of nouveaux riches who have pervaded our society with a "look what I just bought" mentality. It used to be a matter of pride how long something had been around.
  5. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Cool, I'll have to go down there today and check it out!
  6. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    I really like the way it walls off one side of the street, it creates a sense of urban, enclosing street wall in what has been too open and sparse looking.
  7. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    That's what I read.
  8. Well I'm glad I've already seen it, it was interesting. And while you're there don't miss the Nick Cave exhibit, it's remarkable. ^this bead curtain thing is far more complex than this picture can show, it changes as you walk around it.
  9. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Let's don't succumb to pessimism too quickly. We won't know until the day comes who voted and what the outcome is. But I'm going to be bitter if it doesn't pass because I think most Nashvillians would support it if they understood it. It makes me sad that we live in an era when lies are stronger than truth, and social media which was supposed to bring us all together, seems to be much better at amplifying the voices of those who would break down the social solidarity and sense of common purpose that we need to move forward as a society. If this fails, I think it's a symptom of a much larger and very serious problem.
  10. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    I love the detail in the windows; they look like stained glass.
  11. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Usually it's not a problem--on some issues, like protecting Social Security/Medicare, it's a benefit--but in this case they are the least likely to know or care about the issue. We (I'm 61) will be dead before the system is really complete and the developmental consequences are being enjoyed. In a matter like this that hinges on a vision of the future city, I think the young are more likely to make the right choices. Think of those wrinkled old puppets out on Hillsboro Pike a couple of years ago protesting the Vertis Green Hills development and sounding the alarm that Green Hills would "turn into a sea of skyscrapers" instead of the sea of parking lots they would prefer. They don't even reflect opinion in Green Hills, just their own nostalgia for the quiet neighborhood they moved into in the 1970's. This is a similar issue; Nashville has a choice, we can turn into Austin (bad traffic everywhere always) or Seattle (crowded but navigable). We can't turn into Nashville 20 years ago.
  12. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    The Ancient of Days. Haven't me you yet, but I'd say we're roughly peers, age-wise. You may have a couple of years on me, or maybe your memory's just better.
  13. I don't care about height, just the street and at the street I don't think you notice height that much. This building is ok. But why is a building on this remarkable and prominent corner designed to be just ok? It has the opportunity to address the corner dramatically and it absolutely fails. I'm glad something is finally being built there, but I really hate that it's this. The only good thing is, maybe at some point in the future they can redesign and fix the absurdly unimaginative street frontage. Eakin needs to up their game.
  14. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    I was at a restaurant yesterday, the two young people fixing my burrito asked me about the 'I voted" sticker I forgot I was wearing, what did I vote in? I answered the Transit Referendum and one asked me if I voted yes or no. I said "yes" and they both gave me big thumbs up. One opined he didn't understand how anyone could be against it. It all depends on who votes. Unfortunately old people always vote. If young people vote it'll pass. Big turnout is good IMO.
  15. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    See the ledges on the front? I used to work in that building, everybody'd be in a meeting listening to some boring accountant drone on and on and everyone with that I-hope-they-don't-call-on-me-because-I-don't-know-what-the-hell-they're-talking-about look on their faces, and there would be a line of big black vultures perched on the ledge right outside the window. It was totally surreal and kind of hilarious. Architects should plan more things like that into buildings. Vulture ledges.