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  1. House of Blues/hotel/office space, 18 stories, 105-107 1st Ave. South

    Can I get an AMEN!!!!!! What do these people prefer it to be? A two stories nothing restaurant??? It's a great development that harms nothing. These NIMBYs!
  2. Green Hills/Belle Meade Projects

    For a large project being added onto a building in an extremely busy area with lots of pedestrian traffic, this has actually gone pretty quickly! Once the walls were up, the exterior has been nearly completed pretty rapidly!
  3. MSA South - Williamson & Rutherford Counties

    That is the beauty of cool springs, even on the top floor of the CHS headquarters, all you could really see was trees, and even the buildings you DID see blended in so well you hardly noticed!
  4. Literally what every high-rise development in Manhattan has done for the past 70 years. Unless you purchase the air rights to the surrounding properties, you build with a blank wall for an abutment to future development.
  5. Regardless of what the guesses of the final plan may be, the hotel is under construction, and that's all I'm concerned with. Surely nothing will stop its construction now, nor its needed, valuable infill in SoBro.
  6. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    I met a lovely Polish woman last weekend at a private club on Broadway who was in Nashville to visit her husband's family, as well as to tour the city to consider moving here. They are moving out of Cleveland and they toured Phoenix, Charlotte, Austin, and Nashville, and our city, by far, felt the most comfortable to them. Funny enough, she said each of the "outer boroughs" reminded her of her hometown in Poland.
  7. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    The difference is, when you're in downtown London, there may be few really tall buildings, but every building for miles around is no shorter than 5-15 stories tall. The infill and density is unbelieveable. Much different than Nashville. Very few empty parking lots or grassy unused areas.
  8. LifeWay new HQ, Capitol View, 10 stories, 250,000 sq. ft.

    This really is a handsome building. I love the black metal juxtaposed with the brick. Also, just enough glass to make it more modern than not.
  9. Soccer in Nashville

    Well... Nashville killed to have NASCAR, only it wasn't true the other way around... so they put the Superspeedway in Lebanon and let it fail miserably.
  10. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    A new restaurant and bar, Black Rabbit, has opened this past week on my block, near the Stahlman. It really is an incredibly comfortable yet sleek environment, and a great addition to Nashville's downtown restaurant scene.
  11. House of Blues/hotel/office space, 18 stories, 105-107 1st Ave. South

    I agree. It won't ruin the "picture postcard" view of Nashville. Isn't that the view that everyone wishes people would stop using? For a group of people obsessed with Nashville development, there seems to be a lot of NIMBY-ism if the growth doesn't fit with one's idea of what it should be like.
  12. JW Marriott - 385' - 34 Floors - topped out

    I was too. Im beginning to think this is as high as they will go. If the crown was going to be three stories tall (as it appears in the renderings) the stanchions would be more robust, or at least concrete, wouldn't they? The stanchions on the Bridgestone are much larger than these. Of course, the building IS still under construction and I always hate to jump-the-gun with making assumptions.
  13. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    We should put a 200% tax on every pedal-tavern ride, and every bacherolette-party-goer's hotel room.
  14. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    I agree. No significantly historic buildings on Broadway are being torn down for this, so what does it matter the height, size, location, etc. I don't think any large modern building would detract from Broadway anyway. If anything it weaves together the modern and historic aspects of downtown in a good way. I know it's "change" and some don't like that, but I hope turns out to be a prominent, beautiful modern music hall and building. If Giarratana wanted to build his supertall on the parking lot on 4th in front of the Schermerhorn would anyone be opposed?
  15. House of Blues/hotel/office space, 18 stories, 105-107 1st Ave. South

    This was the Los Angeles House of Blues. Not kidding.