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  1. I randomly looked at the Indy airport the other day.... just wondering how Nashville's compares, and it seems very tiny. I got the feeling their proposal was very good. Also, I think Airports werent THAT important. But also they have, like, no mass transit. I read a CNN article and, yes, they said it was odd Amazon listed Nashville and Columbus because we don't have a major hub, but again, we have direct flight to pretty much every major city in America; also, importantly, we have direct flights to Seattle (through Alaska Airlines, but still....) I think solid proposals are a big plus. I think Amazon will end up helping. Amazon has begun heavily investing in pharmaceuticals and has plans to soon be a major pharma distibuter, another major reason why I think Nashville was very enticing. To this point, I think one obvious reason that Nashville was included in the final 20 was the price of housing as well as the number of Universities in the area. Sure, they may not be neccesarily "tech focused" but no one can say that Nashville is not a strong college town! I think one major reason so many areas near DC were selected is the amount of available developable land. However, I think the price of housing near DC will be VERY prohibitive to having a large influx of workers come to the area. Jeff Bezos may want to have more of a presence in DC but again, that will be expensive. Also, I have this hope that Amazon will want to choose a city that they can help "show off" with, whether it be with infrastructure, urban planning, light rail, whatever. Amazon is currently a top contender for rockets to space, so who's to say they won't also want to "show off" with the way they can transform a city. Essentially, I think Nashville would be a great candidate, because not only does our city have a lot to offer Amazon, but I feel that (maybe behind the scenes) Amazon is looking for a city that they can have a lot to offer to too; possibly a city that will be a great investment opportunity for them (to be competitive to major proposals like Elon Musk's 'Boring Machine' project, as well as the healthcare field) In other words, Nashville could be a great canvas for Amazon to show off it's many varied talents, which may get drowned out in a major city like New York or Boston or Philly.
  2. Wowww!!!! There will soon be three! Im excited for these towers to start rising.
  3. Nashville International Airport

    I think the new expansions will tide us over... for now. But by the time they are completed, we may have to consider further expansions at the rate Nashville is becoming an international city!
  4. Does anyone think that having a blank canvas on which to build, like River North, is enticing enough to sway the decision? If HQ2 is going to equal the Seattle HQ in size, it would be hard to squeeze all that space into a city like New York, Boston, or Newark.
  5. The Westin Music City - 27 Floors/320', 452 Rooms

    At this speed, the airplanes look like meteors. Also, holy cow that crane is wobbly!!
  6. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    Yes one more floor to go, and they have still been working all hours of the night!! working till 2AM on Sunday night.
  7. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    And they used people from Lebanon... definitely not on-par with Real Housewives. (I'm Lebanon born and raised so I can say this)
  8. I agree! Publicising the finalists could open the door for other companies to enter a discussion with Nashville leaders who were courting Amazon, if in fact, Nashville was a top finalist.
  9. That would make sense. They poured a whole floor overnight and have already set up scaffolds to pour the last floor.
  10. They had the whole site lit up last night with dozens of workers until at least 1:30 am. From my window it looks like they're working around the clock.
  11. Seriously??? Why would anything that close to downtown be zoned for only 10 floors???
  12. I think that rendering is amazing! I hope all of those projects break ground this year. Is that what the article says? It's down to only 16 floors?
  13. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    It's for a very specific clientele. That's why they spent so much on the additional floors on the rear of the building and completely gutting it.