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  1. I am ready for this park to GO! and be replaced by another magnificent Giarratana tower. He seems to love keeping his projects in the same area (Viridian, 505, The Cumberland, and now this)
  2. This is such good infill! Can't wait to see this topped out.
  3. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Expand your horizons, buddy. Plenty of great genuine country artists these days.
  4. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    I live downtown, and as annoying as the traffic sometimes is (I can ALWAYS tell when there is a Predators game) it makes me happy to see so many people come downtown for a Nashville event. Makes me proud of my city. Even on random weekdays when nothing big is happening I always wonder "Why are all of these people downtown? Whats going on today?"
  5. MSA North & East - Montgomery, Sumner, and Wilson Counties

    You can thank the mayor for that. VERY anti-development.
  6. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    If these development-fearing, "Nashville needs to stay a small town" spouting, NIMBYs can't embrace the idea of riding in trains, then what on earth would make someone think they will ride in "them cars that drive by themSELVES?!?!"
  7. They were very conspicuous; hordes of well-dressed business men and women coming out of the building at very specific times of the day with several Maseratis and Bentleys lined up outside waiting for them. I kept wondering who all of these people were at the 505 and now it makes sense.
  8. Nashville International Airport

    I noticed 8 or 9 Virgin America planes parked near the FedEx cargo area last week. Are they being repainted here?
  9. JW Marriott - 385' - 34 Floors

    Also JW Marriott probably doesn't want another Church Street Park situation right next to their new hotel.
  10. I think the food trucks will also be lined up under this awning. I seem to recall lots of tables near this awning from that video posted a while back that let you rotate the view of the space.
  11. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    I drive around Davidson County a lot for work and I am amazed at the number of "Vote NO on Transit" signs I see. I really just don't understand the mentality of these people who DON'T want mass transit for Nashville. It's worth noting that I really only see these signs in Green Hills, Forest Hills, 12th South, and nice neighborhoods along West End.....
  12. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    I'm REALLY glad it was painted, but to be honest, this is still a very ugly building. If it had an interesting lighting design, that would help bring it into the 20th century. I am glad the new 5th and Broad towers will help to surround and cover it up.
  13. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    I love the argument of "Do you know how much it will cost in the long run?? Gewd lawd?!" Can anyone tell me the total cost of the New York City subway system since it started in 1904? Or the London Underground (started in 1863), which has recently started a multi-billion-dollar (pound?) expansion? The costs are ASTRONOMICAL ! But also, can you imagine Manhattan without a subway, (just cabs)? Or London without the Tube (just double deckers) ? Short answer is FUDGE no. These are transit systems that are integrated into cities, and are a part of the identity of these cities. Yes, the cost is exorbitant in the long run, but guess what, that's the cost of living in a big city that needs a well-developed, highly functioning mass-transit system in order to survive. If you cannot understand that this is where Nashville is headed, and this is what Nashville is preparing for, then you are clearly oblivious to the expansion and development going on around you. This transit system is what Nashville NEEDS NOW, not only to move people around town, but to lay the foundation for our inevitable future of millions of citizens that have places to go and need some way to get there. The truth hurts. Nashville isn't a small town anymore. Sorry if that's a hard pill for you to swallow. The first foundations of a great transit system is expensive, yes, but we need to embrace and overcome that.
  14. Virgin Hotel on Music Row, 15 stories, 240 rooms, music club

    Well it's about time!!!!! Seriously, why is this taking so long?
  15. Soccer in Nashville

    Are you kidding me?? What is wrong with these people?? LET IT HAPPEN! Stop trying to prohibit something great for Nashville so that you can put it in your district!!