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  1. Ooooooh.... I bet some folks in the Stahlman won't be happy about losing their view of downtown. But I love this proposal! Keeping a classic building as a base but expanding on top is a great idea. From the alley, you can see inside this building and it seems to have been deteriorating over the past few years. I'm glad it's being repurposed.
  2. Really? Unless the elevator shaft is a source of interior support for a building, they don't need to be solid concrete bunker-type structures. With all the concrete columns on each floor, the elevator shaft in this tower will likely just be surrounded by thick fireproof drywall or simple masonry.
  3. Mayor John Cooper has nixed a potential deal to relocate PSC Metals' sprawling scrapyard off the East Bank. https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2019/11/19/exclusive-mayor-cooper-nixed-proposal-to-relocate.html
  4. OH! But DON'T YA KNOW.... "Widening the interstate does NOTHING to alleviate the.... blah blahhh BLAH!"
  5. Like Nashville, London is booming! The skyline has changed a lot since i was studying there just 5 years ago. It's a perfect city for everyone, especially young people. I enjoyed every part of it. Especially the efficient mass transit.
  6. I disagree. Hackberry trees are VERY replaceable..... Yuck.
  7. I think the white exterior is beautiful! It's going to be big, bright, and imposing, as all impressive federal buildings should be! I'm excited to see the finished product. I have been thinking the same thing! One would think that, being a federal building, they wouldn't want the general public knowing all of the details of the internal structure/construction/weak points, etc.. Granted, anyone can take pictures from afar, but I thought there would be some type of security preventing someone from gathering close photos, or lingering too long nearby.
  8. Another "big fix" that would make our downtown area really POP is developing all the PARKING LOTS!!! I can't stand that so many locations in our city, perfect for a 30-story apartment or office, are just slabs of asphalt. This tower is one that will help create a homogenous skyline. Even if it's only 15 stories, the massing from the Kimpton/Aertson, Adelicia, Kennect, Morris, and on to the Virgin will be a big visual impact.
  9. I love Tesco, and Boots, which is owned by Walgreens, but in the UK, nothing beats Pret a Manger! I wish Nashville had one downtown or in 12th South. It would stay very busy.
  10. It WILL do well. People are hungry for a new private place since "The Spot" above Paradise Park closed.
  11. I couldn't agree more. If the city can't figure out a solution to develop better, more user-friendly mass transit, then you can believe private companies are going to swoop in and solve the problem for us.
  12. I'm glad the news is finally out! Skanska was in talks with Apple for a while, and Apple finally sealed the deal months ago when they told Skanska basically "No, tear all that down, we're gonna' do our own thing." I couldn't spill the beans, so just left it at "large tech company." I have been thinking of the idea of the giant apple logo, cornerpiece of a shiny new downtown development, staring down the Honky Tonks of Broadway. I love the juxtaposition. A flagship Apple store across the street from a one-story honky tonk with a mural of all the country greats on the side. This will be the line of demarkation between the touristy "cowboy boots" part of Nashville, and the metropolitan city that is growing up around us.
  13. Now are you referring to Sun Ra, or Lady Gaga? Both start a song with the same lyric.
  14. The walls in the rendering didn't appear to be as massive. Why couldn't they just leave it blank, or add spaces for frequently-changing temporary signage... to promote the Titans, Predators, CMA Fest, etc. I think it just looks cheap to put a flowery mural on it.
  15. Oh jeez.... I read a lot of backlash online about this Walmart closing. These millennials (I am one myself) were going crazy over this, suggesting that it was racist for Walmart to close this location, saying the city should FORCE Walmart to keep the store open, and suggesting elderly people would die because the Walmart pharmacy was closing.
  16. I hope that the giant screens at the Broadway/West End split stays, but is incorporated onto a new tower. I've always imagined that area could become Nashville's own "Times Square" of sorts. This Broadwest development would certainly help spur that!
  17. I nearly stepped on a rattlesnake last summer. After that I had to take a break from hiking at Radnor for a while....
  18. "Yaaaaas henny!! Rosé all daaaay!!!" - literally what every Nashville bachelorette party shouts at brunch while drinking pink wine.
  19. Three new restaurants announced for the Food Hall. Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Hattie Jane’s Creamery and Seed Hospitality are set to join the $450 million project's food hall, set to open in summer 2020. https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2019/05/07/fifth-broadways-newest-round-of-restaurants.html?iana=hpmvp_nsh_news_headline
  20. So it sounds like this plan is already dead in the water? Who is going to pay 100% out-of-pocket for property, stadium construction, franchise expansion costs, etc. for a dying sport that is losing fans year-over-year? These "NASCAR in Nashville" and "MLB in Nashville" enthusiasts are focusing way too much on an absolute pipe dream.
  21. New renderings have been posted. And a green element has been added to the facade of the corner hotel (1 Hotel). "the team is now proposing modifications to the project — specifically, the 1 Hotel component — to feature multiple environmentally friendly elements. It has enlisted Connecticut-based AgroScience Inc. to assist with a landscaped green wall feature that will be part of the exterior, according to the documents the city now has." https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/article/21067626/new-images-released-for-sobro-hotel-project
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