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About archilove

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  1. Green Hills could be improved, but I enjoy going there. It helps to not be a type A and prone to ranting.
  2. West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    Did you know that the flatiron building is only 16 feet taller than Nashville's sky house? And it has two less floors?
  3. West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    That Flatiron building would be just about right! If only Nashville had been built on a world-class harbor, or been part of an empire the sun never set on. In truth, I always wanted to live in Italy or New York, but it didn't happen. Now I am trying to enjoy Nashville's transition to a vibrant, thriving town and it makes that tough when photos of world-class architectural gems are posted here. I think I'll suck it up and go to YouTube for a trip to Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, to see the wonders created by a despotic power.
  4. JW Marriott - 385' - 34 Floors - topped out

    I worked for 30 years in the building that preceded the Marriott on this site. So, if they follow the architectural rendering, it looks like there will be a balcony and three more floors, making 38. That plus being situated on high ground will make the Marriott prominent in the skyline. I like the building, but now I feel like we've built our share of glass buildings, so could we have some other material.
  5. JW Marriott - 385' - 34 Floors - topped out

    I don't see any metal reinforcement rods sticking up through the 35th floor. You normally see those when an additional floor is going to be added. I also recall that one of their representatives once said that it was to be a 35 story building, which is what it is now. Anyone have any inside information?
  6. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Good eye! Nice composition!
  7. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Nice composition!
  8. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Even if an incentive package were huge, if the economic benefit to the city was many times the incentive package and it produced a watershed moment in the city's history; well?
  9. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    I think I see some potential!
  10. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    They made this part of trolley barn project larger than originally planned. Maybe the rest will get bigger as well.
  11. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    I hope its just photographic distortion, but my eye tells me that the Marriott is a leaning tower!
  12. Repurposed/revitalized historical buildings in Nashville

    Lotta good things happening here! Anyone tried the Brooklyn fish from Proper Bagel?
  13. The antebellum mansion was a longtime beauty spot which will never exist again. Another big loss was the block containing the art galleries, J J's, the Noshville and the nice old house, apparently for a project that is not going forward. We should consider carefully before we go down the path Houston took which has resulted in a city without a heritage and mile after mile of end to end strip malls interspersed with artificial, cooky-cutter enclaves, a town with a disjointed appearance. Of course one can drive downtown and admire the impressive and stylish towers. And there is the Woodlands oasis giving some relief in a vast wasteland. But couldn't Nashville take some lessons in historic preservation from, say, San Antonio, Galveston, or maybe Chattanooga? I will say that I think almost every Downtown, Sobro, and Gulch development has improved on what went before, and I like very much the Dream Hotel and James Robertson historic preservation projects, but the bottom line is that heritage discarded never comes again. And this town depends on its looks to attract the visitors who create the vibrancy and prosperity we are currently enjoying.
  14. Are we going to lose the Standard townhouse and restaurant to this project? In my opinion it would be a big loss.
  15. Nashville College & University Expansion

    I always liked the International Market. It was one of my youngest son's favorite eateries when he lived in Nashville. He presently lives in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. and works for Blue Sky Animation.