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About archilove

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  1. Has Nashville gone up in city tiers?

    Are we talking city, metro area? Are we including tourist business, and why would we? New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, Washington, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle are my first tiers. Baltimore, Kansas City, San Antonio, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Tampa, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Denver are my second. Nashville, Austin, Charlotte, Memphis, Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Louisville, Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis, Birmingham, New Orleans, Richmond, Salt Lake City, Portland (O), Las Vegas, Buffalo, Cincinnati are my thirds. These are just my guesstimates and I probably left somebody out.
  2. The Westin has a classy interior and a stylish rooftop lounge. Its a big improvement over the Methodist Bookstore.
  3. Federal Courthouse

    Black Elvis' daily hangout is the corner of the McDonald's lot in Bellevue where he says to everyone he sees "you rock!" He always has an upbeat attitude. His dream is to go to Las Vegas and parachute from a plane in his Elvis outfit.
  4. Omni's a nice hotel. It has good restaurants on the ground floor and the exterior space between it and MCC is striking. I much enjoy using it.
  5. I thought of Detroit after I made my post. I grew up there. At the time Detroit was the 5th biggest city in the country with a population of 1,800,000 and the Penobscot Building was its tallest. My mother worked in the Book Building at Virginia Farrell's Beauty Salon and was also a "Rosie the Riveter" during World War 2, making P-38's. The trouble with Detroit today is that while the downtown is a museum piece feast for the eyes, a significant part of the surrounding area has been decimated. I didn't mean to say that I didn't like glass structures, but only that I preferred a mix of stone and glass, old and new, a city with heritage and texture.
  6. How about New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, maybe San Antonio. The Chrysler Building is my favorite New York skyscraper which I enjoy anew every time I see it. People fly thousands of miles and pay thousands of dollars to see old Paris. La Defense is a bore. But I am enjoying Nashville's development.
  7. The older elements are the eyecatchers on this project, but I do think they did a good job of adding new pieces that work well with the old.
  8. This project is very attractive and I haven't one negative thing to say about it except that, well, glass has a look of impermanence about it. Couldn't we have some other materials? Cities which came of age much earlier than Nashville have tall structures of stone and marble that are a feast for the eye and give a character to the skyline that glass does not create.
  9. JW Marriott - 385' - 34 Floors

    The framework sticking up on top of the building is about the same width as the letters in the rendering. Could it be a support for them? Maybe there is going to be something there in addition to the letters. They have already departed from the rendering, so anything goes.
  10. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    Like the style of this.
  11. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    Quality materials and workmanship from a time that knew about elegance and style. Glad it was saved!
  12. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    The very best photos of Nashville I have ever seen! (These are nice photos, but I am referring to the ones on page 277).

    I wish for the preservation of our cultural heritage, for the Titans offense to fulfill its potential, and for the continued growth and general improvement of the town, including sidewalks, high urban survivability trees, mass transit, taller, more stylish buildings, more and larger corporate relocations, and a continuation of our status as the "it" city.
  14. The Westin Music City - 27 Floors/320', 452 Rooms

    The Westin has a certain amount of presence, it extends the downtown, and the stylish rooftop lounge affords the best view anywhere of Nashville's ever expanding core.