bnacincy

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    More Accolades for Nashville

    THAT'S IT!!!! The "red band" was actually the orange concrete casting forms of Economy Forms Corp. They were (and I think still are) based out of Des Moines Iowa and my Dad was their regional rep. It was a Saturday morning when he signed that contract-those were good days......the eyes are welling up seeing it again, Thank you for finding that photo....means a lot to me.
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    More Accolades for Nashville

    Would love to see that photo again.....although looking at it I'll probably just lose it big time!
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    More Accolades for Nashville

    Will never ever forget that photo-TPAC was under construction and the company my Dad worked for had its bright orange concrete casting forms prominently displayed covering the elevator shaft. Later on I worked for the Architect who designed TPAC. Memories.......
  4. Consistency in street lighting is not one of Nashville's strong suits. Also, I just read in the NBJ that Slim n Husky's is going into 5th and Broad. Anyone hear of any other restaurants that are signed up for this project other than what has already been announced? Coming home this weekend-can't wait! Brother is in real estate and usually takes me on a grand tour of what's new!
  5. I would have torn down the Cook and made the Pyramid the Convention Center before Bass got a hold of it. After of course removing the steel cladding and replacing it with blue tinted glass the kind of which sits atop the Pyramid. Maybe even adding a couple of smaller pyramids next to it as demand warranted. This would have facilitated the rehabilitation of the Pinch District with new hotels AND......what about moving the zoo just north of the Pinch and making it the northern terminus for the streetcar? 100 North Main I think is salvageable......the Sterick is iffy-real iffy. The Civic Center plaza was built in the early 70's and has the look by 1971. Nice looking if you're the Brady Bunch but not so much if you're not.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    It sounds like a laxative to me. A couple of years ago I emailed the MTA and told them we should have the main bus system called Music City Link- since we already had Music City Circuit and Music City Star. They replied they weren't going to change the name anytime soon. I also wanted the color scheme dark blue and gold-the Predators' colors. Instead we get a purple laxative. Oh well.....
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    Cambria Suites Hotel|255 Room|19 Stories|200 feet

    Too many hotels and restaurants opening up around the same time leading to a labor shortage in Nashville's hospitality industry-good for workers though, helps push up wages.
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    Memphis and Mid-South News

    Keep 'em comin....
  9. Amazon is building their $1.5 billion dollar Prime Air cargo hub here in Boone county KY where Cincinnati/Northern Ky International Airport (CVG) is located. They are headed for total vertical integration....except for maybe ground transportation-that'll be next!
  10. If I were TSU and the Downtown Y I would sell their campuses and maybe relocate to Capitol View meanwhile Nashville Yards could double their space by extending between Church and Charlotte. If this thing snowballs they're gonna need it....
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    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    Uugghh....
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Watching everything that's happening in Nashville from up here in the Midwest is exhilarating.....being born and raised there you don't really realize it until you go away just how special a place it is. Now the world is finding out.
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    Cambria Suites Hotel|255 Room|19 Stories|200 feet

    That Now Hiring sign gives me a chuckle...I'm in the hospitality business up here in Cincy and from what I was hearing from my old bosses back in Nashville the staffing situation is a nightmare down there. Anyway, I'll check it out next time I'm home!