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  1. My favorite. Though some of Tony G's are right up there too. Keeble was a very sophisticated architect and the L&C was his crown jewel. What was astounding to me was that at the time of its construction, it was taller than buildings in any other American city (to my knowledge) except NYC and Chicago. Even Atlanta.
  2. The old 12th & Porter music venue is not coming back as far as I can tell. The building was occupied as a field office by the contactor for Asurion (JE Dunn). The old bar and stage are gone and the building has been repainted a darker grey (ugly). However a new use as a meeting and entertainment venue is planned (from an April 12 Tennesseean article) with a high tech wall projection system and renamed Nightscape Visions. I think I would have preferred it to be razed and made part of the Edition Hotel site, but perhaps the high tech use would be compatible with the new hotel. Is
  3. Yep. Saw this one first thing this morning. is this one of yours Mark? If it has been posted before, I somehow missed it. Insane growth.
  4. Why would Metro even consider getting rid of the pitches for the benefit of a dubious private venture? I see on their presentation that a deal of their building props are much scaled down from real buildings. Why would kids today of school age even find this interesting given their access to the internet and other media? This concept is blatantly obsolete and unsophisticated such that it would likely be ignored except for toddlers. This might have been a successful roadside attraction in the 1950s, but really... I think it is doomed for oblivion before it breaks ground. And NOT on Metro
  5. With all the fuss over Confederate monuments, this one in Oak Hill on I 65 has been hated from the start. It is now in a poor statee after having been spray painted pink years ago. This is one that should be removed but as it is on private property, it won't be. However, I found on another site a suggestion to make it much less object ionable IMO. Nathan Bedford Florist. maybe add a unicorn horn too?
  6. I posted my opinion of this on another website where folks were drooling over this monstrous boondoggle. "Looks ridiculously small (just twice the size of my farm) with no obvious working parking concept and looks like some story themes might be ripped off from authors apparently without legal permission (for instance I see "hobbit or hafling" houses in sketches). You can't design and build something like this without a site and just plop it down anywhere without several years of infrastructure co-ordination like utilities and vehicular access studies before beginning construction. The lands
  7. Ok, here is how I remember Old Hickory Dam's construction and purpose. Initially in the 1950s, Old Hickory Dam was built for two primary purposes...flood control for the city of Nashville and cheap hydroelectric power generation needed to convert from a coal based system which massive polluted the city. However the lake has been kept at much higher levels to placate the enormous residential and recreational uses developed over the past 7 decades. This has largely reduced its capacity to control flooding. As one who lost most of any possessions inherited from my mother in the 2010 flood (t
  8. Thought some of y'all would like to see what was on this site back in the early 50s when I was a kid. If these historic homes had been saved, the126-year old Albert Samuel Warren House at 1812 Broadway might have survived rather than being the sole remnant and subsequently demolished. As usual the preservationists wait far, far too late before they start screaming about demolitions. The street corner is where Gigi's Cupcake shop and Hattie B's is now. The third house is the Albert Samuel Warren House. Hmmm. I do not recall the house beings so close to the street. Was Broadway reconf
  9. I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the massing of the massing of 805 Lea and Division from the high poiint of carroll Street near New Heights Brewing Company. I also took this one off Division at Lafayette looking down 4th Avenue South. I think it shows the relative heights of the newer buildings beyond fairly well.
  10. A few photos taken yesterday coming through Franklin off I 65 driving into Nashvi lle. The Ramsey Solutions second phase addition is complete and landscaping is in progress. Also the Caruthers Crossing project is building out 4 massive units.
  11. If indeed the central core is at the 40th floor level, according to the construction documents, there would be 46'-2" to go.. But with the normal core construction being concrete, it would be extraordinarily unusual for the remainder of the fire protected height to be of a different construction type. If the concrete core is actually topped out, it would be at the level of the roof. Stairs and elevator enclosures would virtually always extend to the roof level for continuity of fire protection, so if this actually is the top of the concrete, then there is only 5 of 6 feet of the mechanical s
  12. For those of us that drool over the rapidly changing Nashville skyline, I would harken back to the early 1960s when there was only the L&C tower. Here is a photo the older folks among us will remember...now a sea of surface parking for too many decades, damn it. Hmm. Capitol hill has acquired a few trees and state offices since too.
  13. This photo is of a building housing a "School for Young Ladies" in East Nashville that has been long demolished for a Metro school (Cora Howe ) over on Greenwood Avenue. On another popular forum. "I Remember Nashville When..." there are often posted photographic gems of Nashville buildings from decades past or even centuries past similarly to those posted by folks like Mark here. We all enjoy them and often I will repost one here myself. Many times though, these are photos of buildings that are "in danger" of being demolished for some new project of which most of us on this forum are
  14. i think this is one of the best Nashville photos I have seen in a while. It evolkes a great balance between our Nashville culture and the strength of our downtown core. I wish images like this could be used instead of out of date views on websites. This popped up on my FB...all I know is the photographer's name is Erica. Great shot.
  15. Andy20 & I had a messenger discusion about Rotier's and Emma's being lost, I didn't think my opinion should clutter up this thread. Andy thought differently, so here is the crux of my opinion on this. Thanks Andy Me: Why do you think Emma's and Rotiers are so great? The best of Rotier's was the wonderful food. The building is a POS. Now if they could say George Washington ate here...maybe preserving it might be worthwhile. Emma's is a pink scar on the face of West End. The beatutiful mansion they destroyed by tearing off the front facade would have been a lovely thing to
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