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Auntie Yock

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  1. And here's the same view as of July 2019: https://www.google.com/maps/@36.1635829,-86.7804204,3a,49.8y,320h,97.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1snpx_X0YzKgRLHYK3tyeiVw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en
  2. ^That might be the ugliest highrise I've ever seen. That makes the (thankfully) unbuilt Museum Plaza in Louisville look like the Chrysler Building by comparison.
  3. The design was hardly changed for the Third National Bank that went up instead. It's ugly enough to be built today.
  4. Even the lesser buildings were irreplaceable gems.
  5. Not so much the height, but the quality of the architecture.
  6. This is Manhattan. That is the Chrysler Building and the other building (in the Rockefeller Center-style) to the right is the Daily News Building ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daily_News_Building ). The photo is taken from the vicinity of East 38th/37th near FDR Dr/1st Ave, though because so many buildings have gone up in this area in 6 decades, it's almost impossible to see this view today. The closest I was able to find was about 2009 in this (albeit awkward and not quite the right angle) at 38th & 1st. https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7457598,-73.9704316,3a,15y,328.86h,105.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVtTyaqDMef-2Mner8s-OsQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  7. I believe these were two entirely different projects. The proposal from the '70s, I believe, was to be like the Nashville version of the CN Tower or the later Knoxville Sunsphere. Essentially an observation tower, but not a full-fledged skyscraper with occupied floors. Conversely, Marina City was an apartment building proposal that was widely panned for being way too out-of-place and comically futuristic.
  8. You left out the Marina City Center proposal, which also looked like the Jetsons Tower. I can't seem to locate a photo of the proposal. https://www.emporis.com/buildings/210455/marina-city-center-nashville-tn-usa
  9. That would've been the Montgomery Ward Department Store at 5th & Union. I can't seem to locate any photos for it.
  10. ^And then you hear the WKRP theme song start playing in your head.
  11. ^Same view today: https://www.google.com/maps/@36.1650982,-86.7798925,3a,55.7y,107.89h,103.74t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sLJcBz1bWd1faYwyyPKYZrA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en
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