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Everything posted by fieldmarshaldj

  1. Those dimensions don't sound right. Let's assume this was just a hotel or apartment tower, 66 stories would be at least 800 feet tall. If it were mixed office, etc., it would be in excess of 1,000 feet in height. 66 stories is about what the last incarnation of the Signature Tower was supposed to be (and 1,030' tall).
  2. If you scroll down, you can see it's planned for 1815 Division.
  3. Few of us disagree about wanting him to sell the land and put something spectacular in its place, but that's up to him to decide. At least he didn't dig a gigantic hole and let it sit for a decade. As for diminishment, may those who push or champion the cause of reckless spending and taxation be the ones who finally suffer a long overdue "obsolescence."
  4. Hey, man, I'm just very thankful to have someone looking out for the interests of the taxpayers against a spendthrift one-ideology Mayor and Council. Some others would rather have fiscally responsible leaders not exist at all.
  5. Yes, though I think it may be too tiny a footprint for something substantial (at least without demolishing the building just to the west of it).
  6. That sounds like a threat. You really want to go there ?
  7. That was when the real estate market went bust in the late '80s (especially for these high rises). After City Center I, we wouldn't get another high-rise until the then-South Central Bell Tower went up 6 years later (and that took some high-pressure cajoling from Democrat Gubernatorial aspirant and then-PSC Chairman Steve Hewlett to get them to take a risk on consolidating in what was then a rundown area of the CBD nearby the pawnshops and peep show joints of Lower Broad. Hewlett is almost forgotten now, but he deserves some credit for helping get the ball rolling with redevelopment downtown). As much as I would've liked to see City Center II to have gone up, we'd have been stuck with a glut of office space that might've had a negative impact for future projects in the '90s
  8. I'm sorry, but it's just appalling nothing can be done here. That building deserves to be saved. We hardly have any buildings left of that style in the city (consider the loss of its contemporaries: the Sudekum & Tennessee Theater and the Genesco Building, nevermind the stretch of buildings demolished along the west side of 7th avenue next to the Snodgrass Tower). With some creative thinking, they could find a way to preserve it and incorporate it into this new project.
  9. Now to fill in that gap on the north side of Church where they needlessly demolished the midsection of the old Harvey's Department Store...
  10. It's the same location for what was supposed to be Nashville City Center II. You're correct that it was supposed to be much taller, 40 stories and about 510' tall.
  11. "Tacky." Bingo. This is bad even by 1970s standards. I wish they could demo the whole thing and start from scratch. What a fiasco.
  12. Y'know, this thing less resembles a restaurant and more like an entrance to a prison with a watchtower, especially with that ghastly blank wall behind.
  13. Saw it OK out here in Antioch. It even triggered the crickets.
  14. If you think it's a monster now, you should've seen it in all its garish yellow-bricked glory until the 1990s.
  15. Jackson was immediately elected to Congress as our first (and then sole) U.S. Congressman upon statehood in 1796.
  16. Ugh... I wrote up a reply to your post and it vanished before I could send it. Anyway, yes, the reason why it was torn down was because it was considered too small and outdated for their needs and they wanted something more "modern". The architect of the new church was Edwin Keeble, whose most renowned contribution to our skyline was the L&C Tower. He was also known for having designed the Westminster Presbyterian Church on West End, the Vine Street Christian Church on Harding Pike, the remodel of Oak Hill (First Presbyterian Church) on Franklin Road and the Northumberland Estate of the late Ambassador Guilford Dudley on Harding Place. (Source: Nashville: A Short History and Selected Buildings). Sadly, this wasn't the only drastic modification to a church in downtown (excluding the horrific demolition of the magnificent onion-domed Vine Street Jewish Temple, the only such styled building in the city). McKendree Church on Church Street expanded the front of their church, building the present columned facade we see now. But what was there before was something that looked like it was gifted us from Rome. Sadly, they removed the dome and the two cupola towers on either side. This is what it once looked like:
  17. First Baptist is just partly historic. The tower/steeple itself was built around 1884 or so, but the remainder of the old church around it was demolished and replaced in 1970. This was what the entirety of the building looked like pre-demolition (frankly, as an aside, I can't believe they allowed the demolition of the bulk of the building when they could've built a new sanctuary nearby and kept the old).
  18. A fifty story skinny apartment tower would fit nicely. As for SunTrust across the street, that should've been 20-25 stories taller. Way too short for that location.
  19. We wish you the best in getting this project through, Mr. Creason. Too few developers show the interest in developing a building of such class and charm these days, large or small, which is something badly needed.
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