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  1. Welcome!!!!! Well what kinds of things are you into? RK gave you some great ideas but I would also like to add the indoor museum on Mud Island. I would also like to add horseback riding at Shelby Farms. Its $20/per horse to ride the trails for an hour. There is also a Native American museum, Chucalissa. The Japanese Garden at the Botanical Gardens which is really nice and admission is free on Tuesday afternoon. And ofcourse there are the normal things you could do in anywhere, USA (movies, bowling, lasertag, putt putt, basketball, tennis, parks, etc.)
  2. Great pics everyone! Just wondering, are there any pictures of the Pyramid under construction anywhere? I can't remember ever seeing one
  3. Here are some pictures of the trolleys that were posted in an earlier thread:
  4. That has gotta be one of the best (if not the best) Memphis skyline shots ever!!! What is the white building between the Federal Building and Marriot? Is that the addition to the Convention Center?
  5. Fellowman, I'm just loving your photography style. You capture the city well. I really like the ones at the fair and the ones out by Shelby Farms. I've also wondered what "Orange Mound Tower" was. I thought it was the office of an old Railroad HQ since its right next to a huge rail yard. Is it listed on emporis? How come this thread isn't a sticky yet? RK where are you? lol
  6. Nice pics Rardy! Keep them coming. When I was a toddler, I lived in those apartments! Its called the Edisons. As you can see, there is one lowrise apartment, aswell as a large row of 3 or 4 story apartment duplexes. The ones in the pictures are also apartments with a playground. The highrise has a concrete covered parking lot and on top of it, there was a putting green, a small snack shop, benches, and a bike and a walking track.
  7. Isn't the Raleigh-London flight subsidized by GlaxoSmithKline?
  8. Now now NB, don't turn this into a Memphis vs. Nashville thread Don't really remember that thread going that way though but lets just let it go...
  9. Awesome pictures lexy! Kinda surprised Fedex didn't fly to Nashville before. How did you know where the planes where going?
  10. Bears

    Signature Tower

    Anybody think it'll be that Peabody Hotel that was promised way back?
  11. Actually Lexy, the Memphis Airport Authority has a new passenger termial in the masterplan. It'll be pretty inconvienient for Fedex to expand inbetween two runways just south of the main terminal. Plus, there's always Tunica if MEM passengers runs out of space. The private hangars can move to another airport (metro Memphis has 10 with runways). Lots of room for Fedex and other frieght airlines (UPS has its 3rd largest hub here). To the north, theres nothing but surface parking, car rentals, and a car wash. To the east theres a trailerpark, to the south theres grassland (probably does something for aiding navigation). You guys are right about MEM needing a face lift. It reminds me a little of Pittsburgs Airport and isn't really much worse than Nashville's either IMO. All these airports look fine but they're nothing special. I hope the new terminal in the masterplan copies DTW's McNamera Terminal. That place is great!!! Minny is going thru renovations I think so MEM might be next in line! ATLbrain, I always wondered why the Atlanta Airport Authority just doesn't build another airport on the northside of the metro area to relieve the overcrowding at Hartsfield. Thats how other cities handle overcrowding at their airports.
  12. Very true. And thats good news for Little Rock and Nashville. NWA has their hands tied with Airtran to Atlanta. NWA has even matched the price with Airtran for flights between the two cities. And now, Tunica comes into the picture but that flight is $10 cheaper+parking fees. If SWA does enter the market, I think it'll be Nashville to Tunica. Something you notice about SWA is that they seem to go to secondary airports like Midway, Love Field, LaGuardia, Hobby, and Ft. Lauderdale. They don't even service Atlanta (possibly because of Delta). What upgrades is BNA getting?
  13. I don't think NB was trying to be disrespectful. IMO bringing up MEM was just a part of the progression of the discussion. He was just trying to counter the rumor that NW will pull out. Comparing MEM to BNA isn't supposed to be insulting or disrespectful to either city. I don't know what was said on SSP or SSC (lets not bring it back to light here), which ever skyscraper yall are talking about, but anyone who says Nashville doesn't need an airport is either 1)Bitter or 2)Has never been to Nashville. Lets say hypothetically NWA did pull out, you would see increased passengers in Tunica, Little Rock and Nashville. So all these airports are influenced by one another. Since I'm not a lurker on Skyscraperpage or skyscrapercity, I have no idea if Memphians truly put Nashville down for having 3 million more passengers a year than Nashville. I'll go make a TN airports thread in the Tennessee forum so we can have comparisons in the pros and cons of all our airports. Hopefully RK won't have to close it. Edit: ^ Lexy posted his last post while I was typing so I'm not trying to restart an argument thats over but there are a few things that I'd like to put out there.
  14. Nashvilles airport seems so much busier than MEM (in terms of people in the terminal, not incoming and outgoing flights). I wonder why that is. Is it because Memphis is dominated by one airline?
  15. Nice pics. I use to frequent "da boro" when I lived in Lebanon. Its a really nice town and looks almost exactly like Desoto County, MS. Like Desoto, traffic on the main road (Old Fort Pkwy) is horrible. Are there any plans to make going from Eastbound Old Fort onto Northbound I-24 any easier? Having to cross those three lanes is pretty hair raising.
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