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  1. I was just driving Briley Pkwy on the north side. Saw what I’m pretty sure was a 747 making a low and slow approach. Those things are so big.
  2. ^^Hi guys! I haven’t said anything on here in a long time. Just had to drop in and say how excited I am about this race. I’ve been dreaming about an urban road coarse for years! This is going to be big!
  3. The short answer is no. Is the system robust? Kind of. But it’s all based on a wheel&spoke design (all routes lead to the same spot downtown) which mirrors the road design of the city. If you just-so-happen to live near a major corridor, which you just-so-happen to work along the same major corridor, it’s feasible. But ultimately, the odds of this (specifically in Antioch) are very slim. If owning a car is not available or desired, Uber/Lyft is certainly the more attractive option. Or, if you just-so-happen to live near a major corridor and you work within the downtown 10 block (or so) radius. Then that is much more feasible. If I lived within a few blocks of Murfreesboro Rd and worked downtown, it could be an attractive option Having said that, if you absolutely must rely on the bus system in Nashville, it is IMO mostly safe, clean and dependable. Just not widely accessible.
  4. Another one of those silly metrics to rank a city by, but still interesting. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-18/nashville-s-million-dollar-homes-are-shrinking-fastest-in-u-s?utm_campaign=news&utm_medium=bd&utm_source=applenews
  5. What’s going on with the top of this building? It certainly can’t be units, and I don’t see why there would be so much mechanical on a building so small. Is there going to be some sort of roof top amenities or something? Or is it just weird for the sake of being weird?
  6. Maybe I need to look again. My comment was based on a knee-jerk reaction as I was driving past. I know that I can miss the details at 35mph.
  7. More curtain wall being installed this morning. It’s a very bland color and finish. Does not give me hope for the finished product.
  8. You hit it spot on. I did NOT enjoy the article. But the comments were hilarious!
  9. Well, I don’t want to get into slandering here, but let’s just say there seemed to be a rhyme&reason to his actions. During his reign, the majority of development in D5 was small parcel, interior neighborhood developments that are often done by a handful of recurring developers. Imagine the type of job that is set in motion by those “I pay cash for houses” signs you see around. “Outsiders” trying to do major projects along Dickerson and elsewhere never seemed to get off the starting block, for reasons unknown. So yes. He is developer friendly. But i would argue that only applies to certain developers. He’s also a man of broken promises.
  10. I’m beginning to think we are approaching this whole traffic reduction idea in the wrong way. Every time I sit in traffic on the interstate, I look around and notice an abundance of semi trucks. They are big, slow, and less maneuverable. They are a danger to us, and even more so, we are a danger to them. Perhaps, we create a dedicated, barrier controlled, center lane for semi-trucks only. Electrify that roadbed, so they have constant power for electrical drive systems. Charge per hour. Apply autonomous measure so they can self drive. You would free up a lot of the “normal” lanes of traffic, increase flow, reduce fatalities and lawsuits. You would essentially create a road train. This could essentially do a 180 to freight operations making rail freight less necessary. That could free up rail tracks that could be used for transit. I believe it would be much easier to implement to commercial trucking than to the personal vehicle. There is already a high level of standardization in trucking. There would also be great savings potential for freight companies as well as increased speed, less lawsuits, and possibly better logistic opportunities. There also wouldn’t be as much “freedom/rights” resistance. Just a thought experiment.
  11. It’s my opinion that things will happen rapidly in D5 now that Scott Davis is out as councilman.
  12. From what I understand, the owner of that building is the same owner of Hailey Salvage across the street, which has been closed for about 2 years. I’ve heard it’s packed to the gills with crap. I really don’t understand what that man’s intentions are. The salvage was a treasure trove, but the guy didn’t want to sell anything. I can tell you from experience (as well as confirmation from others that visited) that it was tough to purchase anything from that salvage yard. I once saw a wheel barrow with a flat tire and broken handle. I though I could get a deal, as I had seen the exact model at Home Depot for $100. I asked someone about price and they told me “you need to talk to the old man, since he’s the only one that can tell you what the price is”. I found him, smoking behind the front desk and he told me “$125 and that’s not negotiable”. I walked out and never went back.
  13. How many parking spots will this be? I feel like this could require a shuttle just for the garage. In all seriousness, if they had included some robotics in this, I feel like this could house every car in Nashville.
  14. I talked to the PM on this job yesterday. He said they are already behind schedule as they are having a difficult time getting through the rock. He said they continue to break chisels and bits trying to get through the surface.
  15. I’ve long forgotten the politics behind it, but there was a short run during those turbulent years where I found myself at nashvillecharrette.com. I don’t remember much about the “why’s”, but I do remember dropping off of UP for a short while, in favor of that site. But that webpage is long gone.
  16. Great photos and summary. I’m looking forward to this. However, I have to take exception with one thing you said. Their location in the gulch was not the original location. They were in the Marathon Motorworks building, before the gulch. That was back before that building had become the trendy spot it is. It was a dump and I loved it.
  17. I’m biased, but I’m not sure I would exactly call it “fake”. I haven’t seen it in person, but I would guess that the brick is most definitely real. Was it laid by brick mason’s? Obviously not. But it’s most likely real brick, albeit slivers of brick, but real brick in precast panels. It is possible that it’s red concrete in a brick patterned mold, but I can’t tell from the picture Beats the hell out of stucco, or gfrc.
  18. Is this really even a big catch? They don’t have an assembly plant in North America. I’m pretty sure they don’t even build cars anymore. I think they just take models from other auto makers and re-badge them. I’m not sure that’s 100% accurate, but honestly, when is the last time you remember seeing a Mitsubishi on the road that turned your head? When I first saw the headlines and the excitement over it, I assumed it was Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Now that would have been a huge catch. Then I found out it was a nearly defunct auto “maker”, and I was severely disappointed. Edit: Just looked into this and apparently the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is one of the worlds larger automakers. So they are probably just trying to move closer to Nissan.
  19. Sorry I don’t have any pictures to share, but I just made my first visit to NYC’s Highline. That thing is magnificent! It’s a very tranquil retreat from the chaos of street level in Manhattan. We walked it from 14th up to Hudson Yards and the Vessel. It was one of my favorite parts of the trip.
  20. I heard from a reliable source this will be 42 floors. I’m not sure if that included 2 floors beneath, but just what I was told.
  21. Looks like someone made a big mistake. Currently demolishing a portion of the structure are the corner of 5th & Broad.
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