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    Downtown Nashville and other cities as well. City planning, art and architecture of skycrapers and buildings. Maps, drawing,and population growth of cities.

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    Wow what a transformation Very cool
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    The Gulch Projects Images released for Gulch-area project Illume to offer condos, retail on Hawkins Street in Edgehill AUTHORS William Williams The locally based team planning a mixed-use building for the Edgehill property at 909 Hawkins St. — a site that hugs the inner-interstate loop just south of The Gulch — has released images for the structure. Developers Steve Armistead, Jared Bradley and Meg Epstein are undertaking the project on 0.83 acres for which they paid $4.1 million in July 2018. Epstein said the building — to be called Illume — will offer 77 condominiums and possibly two ground-level retail spaces. Garage parking will be located underground. The team has enlisted Nashville-based Fulmer Engineering for land-planning. Certified Construction Services, owned by the aforementioned Jared Bradley, is the general contractor for the project. The architect is The Bradley Projects, also owned by Bradley. Relatedly, the trio in early December paid $2 million for a 0.4-acre property at nearby 806 Olympic St., according to Metro records. The seller was Dano Family Investment Services Trust. The parcel is home to a nondescript commercial building last home to Carl Zeiss Vision and that will be demolished to make way for a new building, details for which are not yet ready to be disclosed, Epstein said. Of note, Epstein, Armistead and Bradley (joined by other investors) last year acquired the 21st Avenue building once home to the Catholic Diocese of Nashville and are planning a residential development at that site. Details are forthcoming, Epstein said.
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    Church St first pic
  4. Photo by Nashville Post Santa Claus has delivered Music City an unexpected Christmas gift — a massive color electronic image of the proposed skyscraper that would transform the downtown skyline. Nashville-based Giarratana LLC had the image of the planned luxury residential tower Paramount — to rise about 750 feet and to be the result of a possible land swap with Metro — go live during Christmas day at the massive The Nashville Sign located at the Broadway and West End Avenue split in Midtown. The image’s running will end today, Giarratana LLC President Tony Giarratana told the Post. Of note, the image includes the phrase “Make no small plans.” Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), an Italian diplomat, historian and philosopher whom many consider the father of modern political science, is largely credited with coining the phrase. In addition, Daniel Burnham — the late Chicago-based architect — gets credit for the phrase, too. Prior to now, the image of the proposed 65-story tower had not been made public. Giarratana said he wanted the rendering to run publicly for the first time in a special manner. “I did this for Christmas Day,” he said. “We discussed it with our friends with Blackbird Media, which owns and operates the sign. They were enthusiastic about the idea and made it happen.” If standing today, Paramount would be Nashville’s tallest building (the AT&T Tower, the so-called “Bat Building,” stands 613 feet at its spires’ tips). Chicago-based Goettsch Partners is handling the design. Giarratana said he was drawn to the firm for its ability to “open the base” of Paramount, which will face the entrance of the Nashville Main Library within the 600 block of Church Street. “The [footprint of the park parcel] is small and we did not want to ‘crowd’ the library,” he said. Goettsch has won various awards. Of note, Vladimir Andrejevic, who had been with Chicago-based Solomon Cordwell Buenz (which designed Giarratana LLC’s nearby 505 tower) is now at Goettsch. Giarratana said the Paramount design has been inspired by Goettsch’s 110 North Wacker Drive building in Chicago. The building will include a glass-bottom swimming pool to extend over the street-level drive aisle in a cantilevered fashion. The tower will be rather slender (a roughly 10,500-square-foot floor plate vs. 12,500 square feet at 505). Various renderings are expected to soon be made available, he said. Paramount could materialize if Metro and Giarratana LLC can finalize a land swap deal involving the pocket park site across Church Street from the main library. Of note, the tiny green space was the first urban pocket park created since Nashville's post-late-1990s urban renaissance. As part of the deal, Giarratana LLC would transfer to Metro its parking lot at 301 James Robertson Parkway so that the city can create a replacement pocket park. Relatedly, Giarratana LLC would commit $2 million toward the conversion of the James Robertson lot into a replacement park and waive a development fee to assist Metro in developing city-owned land located at 505 Second Ave. N. a services center and apartment building for the homeless. The project would cost about $25 million and offer 100 units. Giarratana issued a press release recently, in response to three Nashville Civic Design Center articles showing options to upgrade the park, noting his offer is "the best chance to make a transformative change in the plight of the homeless." “This proposal has been extremely collaborative, and has included Metro officials, agencies and other groups, and was designed to make a real impact,” he said in the release. “The status quo of the current park is unacceptable for people at risk, for downtown residents, property owners and visitors, and on the downtown quality of life.” An informal poll by the Post shows a greater variety of entities supporting the land swap than opposing. For example, Giarratana's proposal has drawn support from, among others, Mayor David Briley, District 19 Metro Councilmember Freddie O'Connell (in whose district the property sits), the Urban Residents Association, the Nashville Public Library Board, the Nashville Downtown Partnership, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. In contrast, various homeless advocates and some members of the real estate industry oppose the swap. In November, the Metro Parks Department Board of Commissioners voted 4-3 to approve the land swap. Though the vote is not binding, it could have influence on the Metro Planning Commission (which will vote on a rezoning), Metro Development and Housing Agency Design Review Committee (for design) and on the 40-member Metro Council, which ultimately will need to approve both the land swap and the rezoning. If Paramount materializes, it would rise one block west on Church Street of Giarratana’s aforementioned mixed-used skyscraper 505, which stands 525 feet tall and 45 stories From the post
  6. I know I know I feel the same ok but not what I expected lol
  7. The building doesn't look bad and Chicago architecture is impressive I was just expecting a different look all together . And At 750ft this building will look huge in The city
  8. It looks like what 505 was supposed to have been with a slight difference in the glass wall nothing more