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  1. Yes... From about 4th Avenue and Taylor.
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    More Accolades for Nashville

    I guess Freeman's going to run for mayor again.
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    That's a great illustration to use for those folks who love to cast aspersions at the fact the city is defined by the county lines (i.e. Metro) when comparing city sizes. It clearly shows the huge swath northwest of the core that is so sparsely populated. But there's a lot of density everywhere else. There must be some methodology behind the changing of color from blue to green in the area around Smyrna. Edit: I think I understand the change of colors now.
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    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    Not expecting height, at least nothing over 7-8 stories based on their west college housing under construction. How much commercial (if any) will be included in the project? Will there be any family apartments? When do they plan to release renderings? Any other details you can divulge?
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    Nashville International Airport

    IKR!! Can you imagine all the corruption around that figure in Chicago, IL?
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    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    Yes. I was referring to the proposed Graduate Housing campus.
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    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    I expect Vandy will continue the collegiate Gothic architecture... BUT it would be nice if they mixed in some more modern styles along Broadway. I hope they keep the green space on the inside of the complex and keep it urban at the streets surrounding those properties. They already have more green spaces than most urban campuses. Question: Do they own the 2-story building where Wild Boar was (is?). Haven't been there in 25 years, but I remember the food was good.
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    That would be @PHofKS who does some great composites of the new buildings too.
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Stupid question: Is the inside of that grain elevator used for anything now? As you drive from downtown out I-40 to that location it's easy to ignore how close it is to downtown if you just take the more direct (except for having to go around TSU) Jefferson Street/Centennial Blvd route.
  10. I used to think of Nashville's peers being Birmingham, Louisville, Memphis, Jax and Raleigh. Now, it's more like Charlotte, Indianapolis, Sacramento, San Antonio, Cincinnati, & Pittsburgh. As far as tourism, I think Nashville even exceeds those cities. To be sure, it's in a unique niche shared by only a few midsize metros.
  11. Would that be peak number of cranes in the modern era. I know MCC had a lot going on, but it was pretty much the main thing going for a while. Now, there's already 5+B (4), Joseph (1), Eakin (2), Gulch Union (1), Endeavor (1), GHyatt (1), Kennect (1), Virgin (1), Vandy (2), Graduate (1), what else? If the four go up in the next couple of months, there would be 19+ tower cranes in downtown/midtown, not including the booms for LC Sobro, TN Library, and others like Stockyards. Anyone have any update on Stockyards?
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    That's a lot. Will believe the Embassy project when I see it. Also, is there any reason to believe the Hensler tower will get started this year?
  13. Site is now being cleared. From the Tennessean... Workers have begun clearing a small, dilapidated property to make way for a 20-story hotel along a Gulch corridor undergoing a near-total makeover. The lot at 1101 Grundy Street is directly behind The Tennessean offices and across from a construction site where phone insurance company Asurion's new headquarters are being built on 11th Avenue North, just north of Broadway.
  14. It would seem so, as the floor is being leveled now. Looks like there's still a lot of rock to clear out, but looks like the hard part is done. Is the fill being used at the airport? Something else I've wondered about. In the 3rd and 4th pics, there is a section that has not been excavated, and results in a portion of rock that juts into the hole. I've noticed on several tower construction sites, that this happens. But I can't imagine why they leave that little bit. Are there utilities under there? Or is that an access point (a pad) for construction equipment to sit on? Why?
  15. That first AMZN tower looks like it's grown a floor or two from the previous iteration. I'm not so good at counting floors (my eyes go wonky ) but it looks a tad taller (leaner) than the recently 'cut down' version. Also, I seem to remember the second tower was the same height as the first one, but the exterior "wings" rose up toward the north. In that picture, it looks considerably taller.... by another 50' or so. If this rendering is drawn in proportion to the other buildings in NY, then the office towers should be quite prominent. I base this on the shorter one being about 30% taller than the Grand Hyatt which I'd expect to top out somewhere around 300'. So add another 30% height to that and you'll get a very tall office tower in the high 300s. So a really good chance the second one will rise taller than 400'.