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  1. 2 hours ago, PaulChinetti said:

    I think anytime you have a huge group of people leaving anywhere it's gonna be a nightmare, not sure there is anyway to alleviate that, is there?

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    But yeah, I mean Nissan Stadium has multiple outlets and still gets backed up. It's just the nature of the beast. I've yet to go to any large gathering of people and upon leaving thinking to myself "wow, that was a really well planned departure".  Even Disney has boats, buses, walking paths, ubers, cars and....a monorail, and still has long lines of people waiting to exit. It just be that way sometimes. I just hope if it does go by TSU, it's at least a little better thought out than FirstBank Ampitheater.  

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  2. On 4/29/2022 at 6:45 AM, markhollin said:

    Wilson County: Mount Juliet is going through the approval process for  a new Panattoni development preliminarily known as Project Jolene that features two large industrial buildings totaling 463,000 sq. ft. on 47,5 acres that is surrounded by Golden Bear Gateway, Rutland Drive, and Athletes Way.  9 acres of the site will also feature commercials uses.

    More at The Tennessean here:


    Panattoni is running as full steam in this area of town. I remember working with them on Under Armour when it was being built,  and now the bulk of our customers in that area are in Panattoni buildings. 

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  3. 9 minutes ago, Baronakim said:

    Because I take maost of the posts fairly seriously and judge accordingly.  I also get quite enough "clever" visual answers like yours.  If you have a problem with me, message me and I will endeavor to answer to your satisfaction.  I get a sufficiency of dog and cat posts on FB, so I tend to be critical of posts here that are essentually "meatless" as far as architecture is concerned.  I do appreciate a humorous post, though many times a large generational age difference may make it difficult to understand that it supposed to be a joke at times. Older folks like me fo not use as much social media as younger folks.


    I have no problems with you, as I don't know you. Just felt that response was a bit uncalled for. I understand we all have opinions here, but I don't agree with calling someone out like that. I do appreciate this response however, and I agree context is a bit hard to read at times on the internet. 

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  4. 2 hours ago, Baronakim said:

    Sorry PillowTalk, pasting old core over the sides of the view gives no idea of 20 years hence.  This fails to show the massive growthth we already know is planned in Pietown, especially the new  enormous Paseo towere 3 &$..  There will be much more growth  on the South side adjacent doen Division and Lafayette.and the foreground on the North Also south od West End.  I think you totally missed that.  The massive medical complexes will not be razed for highrises north of Church nor will there will be much from 21st to 31st in the Vandy area.  Pure fantasy/ bad photoshop.



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  5. 19 hours ago, Baronakim said:

    I am trained in botony and landscape as well as historical world architecture.  While my comments on the zoo do suggest some areas of  tropical jungle in Africa may be recreated here, the African area that previous Stroryville sketches seems to want to create is savvanah.  A dense equitorial jungle is MUCH easier to fake.  The vast vistas and tree species involved with savvanah are really not going to work in our climeate.  They depicted baobob trees, which even in plastic  would be unconvencing IMO.  The scale factor works gainst them.  Baobobs are massive, fat and tall; the sketched huts in reduced scale are ludicrously dinky.  The Arabian area is worse.  The only way I could see this work marginally is for them to have Disney scale budgets.  The most successful and recent theme parks in Florida, the Hogwarts, Diagon Alley and Star WarsIt areas  are quite successful, but they did not attempt to receate a landscape setting.  The buildinga are full scalle and very compactly sited.  With the StarWars set,  they had the advabntage of an alien ecosystem of which basically anything goes .   Storyville may open, but it will IMO be an abandoned ruin much like the overgrown  Land of Oz park in  Carolina within two years.  If you caught my recent rencering of the Eurosphere  I designed 40 years ago (Stadium thread), you can see I did not attempt landcape accuracy, nor were my buildings mere snippets of architecture but fullly functional buildings.  Go ahead and believe Storyville will be a great success, but I remain highly skeptical until I see otherwise.

    I don't believe the average park goer is going to to be going into the park with the same historical and botany training as you. They're looking for something fun to do or looking for an escape from reality. As far as comparisons to Oz, that park had one ride and was built in the middle of nowhere in the mountains of North Carolina. I still remain fairly optimistic that should this get built, it will be successful. 

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  6. 11 hours ago, grilled_cheese said:

    The mental gymnastics the oilers fans have been doing is hilarious.


    Like a 16 year old wanting a new car because the one they got needs new tires and an oil change.

    Except the tires and oil change don't cost half as much as a new car. 

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  7. 5 hours ago, Bark At The Sun said:

    I stopped at the one in Warner Robbins GA a month or so ago and i was in awe of the amount of everything..........gas pumps, food, bathrooms, etc.   Was also impressed that they dont allow 18 wheelers there (except to deliver food and petro).

    I'm have my CDL, but luckily don't have to drive anymore, but not allowing 18 wheelers is huge. Not having people temporarily living somewhere (for a night at least) does wonders for cleanliness. They are extremely clean for a gas station. We went to that one at Warner Robbins on our way back from Disney this summer and felt like we were still at Disney due to the huge crowds and magnitude of it all. The crazy thing is that while it felt massive, it's still going to be 23,000 sqft smaller than the one planned for Murfreesboro. 

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  8. On 12/18/2021 at 7:26 PM, Digital Dust said:

    Looks like Murfreesboro is getting the next Buc-ee's.  It will be by Elam Road and Joe B. Jackson Parkway by I-24. Key high light: "Although no site plans have been submitted, the concept proposes a 76,245-square-foot building with 120 fuel pumps, 490 parking spots and room for 15 RVs and buses." A lot more info in the link below.


    I'm pumped (120 times over) about this. Buc-ee's is such an obscene place, but it's got Beaver Nuggets and a wall of beef jerky. Buc-ee's is currently building the world's largest convenience store in Sevierville at 74,000 sqft and this one will overtake it by 2,000 more. So I guess this will make up for us losing the worlds largest cedar bucket.

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  9. 2 hours ago, glamdring269 said:


    I've lived in Murfreesboro since the mid-90s and have been in the Gateway area near Blackman schools for a little over 15 years. Would not trade living on this side of town for any other location in Murfreesboro. With that said, you're absolutely right. Pretty sure they will do everything they can to never put any kind of city supported park or recreation center on this side of town.

    Yeah, I'm over in the Rockvale area and much rather prefer to stay on the west side of I-24. I know that in 10 years though Veterans is going to be as bad as Medical Center or Old Fort.

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  10. 3 hours ago, TheRaglander said:

    Very interesting.  Richard Seigel park in M'boro has around 20 soccer fields.  And they've been spending a fortune replacing about 10 of them with artificial turf and an indoor soccer arena.  They just held a national soccer showcase that brought several hundred college recruits and teams from pretty much every state.  Good for M'boro!

    I kinda thought the same thing about Richard Seigel park, but with how many people live in Rutherford Co now,  they'll probably still have plenty of soccer events there. 

  11. And now for the bad Murfreesboro news, it looks like the park idea for Veterans and Burnt Knob is getting the shaft once again.


    I swear, it feels like the Murfreesboro City Council just absolutely does not care about the people who live in that area of town.

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