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jice last won the day on January 31 2012

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  1. I've been working on this.. got several photos uploaded.. not the greatest photos as I had to do pano's, but better than nothing I guess. I might try to get some better ones eventually. One thing I noticed, i'm not sure the SunTrust building page is correct.. .maybe it was the previous home to SunTrust? I don't really know.. .but some of the references are incorrect as the building that was sold for $6mil to Eakin was the parking garage across from the new SunTrust Plaza, at 4th & Commerce. Here's a pic of the building sold to Eakin:
  2. here's the press release: http://www.nashvillemta.org/news/news549.pdf also, apparently this is now called the 'East-West Connector'
  3. Charlotte Pike runs parallel to West End/Broadway.. and I expect vehicular traffic to realize this road tends to be less utilized than West End, and take advantage. If more lanes are needed, I would rather see Charlotte expanded. Plus you have Church Street that also runs parallel until you get to 25th.
  4. Great article. I, for one, am pretty excited about the idea of a real BRT system in Nashville. Nice to know that NYC is implementing one as well.
  5. This was interesting: I think one thing to keep in mind is that we do not want to do a streetcar system that sucks.. i'd much rather have a full BRT system that actually gets the job done. Also, check out this article.. Public image is important to BRT success
  6. What's the deal with the construction on site anyway? I think someone said at some point it was a metro thing of some sort.. is this true? Seems like there's a decent amount of activity there..
  7. I understand what you mean about streetcars, but I still think people could get excited about BRT once they see real stations and dedicated lanes. It will be almost the same (if they do it how they should).
  8. If it is done right, I think there could be little difference between a BRT system and a street car system - as in the look, how it works, speed, etc. The BRT system on Gallatin Pike started out as basically a joke.. but they've added nice looking stations with real-time signs.. and probably other things that I don't realize.. so it's getting there. Hopefully the West End line would take this multiple steps forward into a real BRT. The best news is that we get it up and running super fast (comparatively speaking). I'd love to see light rail, but i'd also love to see something within my lifetime too.
  9. I didn't even notice the other 4 rendering until now.. oops! I grabbed the links for those as well:
  10. The rendering hosted on the Giarratana website..
  11. Here's an article about it.. they said not to read into it too much. But at least we know they haven't scrapped it I guess.. http://nashvillepost.com/news/2011/8/11/core_drilling_underway_for_1201_demonbreun
  12. Wow.. its amazing to me how a jury could say Tower Investment's property more than doubled in value since 2007.. http://nashvillepost.com/news/2011/7/25/jury_rules_towers_convention_center_property_worth_30m
  13. Hatch Show Print may move or open a 2nd location in the Hall of Fame facing 5th http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110417/BUSINESS/304170078/Hatch-Show-Print-may-help-revive-Fifth-Avenue
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