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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. So when they say they might tear it down and rebuild.. you think they mean tear down 50% or less only? That would suck. I hope they re-imagine it as an urban building.
  5. Well I think the article mentions that it will either be rebuilt or repaired, after the fire they had. So either way, it will be the new look. My question is, is there any chance that it would be an urban building.. instead of your typical drive thru suburban fast food place?
  6. McDonald's on Broadway.. http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120118/NEWS01/301180111/McDonald-s-Broadway-reopen-new-look-date-still-question?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE If this ends up being torn down and rebuilt.. is there any chance at all that they would make it more urbanized? I doubt it.. but we can dream, I guess..
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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..
  10. 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).
  11. 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.
  12. I didn't even notice the other 4 rendering until now.. oops! I grabbed the links for those as well:
  13. The rendering hosted on the Giarratana website..
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