BnaBreaker

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About BnaBreaker

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    Chicago, but born and raised in Nashville
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    Photography, traveling, urban design, discovering unique music, basketball

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  1. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    ^What a player and man. The Predators are so lucky to have Pek in goal. Speaking of Preds with Finnish origins, I'm not sure if anyone has noticed, but Predators' prospect Eeli Tolvanen has been playing out of his mind for the Finland National Team during the winter olympics.
  2. Nashville food and beverage scene

    Great to hear that Nashville's ethnic food scene has greatly improved, because when I lived there the options were pretty dismal. Does Nashville have any Persian, Moroccan, Senegalese (or any from West Africa), Peruvian or Venezuelan/Colombian places? Those are all a bit more obscure, I realize, but over the years those cuisines have become some of my favorites.
  3. MSA South - Williamson & Rutherford Counties

    Downtown Franklin has really been impressing me with the quality of the projects going up lately. I hope the trend continues, because that neighborhood really is a treasure!
  4. Having a Casino/resort built in Nashville?

    I totally agree that Nashville doesnt need them, because they would just suck people away from downtown and negatively affect the unique vibe Nashville has spent years creating. However, I do think some are vastly overstating the negative effect they have on some other communities.
  5. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Great research... thanks for sharing. That is pretty sad on their part, especially since a 'lack of transparency' is probably one of their criticisms of Mayor Barry.
  6. Having a Casino/resort built in Nashville?

    I could be wrong, but aren't casinos illegal in Tennessee?
  7. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    ^Love that! An interesting design and a very efficient use of a tight space.
  8. I agree completely. Putting an office tower in Germantown might be one thing, but this is a more high density neighborhood that is more set up to be a true mixed use 24/7 area.
  9. Handsome! I obviously cannot speak for anyone but myself here, but whenever I complained about 'bland boxes' and said things like 'I am not asking for the world, it wouldn't take much creativity to turn a bland box into something interesting,' this is the kind of thing I was referring to! It is still essentially a box, but you can tell they really made a concerted effort to make something both they and the community could be proud of. Well done!
  10. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Agreed, and I love seeing it. The vast majority of that stretch still has a long long way to go before it becomes a well-functioning, pedestrian friendly, livable urban neighborhood though.
  11. West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    Alex Palmer must be proud that other developers are mimicking his architectural choices like that.
  12. That is a fascinating story! I'm not sure if Detroit will ever climb all the way back to surpass it's peak population, but I hear that it is finally growing in population again, and even if those gains are small, it is a very welcome sign. They also have a light rail system that is about to open, which is, of course, something Nashville is still arguing about. So they do have a leg up on us in that regard too!
  13. More Accolades for Nashville

    Agreed. I actually really like the building in Louisville too. But then again, I also like that yellow hexagon highrise in Music Row. It's all subjective obviously... but I don't understand what's wrong with a little bit of unorthodox design. I'd much rather have an unorthodox design than a bland design or a design that is bad from an urban design perspective.