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. BnaBreaker

    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    Agreed! I know saying this is damn near sacrilegious to some folks, but I would love to see a nice planted median with buffers for crosswalks and turning lanes just at cross streets (if we aren't going to put light rail down the middle,) wider sidewalks, fully functional and safe crosswalks, and maybe even decorative street lamps all the way to I-440. That would help cement it as Nashville's grand urban Avenue and encourage pedestrians to take back what has always been more or less a defacto expressway.
  2. BnaBreaker

    Soccer in Nashville

  3. BnaBreaker

    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    ^Awesome... one of the most complete skyline shots I've seen in quite some time! @Andrew_3289 is that your picture, or did you get it from somewhere? If the former, wow incredible job... if the latter, do you mind posting a link?
  4. BnaBreaker

    Soccer in Nashville

    Aw how cute, they finally got a pro sports team!
  5. Obviously we all hoped for more height in this development, but I think it definitely makes up for that with all of the high quality unique urban public spaces it will create. I live for those interesting nooks and crannies in a city that really give it that sense of place, and it seems this development will offer that in droves.
  6. Round out the sharp edges and shorten it a bit and we have a 505 clone!
  7. That reminds me... a probably little known spot for a good distance skyline photo is the parking lot of the Madison Campus Church in Madison, which sits atop a hill next to the TriStar Skyline Madison hospital. I know this because when I was a child, that is where my family and I went to church, and I always loved the view that awaited me when we got out of the car.
  8. Totally agreed. In my opinion what is stupid is making half assed bike lines that really do nothing to improve the safety of bikers. What's the point of painting a bicycle on an existing shoulder and leaving it at that? If you aren't going to do anything to encourage bikers use those lanes or ensure their safety then you might as well not do it at all.
  9. BnaBreaker

    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Not to be contrarian, but I would argue that Midtown really isn't very dense at all. It has a relatively high amount of highrises, yes, but that hasn't, as of yet, translated into all that much density as the landscape is still made up primarily of parking lots and suburban style development. Those parking minimums and setback requirements of the past decades seriously set the neighborhood as a whole back a great deal. Looking at a birds eye view of the neighborhood is a tough pill to swallow. Most of midtown, save for a few blocks here and there, has a long way to go, especially at street level, before it could be considered anything resembling a cohesive, walkable urban neighborhood. All that negative nancy stuff being said, however, I definitely agree that few cities Nashville's size have a district outside of their respective downtown areas that can match it, and it is rapidly changing for the better. I can't wait to see how it evolves and progresses in the near future! Hopefully all of the high quality aforementioned projects (aforementioned in a different thread, turns out) along West End Ave. will inspire a neighborhood wide transition into more compact, localized, pedestrian oriented development patterns.
  10. BnaBreaker

    Your Dream Tower

    ^Yeah that... most Chicagoans I know, myself included, just refer to it as the... ahem... word that would make most southerners blush... tower. Just think about it for a sec.
  11. BnaBreaker

    Your Dream Tower

    Right? She'd be a superstar if built in practically any other city at 994 feet tall, but in Chicago, she's just another building, unfortunately! I like that one too... it's called the Smurfit Stone Building... or at least it was... I think it had a name change recently.
  12. BnaBreaker

    Your Dream Tower

    This is by no means my favorite building in the world or anything, but it's one I am quite fond of here in Chicago and I don't think it gets nearly as much attention it deserves due to it's tall neighbors, even though it's nearly 1,000 feet tall in it's own right. I'm talking about Two Prudential Plaza in Chicago:
  13. BnaBreaker

    Nashville International Airport

    Yes, great to finally have the Portland bix checked off. Also, in my opinion, Providence is a criminally underrated city. It gets overshadowed by it's bigger neighbors, but it just drips with charm.
  14. It does have that feel to it, but I love it because it's UNIQUE. We have enough of those generic beige apartment blocks already.