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  1. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you too Mark, and to all my UP friends. You are all welcome at my table today. Just let me know before you drop by first so we can make more candied yams with serrano chiles, balsamic roasted parsnips, lamb biryani, sweet corn pudding, baked ziti, taters n turkey gravy, puerto rican style pastelón, chimichurri grilled red snapper, cranberry chutney, grilled ribeye with yorkshire puddings, deviled eggs, cheese and papaya empanadas, kentucky style derby pie and chess pie and bathtub beer. Just kidding on that last one. I get my beer from someone elses bathtub, like any sophisticated modern day human would... and yes, we like our startch.
  2. Hmmm... perhaps... just perhaps... we are starting to see the beginning of the ego-driven height 'arms race' that has provided so many of the tallest buildings in other cities, but have, to this point, lacked in Nashville. I just hope the next one (which will, no doubt, stand at 700+ feet) won't be another blue rectangle!
  3. Federal Courthouse

    Yes, a definite improvement... still not a huge fan, but passable at least. It looks a bit more stately and fitting for a courthouse.
  4. Apologies if this question has already been asked and answered, but once demo is complete will they have to dig down even further or will it be ready to build on?
  5. Is that railroad track actually active??
  6. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    This is a very minor gripe, but something I don't particularly like about that cluster of Sobro highrises is that in certain shots you really have to be staring right at them in order to even notice that they are there, because they kind of just blend into their surroundings depending on the lighting, especially Bridgestone. Anyway.. . great shot.
  7. Green Hills/Belle Meade Projects

    I figured if Shake Shack was going to make an entrance into the Nashville market they would've located in one of the high profile developments downtown.
  8. Weird wording on their part, but I think they're referring to the college educated population, not the student population.
  9. I wish we could swap the Hampton Inn in Sobro with this one!
  10. LOL... there was actually a dispute about whether to go to 45 ft or 50 ft? Good grief folks... how do people have time for such petty quarrels?
  11. Repurposed/revitalized historical buildings in Nashville

    Agreed. It was a far more interesting structure before the renovation. Surely it's possible to reinforce the structural integrity of an old building without stripping it of nearly all of it's defining characteristics?
  12. I'm not saying you or anyone else is "pro dead space," but if one prefers dead space to this proposal, then they aren't exactly giving people much room to think otherwise, at least when it comes to this particular plot of land. I'd have no issue with a low rise brick structure of some kind featuring significant street activation here, but that isn't what is being proposed. This lot has sat empty for decades upon decades now. Actually, this is the first proposal of any kind that I can remember for this lot in my lifetime. So if this isn't built, then I'd say it's pretty unlikely that another development, particularly one that fits your very particular set of criteria, would be proposed for it any time soon. It just doesn't seem reasonable that we should be so picky with this space, especially when there are other modern highrises just as close to Broadway as it would be. If it were the only highrise within a couple blocks of Broadway I might be able to understand the opposition, but it isn't by a long shot.
  13. MSA South - Williamson & Rutherford Counties

    Well, on that we can agree... as far as Nashville area suburbia goes it's about as good as it gets.
  14. MSA South - Williamson & Rutherford Counties

    I fail to see how any of the above are examples of "natural beauty"... nothing very natural about landscaped lawns and shrubbery... and who said anything about living in highrises?
  15. MSA South - Williamson & Rutherford Counties

    That's totally fair. And to be clear, I don't really have a problem with Cool Springs itself as much as I have a problem with the way it was built. I mean, I get it, it was the nineties and sprawl was in. Cool Springs is pretty much par for the course in terms of suburban development at that time. It would have been abnormal for it not to have been developed the way it was. But I still wish, ideally, that the area was populated with a bit more care and concern for the natural beauty that represents a big part of the reason people enjoy living in the Nashville region in the first place. I think it's entirely possible for us to get the things we want AND be good stewards of the environment. It appears that, hopefully, that attitude is starting to change. Fingers crossed!!