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Best Tennessee Skyscraper

What is TN's best skyscraper?  

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  1. 1. What is TN's best skyscraper?

    • BellSouth (Batman) Buildimg (Nash)
      66
    • Nashville Life & Casualty Tower
      12
    • SunTrust Bank Main Office (Nash)
      4
    • Clark Tower (Mem)
      5
    • Nashville City Center
      1
    • Morgan Keegan Tower (Mem)
      8
    • Rennaissance Nashville Hotel
      1
    • Viridian Tower (Nash)
      3
    • Sterick Building (Mem)
      16
    • One Nashville Place
      4
    • Hilton Memphis
      0
    • Plaza Tower (Knox)
      2
    • River View Tower (Knox)
      2
    • Lincoln-Amer. Building (Mem)
      9
    • SunTrust Building (Nash)
      2
    • Palmer Plaza (Nash)
      0
    • 605 Chestnut Street (Chatt)
      1
    • Jaycee Towers (Chatt)
      0
    • Gayoso Place (Mem)
      1
    • Other
      7


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the only reason i like the batman building is because it's a recognizable building in nashville. that being said, i think it's ugly as sin. i chose city center. it was tough choosing that over suntrust in nashville.

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The Lincoln-American Tower is a one-third scale replica of the Woolworth Building in NYC:

Following three photos courtesy of poster MCC from skyscrapercity.com:

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According to downtownmemphis.com, the building is planned as "Mixed use development in three historically significant buildings which will include 80 apartments and 50,000sf of commercial space.":

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I voted for the Suntrust Tower (No longer Suntrust)...if you aren't familiar, it's has the highest floor access in Nashville. It's one big motha...

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Thanks to RK for the photos (from the Nashville forum meet)...

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What do you think the proposed "Signature Tower" will do for Nashville?

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I hope it gets redesigned, but I think it would do wonders for our city...

Btw, if you look at the pics I posted, it would go on that surface parking lot catty corner to the Suntrust building.

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I'm going with the SunTrust, or whatever it's called now. It's such a big hulk of a building. It overwhelms you as you stand in front of it. I like BellSouth, but mostly from the side views, it's a little wide for my tastes. I think it just needs a bit of company to dilute its uniqueness a bit. I like City Center a lot as well.

Guess who's been invited to tour the $20 million interior renovation of the Snodgrass Tennessee Tower. There are also some nifty plans for an exterior re-hab, but I'm not at liberty to say right now what's going to happen. Drat. Stay tuned for some interesting view shots when the tour happens. Not scheduled yet.

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I love the Clark.  Too bad it's not downtown.  Setting isn't the best.

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To each his own I guess, but I disliked it the day it went up. It was bland and looked cheap, even by the standards of 1972 to me.

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I love the L&C tower. It'll be nice in the next year or two when it celebrates its 50th birthday with a completed Church St., Viridian, Suntrust, and maybe construction of Signature. Someone must throw it a party, and with the urban grocery right next door, we won't run out of those little party weenies. Salute to the L&C.

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I love the L&C tower. It'll be nice in the next year or two when it celebrates its 50th birthday with a completed Church St., Viridian, Suntrust, and maybe construction of Signature. Someone must throw it a party, and with the urban grocery right next door, we won't run out of those little party weenies. Salute to the L&C.

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mmmmm party weenies...... i hope they do have a big celebration for the l&c.

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Heh heh heh heh......Dave said party weenies.....heh heh heh heh. Weenies Rule!

Thats for the Beavis and Butthead fans.

Seriously, I love the L&C One of the best towers ever.

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To each his own I guess, but I disliked it the day it went up.  It was bland and looked cheap, even by the standards of 1972 to me.

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Maybe the bland context in which it was built makes it stand out to me. I think the White Station tower looks cheap. I like the Clark, the dark blue glass. Maybe if it were downtown next to other towers of different styles, it wouldn't stand out so well to me. But I like it.

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I like the Porter Building in Memphis personally, however I really like Morgan Keegan and 100 North Main Tower (Old Union Planters) for its 60s coolness ;).

I like City Center probably the best in Nashville at the moment, although Suntrust and BellSouth are both really nice as well.

Porter Building

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Morgan Keegan

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100 North Main/Union Planters

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BellSouth, of course. I feel it's representative of all the Tennessee cities' progressive resolve.

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