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7 hours ago, Skyscrapergeek said:

I don't know the actual height; however, my guess is 415'ish.  There is too much visual evidence combined with google earth elevations to rule out Bridgestone being 3-4 stories taller than Pinacle.  We've seen the stacking plan for Pinacle which shows it at 417'.  I won't believe Bridgestone is 460' unless someone shows me  construction docs or a stacking plan.  It's more likely that some reporter (we all know how accurate Nashville reporters are, WW notwithstanding) misunderstood when someone said 416' or it's 460' including the underground parking.  Another example right here on UP, 505 is not 545' as written in the thread title.  SSP lists it at 550'. The stacking plan shows 524'.  Which leads to 5/3 clearly not being 490' when compared to 505 and L&C which are all at the same elevation approximately.  I would love to have a drone company fly around and check the heights of all the major buildings downtown but hey, it's only height right?

Fair points, especially about the parking. Didn't consider that.

Ultimately though, as you said, it's pulling hairs. At least from what I can tell, Bridgestone is roughly neck and neck with the Pinnacle in height. At least they're not Hampton Inns or surface lots like before.

 

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Now THIS is what I'm talking about!  Finally got some bright lights and some color up top.   (sorry it's not really hi-def...but it's a screen shot from my tv)  

Sidewalks are now open around the building. Looking east along Demonbreun from intersection with 4th Ave. South:     Looking south along 4th Ave. South from intersection with D

Photo from last night. A mock-up demonstration by a lighting designer friend for the good folks at Bridgestone. Nice to know they are looking into a dramatic lighting feature for the building's fins!

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3 hours ago, urbanplanet17 said:

Fair points, especially about the parking. Didn't consider that.

Ultimately though, as you said, it's pulling hairs. At least from what I can tell, Bridgestone is roughly neck and neck with the Pinnacle in height. At least they're not Hampton Inns or surface lots like before.

 

Exactly, I totally agree, especially about your last comment and don't get me wrong, I have no problem with Bridgestone being whatever height it is...ok well...I wish it were much taller <_< but that's beside the point.  I would just appreciate some accuracy.  Pet peeve thing but ultimately not the most important aspect in the grand scheme unless we're talking design and proportion and then it's the most important thing. :ph34r:

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8 minutes ago, smeagolsfree said:

According to Emporis, Encore is 267'. We need a math genius to figure this out. Well, maybe just an engineer.

I have a long tape measure, ill head down there tomorrow and report back!

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1 hour ago, smeagolsfree said:

According to Emporis, Encore is 267'. We need a math genius to figure this out. Well, maybe just an engineer.

There are usually plans filed with Metro Planning/Codes that have that detailed information. It would be tough to retrieve, I would think. I haven't done it in years decades.

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On 7/21/2017 at 1:44 AM, titanhog said:

I agree with you.  Just like I don't think the JWM is going to be only 385'.  With the number or floors, including a 3-story crown and really tall floors below, it has to be over 400'.  Don't think we can always trust the numbers thrown out there.

Isn't the JWM also on one of the highest elevations downtown? I thought I read that somewhere. 

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4 hours ago, Tim29tn said:

I agree, but this definitely should have been the company that broke at least 700' and absolutely had the money to do it. Oh well, still a good looking building. 

The Bridgestone Americas CEO was forced to retire over the cost of this building. Doubt they would have been up for spending more money on height. 

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The Bridgestone Americas CEO was forced to retire over the cost of this building. Doubt they would have been up for spending more money on height. 


They knew what the building would cost. It's been the same design since the beginning.

Are you certain this is true? I find this doubtful. There were many other factors at play.
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3 hours ago, NoChesterHester said:

 


They knew what the building would cost. It's been the same design since the beginning.

Are you certain this is true? I find this doubtful. There were many other factors at play.

 

That was the word from some people who work in corporate.  Cost coupled with it not being big enough.

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On ‎7‎/‎29‎/‎2017 at 3:49 PM, japan said:

That was the word from some people who work in corporate.  Cost coupled with it not being big enough.

I talked to a current employee about this Saturday night. He pretty much said the same thing, but more so on the not being big enough. From what he said, they didn't' knowingly build it too small, but it was caused more by them having the wrong headcount. No clue how you screw that piece up. He mentioned that the CEO flew overseas to try and get more money once he realized his mistake, but by then it was too late to make the adjustments.

He almost mentioned his first day in the new building is Sept 5. They have to be out of the parking garage by 7pm on weekdays, and like 11 or 1pm on Saturday or they will be charged for parking. They also don't have enough spots for parking in the building, so they are leasing space at MCC. He also said that people are discussing the usage of the Music City Star, and that there is capacity concern for the last train that leaves at 5:45.

 

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