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Buckingham Gulch Tower 38 Floors|450+ Feet |Proposed 2019

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That was years ago. I think I started it. That was when it was 17 floors. I don't think there was ever an official rendering. Recently, a 5 story apartment building was proposed. Maybe someone has that rendering.

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38 stories on that footprint would make for an interesting design... That seems huge for a lot that small.

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My guess is the tower would be from 450' to 480' in height.

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Probably a good guess... even on the higher end.  The first four floors appear to have double height. 

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38 stories on that footprint would make for an interesting design... That seems huge for a lot that small.

Why not make it an even fifty ? Be bold (for a change).

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Here is the article from the Post. Height would be right at 450'.

 

https://www.nashvillepost.com/news/2015/8/28/gulch_site_targeted_for_skyscraper

 

If we're being nitpicky on threads, didn't we have a "sliver lot" proposal thread a while ago? :rolleyes:

There have been several, but this is the first proposal with legs and a rendering.

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I actually like the design... yes, it's boxy, but it has enough variation in its materials and height. 

Wonder if the footprint is triangular... that would be really interesting. 

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It will be very cool looking from the interstate too, as this building will be pretty much a triangular shape. So there will be a huge wall on that South side.

 

 I have the site plan now too.

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So...the back side (facing the interstate) is shaped to fit into that "triangle?"  That will be cool to see.

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It's definitely not our typical glass box. Does the side remind anyone else of a woven basket?

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The use of the gold and blue colors will really stand out. As far as a box, most residential towers have a flat roof to accommodate a pool area. Hopefully if approved and built, there would be a rooftop pool like the Veridian has.

 

I am planning on going to this MDHA meeting for sure!

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I could see this starting by the end of the year. They have deep pockets, and the demand is there. I think they will sell out rather quickly. It is easier to finance apartments, but I think they will get sold quickly.

I think they may get the height variance. Even if they don't, I think they build something in the 20-25 story range. Pretty soon there will not be any difference in the Gulch and Downtown. Remember, Palmer got his height variance for the WES Summitt towers which were 400+ feet back 5-10 years ago.

One has to wonder why they don't buy Palmers  empty hole and start. Palmer got the height variance, and he has excavation done. 

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Fantastic looking project. I really hope they get approval. A building this big on a tiny site would really be a new paradigm for density in our city. In its location, right by the interstate, who would this slender sexy big tower hurt? Awesome.

I could see this starting by the end of the year. They have deep pockets, and the demand is there. I think they will sell out rather quickly. It is easier to finance apartments, but I think they will get sold quickly.

I think they may get the height variance. Even if they don't, I think they build something in the 20-25 story range. Pretty soon there will not be any difference in the Gulch and Downtown. Remember, Palmer got his height variance for the WES Summitt towers which were 400+ feet back 5-10 years ago.

One has to wonder why they don't buy Palmers  empty hole and start. Palmer got the height variance, and he has excavation done. 

The Palmer site isn't even as close to a prime residential site as anything would be in the Gulch. West End isn't really walkable. It isn't a great pedestrian experience. It works for hotel and office right now.

The Gulch is an urban living oasis. Just go to Bar Louie and people watch!!!! Wow.

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The base seems to be parking, so not much excavation! This could go up fast!

From adult bookstore to pay lot to (potentially) a 38-story tower.  Nice transformation.

Ahhh....fond memories of the Adult Bookstore........just kidding. Well..... went in there once...maybe twice..... It was very nicely done. Clean, modern, a bit sophisticated, and brightly lit. Oh well, The old adult bookstores are gone forever:( THANK YOU INTERNET!!!!!!!!!:yahoo:

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I'll be honest, I wouldn't have guessed that the sliver site would have been the site for the Gulch's "tallest"...but I really like this!  Maybe this will entice someone to build the next "Gulch tallest" in that parking lot just north of the new Thompson Hotel. :)

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This looks like something you would see proposed for Houston or Atlanta. And I mean that in a good way. Does this represent a jump up to the next league?

 

And whoa! SOM (Skidmore Owings and Merrill)??? It would be only the second Nashville building by them that I know of, the other being the National Life/Snodgrass State Office Building.

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It will be very cool looking from the interstate too, as this building will be pretty much a triangular shape. So there will be a huge wall on that South side.

 

 I have the site plan now too.

Will any of the tower portion have a curve to it...or will it remain a rectangle on that south side?

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Wow, I was NOT expecting to see this when I got home from work and hopped on the message board!  She's an absolute beauty...if you're going to do a glass box, this is how it should be done!  I'm so glad that they're taking full advantage of this prime site.  I kind of feared that because the lot was so small and awkwardly shaped that it would be ignored by developers for a long time to come.

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