markhollin

Tennessee State Library and Archives, 4 stories, $123 million, Bicentennial Mall

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Digging deeper into limestone:

Looking SW from intersection of Jefferson St. and 5th Ave. North:

Tenn State Library, Jan 27, 2018, 1.jpg

 

Looking west from intersection of Jefferson St. and 5th Ave. North:

Tenn State Library, Jan 27, 2018, 12jpg.jpg

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At the risk of sounding stupid... how (if at all) would this be used in a tourist capacity?  Could it?  Is this one of those, "hey family, hop in the car!  we are headed to the state archives!"

Would the city tourism groups use this as a way to promote tourism?
It is a beautiful building regardless.   

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^ ^ ^ Just as with the existing State Library--albeit quite cramped--I'm sure they will have numerous displays of important documents and findings.  Perhaps they'll even give some tours to show how they preserve old items.

 

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31 minutes ago, markhollin said:

^ ^ ^ Just as with the existing State Library--albeit quite cramped--I'm sure they will have numerous displays of important documents and findings.  Perhaps they'll even give some tours to show how they preserve old items.

 

Probably lots of field trips too I would guess

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Lots of folks go to State Libraries to do historical research as well as Genealogy research. I spent many an hour at the current location and there were a number of folks from out of town doing research.

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Prep for footings. 

Looking west from intersection of Jefferson St. and 7th Ave. North:

Tenn State Library, April 29, 2018, 1.jpg


Looking south from intersection of Jefferson St. and 7th Ave. North:

Tenn State Library, April 29, 2018, 2.jpg

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Crane base installed, footings poured w/ rebar.

Looking NW from intersection of Jackson St. and 5th Ave. North:

Tenn State Libray, May 26, 2018, 1.jpg

Tenn State Libray, May 26, 2018, 2.jpg

 

Looking west from intersection of 5th Ave. North and Jefferson St:

Tenn State Libray, May 26, 2018, 3.jpg

 

Looking SW from intersection of 5th Ave. North and Jefferson St:

Tenn State Libray, May 26, 2018, 4.jpg

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On 6/18/2018 at 3:51 AM, markhollin said:

A permit of $2.96 million for construction of the State Library's foundation has been granted to Turner construction.

More behind the Nashville Post paywall here:

https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/article/21009627/permit-patrol-18-june-2018

A new up close rendering:

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This is way better than what we were shown before, in particular the building looks far more permanent resting on a base (however small) and the upper floor provides a kind of cap.  I'm not enamored-it still looks ill-proportioned but not enough so to be interesting, and sort of like a community college--but we'll see what it's like when the exterior finishes are on.  For what it cost, it's crap IMHO.  Compared to many museums in other cities it's just sad.

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