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2010 article from the City Paper discussing Nashville vs Charlotte

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I remember reading this one when it came out all those years ago, I actually held on to my copy of it for a few years, but don't know where it's vanished to. Anyway, here's the article:

 

http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/nashville-and-charlotte-fighting-civic-supremacy

 

With a bit of hindsight, what would you guys say is wrong and what's right? It seemed the article wasn't too bullish about Nashville's immediate future, but I think we've done all right in that regard. Hopefully this will spark a good discussion.

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you're bang on about transportation, nashville has had a hard time getting anywhere close to something to agree on.  the difference in area of the metro is killing us here - the 30+ mile commute thing is just something i can't get my head around!

 

also, i don't really know anything about charlotte, the only time i've ever been there is for a usair connection some years ago.  i was wanting to discuss what the article got right about nashville vs what it didn't.

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3 minutes ago, fieldmarshaldj said:

Can we swap some of your skyscrapers for some of ours ? How 'bout we give you the Westin for this pointy one ? Pretty please ?

I think we might have to throw in about twenty first round picks too.  :P

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Speaking of the Westin. Here is the one in Charlotte. Not my cup of tea either, but I would prefer it over ours. Why couldn't we have had glass like this?

Westin_Charlotte.jpg

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Charlotte's airport is debatable. It has the connections but it is an incredibly messy layout and is consistently complained about by those that work in aviation.  BNA can take some of those flights from CLT. :tw_glasses:

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Interesting thread. I'm still catching up on some of these (clicking 'next unread topic'). 

Especially considering @KJHburg's recent Nov2019 trip to Nashville. I'm from Nashville but live in Raleigh now have done some time in Charlotte for consulting gigs. 

No one outside of Atlanta and Miami can touch Charlotte for the tallest and best looking skyscrapers in the southeast. 

Nashville will really check a box when it can get an 850 footer (pls bring back sig tower).  Raleigh is testing the waters with some 40 story proposals. Which is a big deal for a place with a few 30 story towers. 

The Nashville UP forum is the most active I've seen anywhere. What a great community! 

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