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revised Signature Tower proposal for Nashville

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Lots of information was presented at the meeting, and I fully support this design. Office and hotel are GONE - all residential. As far as I'm concerned, it's a go. I'll reserve a unit, even.

You can see everything we saw here:

http://signaturetowernashville.com/

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The new architect and design for Signature Tower will be unveiled at Nashville's Civic Design Center at 5:15 on Wednesday (8/17). I have not seen the revised design, but an insider says it is 'beautiful'. I'll try to snap some photos to post later in this thread.

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Try to get pics and show them TOMORROW NIGHT!! I won't be there, but I want to see it sooo bad!

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I was thinking about coming but ive never been down there. Would I just come down and walk in? Also is Tong G himself going to do the unveiling?

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I may actually be there gang. Would love to meet some of ya. Dave it would be great if you could meet my wife as well!

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Lexy, I'm so glad you've made it here. Gang, Lexy's one of the first forumers I got to know. A truly good guy. Welcome, man.

Onyte, the meeting is being held at the Civic Design Center, 138 Butler's Run Building. Visitors are welcome and as their website says, "strongly encouraged." To find the Butler's Run Building, get to Second Ave. and just a few feet down from where Commerce St. hits Second, you'll see a long tunnel that cuts through the buildings to First Avenue. There will be a store on the corner called Agora, a boutique, with a yellow neon sign in the window. The Design Forum is about in the middle, it's all glass so you won't have any trouble knowing where it is. It'll probably be full of people. I'm sure Tony will be there along with the others on his team. I would expect a news camera or two in the mix. I'll be wearing a purple polo, long sleeve shirt, look for a middle aged, balding goofball, and that'll be me. Lexy, poet, and all...hope you can make it. If not...camera will be in hand.

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Lexy, I'm so glad you've made it here. Gang, Lexy's one of the first forumers I got to know. A truly good guy. Welcome, man.

Onyte, the meeting is being held at the Civic Design Center, 138 Butler's Run Building. Visitors are welcome and as their website says, "strongly encouraged." To find the Butler's Run Building, get to Second Ave. and just a few feet down from where Commerce St. hits Second, you'll see a long tunnel that cuts through the buildings to First Avenue. There will be a store on the corner called Agora, a boutique, with a yellow neon sign in the window. The Design Forum is about in the middle, it's all glass so you won't have any trouble knowing where it is. It'll probably be full of people. I'm sure Tony will be there along with the others on his team. I would expect a news camera or two in the mix. I'll be wearing a purple polo, long sleeve shirt, look for a middle aged, balding goofball, and that'll be me. Lexy, poet, and all...hope you can make it. If not...camera will be in hand.

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As far as I am concerned, my wife and I are game for the meeting. Butlers Run is fairly easy to find on Second Avenue. Just smell the Chocolate!

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I would really like to come but I dont think I will have time go home and clean up. I think I would probably look out of place in my Metro Public Works uniform. But if I do make it I will look for you.

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Bring a clean shirt and fake it. Public Works is doing such a good job with Church Street and other projects, they should save you a seat.

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Maybe we can talk to Tony G about it. j/k. Church street is coming along. We have a lot of nice projects going on around the city.

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This is one of the of the most handsome proposed buildings in the southeast.

My opinion....

This will do wonders for Nashville's skyline. Batman building, you have met your match. This building reminds me of a new take on the Chrysler Building in New York City. I love the top. The building is absolutely gorgeous in a restrained elegance sort of way.

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So does anyone know if the tower has been approved by the city yet? Or when it will be...?

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The meeting was very, very informative...even as I sat there looking like a drowned rat.

This all goes public tomorrow, so watch for it in the Tennessean and the City Paper.

The tower is beautiful, the video was stunning. All the graphics, including the 3-D images will be available for view at the Civic Design Center. They'll be there a long time. Go see.

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OMG!! That's beautiful... and not too tall looking among the other buildings. Plus, I think it's a stroke of brilliance on Tony G's part. He's eliminated the office part so he can get started ASAP. This seems to be smart in light of the news in your paper this a.m. about demand exceeding supply of apartments/condos downtown. Plus, he doesn't have to wait to see where the convention center will be going. With this building and Palmer's, plus the Icon in the gulch, Nashville will have a very respectable skyline.

Just my opinion, but I always thought that the Bellsouth building would be better as a "second fiddle" to another grander building. These renderings validate my hunch on that.

Finally, by not adding office space, that will help drive up demand in the near future for new product.

Congratulations, Nashvillians. I'll be watching with interest.

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I forgot to report on my update with my Vandy real estate buddy. He said that there are very strong rumors swirling about that Peabody is planning a 45-50 story hotel to house 1000 additional rooms downtown. As long as we're peddling in rumors here.

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I forgot to report on my update with my Vandy real estate buddy.  He said that there are very strong rumors swirling about that Peabody is planning a 45-50 story hotel to house 1000 additional rooms downtown.  As long as we're peddling in rumors here.

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The Peabody is NOT a rumor, but the floor count is. Peabody is wanting to locate around the new Baseball stadium. No plans have been written in stone yet. Everything is hinged onto the possibility of a new Convention Center (which Peabody has said it will build with the hotel).

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With the ballpark, Nashville's d/t will be awesome.

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Hopefully, it happens. The city has been real hesitant to okay the project due to the public and tax money.

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Thanks ATLbrain. I love Hotlanta. I am going there hopefully in the fall during the pennant races!

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I don't think the Peabody people have any say in that land. Streuver Bros. hasn't mentioned a hotel there, just an expanded residential/retail plan. $230 million (up from $80m) and 600 residential (up from 225).Remember, Peabody asked for $35 million from the city to place a building on that site. Streuver is only asking to buy the land, way under market value, but to buy the land themselves. I say make Peabody build their own hotel. A few reasonable incentives wouldn't hurt, but they wanted the moon.The earlier rendering by Peabody was just one of many proposals...and they weren't selected. There's no more land to spread out on now, so they'll have to get way up to make it financially feasible.

I'm following Brain's rumor on this one. Next week, at the Library is a public input meeting at the Main Library, noon-ish till two-ish with Streuver Bros. August 25th. I'm sure more light will be shed on this topic there. I'm gonna try to make that one too.

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I don't think the Peabody people have any say in that land. Streuver Bros. hasn't mentioned a hotel there, just an expanded residential/retail plan.  $230 million (up from $80m) and 600 residential (up from 225).Remember, Peabody asked for $35 million from the city to place a building on that site. Streuver is only asking to buy the land, way under market value, but to buy the land themselves. I say make Peabody build their own hotel. A few reasonable incentives wouldn't hurt, but they wanted the moon.The earlier rendering by Peabody was just one of many proposals...and they weren't selected. There's no more land to spread out on now, so they'll have to get way up to make it financially feasible.

I'm following Brain's rumor on this one. Next week, at the Library is a public input meeting at the Main Library, noon-ish till two-ish with Streuver Bros. August 25th. I'm sure more light will be shed on this topic there. I'm gonna try to make that one too.

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You know, that is right. I forgot about the public meeting at the Library. I will be anxious to see this as well. This is still a project that the city is wanting to "blend" in with the Rolling Mill Hill area and all the other surrounding areas.

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That is one beautiful building the sig tower reminds me of a bigger version of the frost tower in Austin. I HOPE IT GETs built because that design is awesome

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