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21 minutes ago, LA_TN said:

They were not removed, it has always been like that, since the day it was built 

Let's hope not! That red brick monstrosity is the most important building in Middle Tennessee. We would not have this site (UP) without it!! :)

No there used to be glass panels. I have an old pic I will share once I find it. 

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1 hour ago, markhollin said:

TBT: Aerial view of Nashville grid, circa 1959.

 

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Wooooooo! Time to bring in the interstate and f%*& that s%$ up! Urban renewal/"progress"!

https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2014/01/what-interstate-highway-system-should-have-looked/8097/

https://seattletransitblog.com/2012/03/10/eisenhower-didnt-want-highways-through-cities/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/f-kaid-benfield/do-freeways-belong-inside_b_7260586.html

“In Tennessee, plans for the construction of Interstate 40 were in fact redrawn to route the highway through the flourishing Jefferson Street corridor, home to roughly 80 percent of Nashville’s African-American-owned businesses. Not only did the construction of I-40 destroy this commercial district; it also demolished 650 homes and 27 apartment buildings while erecting physical barriers separating the city’s largest African-American universities: Fisk University, Tennessee A & I University, and Meharry Medical College.”

https://www.vox.com/2015/5/14/8605917/highways-interstate-cities-history

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22 minutes ago, e-dub said:

downtown some time in the 30s.

 

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Less surface parking way back then from the looks of it lol.

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^ Less cars, too. Fascinating picture. It's cool to see buildings like the Ryman, Union Station, and Hume-Fogg and wonder about the long-gone buildings that are sprinkled around them. 

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1 hour ago, markhollin said:

Looking NW at the L&C Tower logo and observation deck:

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I love this building, but it sorely needs to be cleaned.  Are there any plans to wash the outside of the L&C Tower?  It seems a shame to spend so much money redoing the interior and ground floor but leave the rest of the exterior so dirty.

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8 hours ago, markhollin said:

Looking NW at the L&C Tower logo and observation deck:

L&C Tower logo.png

This makes me feel stupid but I had no idea there was an observation deck on the L&C tower. Has it always been there? Does it cost anything to visit it?

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The observation deck has been closed for about twenty years.

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1 hour ago, donNdonelson2 said:

The observation deck has been closed for about twenty years.

I made quite a few trips up there during lunch when I worked in the Life and Casualty mailroom for a year many years ago.

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4 hours ago, chris holman said:

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^^I sure hope we get more designs like JWM in the future.  Really gives us a new, cool vibe in our downtown.

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Looking north from Encore deck:

 

Encore deck, looking north.jpg

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