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This is the 'bits and pieces' thread. So I'd like to know why the original plan for the L&C tower was scaled back. And what did the original look like? 

Also, Baron Akim referred to the 'old L&C tower' at the far right of the color photo, but I believe that was the old National Life building. Not sure but I think L&C was run out of a building that still stands on 4th Avenue. It's adjacent to the 'new' tower.  

https://goo.gl/maps/4Zus7pyoGTK2M5YM6

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1 hour ago, MLBrumby said:

This is the 'bits and pieces' thread. So I'd like to know why the original plan for the L&C tower was scaled back. And what did the original look like? 

Also, Baron Akim referred to the 'old L&C tower' at the far right of the color photo, but I believe that was the old National Life building. Not sure but I think L&C was run out of a building that still stands on 4th Avenue. It's adjacent to the 'new' tower.  

https://goo.gl/maps/4Zus7pyoGTK2M5YM6

Because Nashville.  

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6 hours ago, Baronakim said:

 Sadly, the art deco  Tennessee Building (14 stories) seen at right at 6th & Church, was eventually demolished for crappy apartments in the 80s?.  

Thanks for sharing those photos. The crappy apartments (The Cumberland) that replaced the Tennessee Theater (in the Warner Building) were built by Tony Giarratana in the mid '90s. I believe he had razed the old building in the late '80s and then the land was a parking lot for several years.  I remember when the Cumberland, which is around the corner from my office, was being built. My coworkers and I commented that it was the very latest in East German Revival Architecture.

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8 hours ago, MLBrumby said:

This is the 'bits and pieces' thread. So I'd like to know why the original plan for the L&C tower was scaled back. And what did the original look like? 

Also, Baron Akim referred to the 'old L&C tower' at the far right of the color photo, but I believe that was the old National Life building. Not sure but I think L&C was run out of a building that still stands on 4th Avenue. It's adjacent to the 'new' tower.  

https://goo.gl/maps/4Zus7pyoGTK2M5YM6

So the building to the left of the L&C (before/during construction)  was around 2 to 3 stories tall and then floors added after the L&c was completed?

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Apparently it was expanded with additional floors, but when and how much is what I'm unclear on. Was hoping for some additional info. It's a fairly attractive, albeit somewhat unremarkable building. Next to the tower, it's even unnoticeable. So with this question, what used to be at the site (corner) where the tower was built? 

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Where is the best surface parking lot to park in that is reasonable in downtown during a weekday?  Is it over the river  by the Nissan Stadium?  I dont mind walking some for cheaper parking.    Lets say I am heading to the AT&T building for example.  Help a tourist out LOL. 

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2 minutes ago, KJHburg said:

Where is the best surface parking lot to park in that is reasonable in downtown during a weekday?  Is it over the river  by the Nissan Stadium?  I dont mind walking some for cheaper parking.    Lets say I am heading to the AT&T building for example.  Help a tourist out LOL. 

I assume you must have a large vehicle if you want surface.  I think you can park at Nissan Stadium parking lots for $5 and walk across the pedestrian bridge.  However, not sure when your time ends there and when you would have to re-up.  The best parking is probably the downtown library, but it is a garage.

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1 minute ago, japan said:

I assume you must have a large vehicle if you want surface.  I think you can park at Nissan Stadium parking lots for $5 and walk across the pedestrian bridge.  However, not sure when your time ends there and when you would have to re-up.  The best parking is probably the downtown library, but it is a garage.

thanks and I do have a truck and I find only certain garages are okay.   We have some in Charlotte but many are very tight.  If you have know of a garage with more larger spaces let me know.  

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Lot R is usually free during the week. If you are on the stadium side it is the lot on the south side of the pedestrian bridge. Sometimes its closed for special events.

Also if you get there early, the street parking between the stadium and the river is free.

If all else fails, Germantown is an option. It is a bit of a hike into downtown,  maybe 20 minutes but street parking is free.

If you are needing to park close to the Gulch there is free on street parking on Hawkins just off 12th.

 

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Thanks @Baronakim for the photos. Those really make you realize that it seems almost completely random as to what buildings will survive and which will be torn down.  The Holston House survived, but everything around it did not. Same can be said for buildings around the capital.

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4 hours ago, CaptainJilliams said:

Not sure if this was posted here yet, but Expedia makes travel videos for various cities and just a month or two back they finally made one for Nashville:

 

For me they are always a fun watch, especially to see if they include any hidden gems or if they stick to the basic tourist hotspots. A lot of nice shots of the skyline, but you can tell it's a couple months old just from seeing certain projects in the background. 

This is a really good overview of the diversity of the city in things to do, architecture, and natural beauty.  

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