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Nashville, TN: Signature Tower

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Now this is some great infill...I am very jealous and would love to see a project like this in downtown Cincy.  Overall I just dont see any negative to this project.  IMO:  great design, works contextually, complements skyline.

 

Here is the skinny on the project:  65 stories, 400 condos, 100 hotel rooms, 1,047 ft. tall, 50,000 sqft of retail, possibly some office space if demand is there.

 

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Website (more images...virtual tour):

http://signaturetowernashville.com/gallery.php

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This, in my opinion, illustrates just about everyone's point on a project that will not only make an incredibly beautiful and impressive impact on a city skyline, but create a mixed-use project that will fit into the urban landscape and add much to the downtown area as a whole, unlike the monstrosity being built in Louisville. I would love to have a building like this in Columbus or Cincinnati (Cleveland already has one, lucky dogs ;) )

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We need something like that on Fountain Square.  Cincy could support it if Nashville can.

 

Damn right.....I say place it a 5th and Race....perfect fit and just what I've been looking for that site for some time.  Hell it could even be 30-40 stories for all I care, just do it!

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I know Nissan is moving their North American HQ from California to Nashville soon, maybe they will be a major tenant.

 

Now lets get Honda to make an impression on the Ohio skyline!

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^Well Signature Tower will not include any office space...so it would seem that Nashville will gain even more with the relocation.

 

As for Honda...I would recommend Cincy! :-D

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I'm in Nashville as we speak, the story on the local news was "Will it be safe in a fire?!".  Well, at least it's a break from Cheatham County pit bull attack stories.   

 

This will be the tallest residential building in the south, with the exception of Miami, but like I've said in other threads, the primary reason why Charlotte and Atlanta have seen so much growth in their downtowns is because they don't have hills, a river, or all the other good areas that Cincinnati has.  Their downtowns are competing only with bland suburbs, not Kentucky, Mt. Adams, other river frontage, or any of that. 

 

Nashville at least has the Cumberland River, but it is not impressive and the Nashville riverfront and its bridges are nothing.  Nashville's downtown could be pretty nice but at present it isn't.  This building will help, but the downtown still lacks a central plaza and there are tons of parking lots and low buildings like old auto body shops within 3 blocks of this location.     

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I know Nissan is moving their North American HQ from California to Nashville soon, maybe they will be a major tenant.

 

Now lets get Honda to make an impression on the Ohio skyline!

 

Nope. Nissan will be locating in Williamson county (which is one county south of Davidson--Nashville's county).  Its sprawlopolis down there and it aint pretty.

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Nashville at least has the Cumberland River, but it is not impressive and the Nashville riverfront and its bridges are nothing.

 

Ohio River > Cumberland any day of the week. Nashville doesn't have shit when it comes to the riverfront.

 

...hell, Toledo's riverfront blows Nashville's out of the water. Maumee River > Cumberland any season except winter (the Maumee freezes). :-D

 

Regardless, I think every Ohio city probably has some penis envy right now. This new tower in Nashville is awesome. I'm glad it will take the signature title away from that Batman shit...

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Yeah the Ohio River, from around where the Kentucky River joins it between Louisville and Cincinnati and then up to Pittsburgh is one of the more underrated scenic elements in the US, however, I think the Tennessee River is probably the most dramatic river in the east, with 1,000ft. forested bluffs and unusually clear water. Even though the Cumberland roughly parallels the Tennessee, the character of the two are quite different. 

 

Nashville's riverfront development is way behind Cincinnati's and has nowhere near the potential anyway.  And Nashville has a fair amount of decent old buildings and some classic urban streetscapes but I'd still put it a notch or two below Columbus. 

 

As for the floorplan for this building, the costs of the units are incredibly inflated compared to what I'd be willing to pay to live in such small spaces.  The cheapest units are around $400K, and they're not much bigger than a typical hotel room.  The larger units in the upper floors look like they'd be pretty nice, with main rooms staggered diagonally, but they're way out of pretty much everyone's price range. 

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This is the opposite for me of alot of towers that I see being built.  I like the way that this building interacts with the street.  But it is uninspiring beyond that.  The spire, especially, seems half baked, like it's trying to be art deco without paying for a full spire by using massive vanes.  I do like the balconies, though.

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Between this one and the one in Louisville, I'm especially thankful that QCS is going full steam ahead in Cincy. 

 

(Though I have to admit, I like the renderings of this one quite a bit more than the Louisville project.) 

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