Creating Places: A Citizen Observer's Look at Nashville's Built Environment

Writer's Note: William Williams' interest in the manmade environment dates to 1970, at which point the then-young Williams started a collection of postcards of city skylines. The collection now numbers 1,000-plus cards. Among the writer's specific interests are exterior building design, city district planning, demographics, signage, mixed-use development, mass transit and green/sustainable construction and living. Williams began his Creating Places column with The City Paper in February 2005. The column in its original form was discontinued in September 2008 and reinvented via this blog in November 2008. Creating Places can be found on the home page of the website of The City Paper, at which Williams has worked in various capacities since October 2000.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Creating Places: Deaderick Street Kiosks

They may not be a sleek new skyscraper, a recently completed mixed-use building of striking 21st century design or a badly needed sidewalk (all of which this writer cherishes as much as enjoying spiked eggnog and How The Grinch Stole Christmas during the holiday season). But the new kiosks that are part of the now-finished — and tastefully done — Deaderick Street streetscape improvement project are outstanding additions to downtown Nashville. Large, colorful, detailed and useful, the kiosks are very big city.


  1. It's fairly ridiculous there are no photos of the things you write about on this blog. Is there any particular reason you don't include photos?

  2. I hope hoping to see some pictures myself.

  3. Here are a couple of links with photos...

    Picture of kiosk

    Hope the links come through as I couldn't copy and paste.

  4. CP, his readers know about all of these projects as we all follow the built environment religiously. We don't need the photo's, and they are easily found on the internet at:

  5. He should post photos (not "photo's") of the visual things he's writing about. Duh.