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.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Creating Places: You know you're obsessed...

...with the manmade environment when the most exciting point of your weekend is your noticing a steel-framed extension of the east wall of the Music City Center convention facility.


  1. Hopefully that excitement will remain when the entire building is finished.

  2. It looks to be progressing nicely and its a nice thing to see. I have a question I wanted to ask. What are your thoughts on the re-development of the fairgrounds and the potential impact it could have on the city built environment?