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, February 5, 2011

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

...with the manmade environment when you note the difference in attractiveness between types of cinderblock used for buildings' bases.


  1. You know when your obsessed when you want your ashes thrown in the concrete mixture of the foundation of a new skyscraper being poured.

    You know you are obsessed when you compare the size of your genitalia with the proposed height of the yet to be built Signature Tower.

  2. You know when you are obsessed when you would rather look at a new skyscraper than a nude woman.

  3. A-mous,

    Indeed, you are obsessed, my friend.