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.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Creating Places: Cranes on Omni site

The Omni Hotel/Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum construction site now shows four crane segments, with three seemingly being base pieces (a three-crane setup looming?). On this theme, Omni Hotel might represent the only building of 10 floors or more to be constructed in Nashville during the next two years. I surely hope that does not end up being the case as some of my skyscraper geek friends my need psychological counseling if so.

9 comments:

  1. "10 floors or more" perhaps... but the Omni is still going to be just another squatty box. Too bad they did not propose something tall and dynamic to add a signature building to the skyline. This one will be virtuallly invisible.

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  2. Go to cranewatchdog.com and check out the omni and music city center

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  3. A-Mous,

    Agreed on the "squatty box" point. I was hoping for slender and distinctive with Omni. Sadly, we will not be getting that.

    WW

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  4. The City probably encourgaed the squatty box - they don't want the Omni to be prettier than their new convention center...

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  5. Who owns the land the omni hotel is being built on the city of nashville
    How many local workers will it hire the lies that Holly McCall tells on the local workers on the music city center i guess

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  6. When is the city paper going to start reporting on the lies from MCC look at what channel 4 news has done and you guys only report what holly tells you to

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