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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Creating Places: The Astoria

Work on The Astoria (located in Green Hills' Bedford Commons) is nearing completion. This is a very attractive building. Very nice materials (primarily stone and metal), massing and color scheme. The symmetry as displayed by the windows and doors shows nice balance. In short, the exterior of The Astoria shows a 21st century aesthetic with a nice nod to the traditional. Well done.

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