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, March 4, 2012

Creating Places: Density view

Standing (or even driving) at about 167 20th Ave. S. in Midtown offers a fairly impressive view of building density (at least by Nashville standards). This photo does not do the vista justice, so check it out yourself when you get a chance.


  1. Did you upload the wrong photo? What are we supposed to be seeing here?

  2. You are my "density". - George McFly

  3. Greater urban density does gradually seem to be happening in central Nashville. Still a long way to go. Hopefully, we'll end up with an ideal blend/balance of density and open space, making a truly enjoyable place to live, work, shop, visit....