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, May 30, 2012

Creating Places: Hyatt Place update

I noticed this morning some workers on the SoBro site that will be home to the 255-room Hyatt Place. With the site cleared (razing of the Rock City Machine Co. Building was completed earlier this month), today's effort seemingly would signal construction of the 13-story hotel has officially begun. Read more here.

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