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.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Creating Places: The color of Vista Germantown

This photo (taken about two weeks ago) shows six colors on the south face of Vista Germantown (which nears completion on Jefferson Street). I've counted at least three others. Are nine (perhaps even 10) colors excessive for a building or does Nashville need some infill structures that "push the color palette envelope"? As Linda Richmond would say on Coffee Talk, "Talk amongst yourselves."

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