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.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Creating Places: A take on the Trolley Barns
Of particular note, and located near the Trolley Barns overlooking the Cumberland River, the Nashville Civic Design Center has installed various large-scale images that are the results of an international competition involving how the riverfront, East Bank and greenways could look and function in the future. The creations of the 17 remaining finalist will be on display through Oct. 14 and you can vote for your favorite through today. (Read here for more info.)