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Old April 30th, 2006, 07:24 PM   #21
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Great design, I really like it. Interesting crown too.
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Old April 30th, 2006, 08:15 PM   #22
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Very nice one I like it a lot
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Old April 30th, 2006, 08:27 PM   #23
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Beautiful tower, lovely design and the crown is great!
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Old April 30th, 2006, 08:46 PM   #24
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Great Tower!! I'm happy for nashville.

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Old April 30th, 2006, 09:07 PM   #25
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awesome! Glad to see this being built in Nashville---one of the best cities in the South.
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Old April 30th, 2006, 11:07 PM   #26
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impressive design and height

it will suit Nashville's skyline

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Old April 30th, 2006, 11:31 PM   #27
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Old April 30th, 2006, 11:37 PM   #28
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That looks great! It would definitely look imposing in the Nashville skyline. Is there no taller building outside NY and Chicago? Amazing.
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Old April 30th, 2006, 11:50 PM   #29
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nice good for nashville
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Old April 30th, 2006, 11:53 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Plasticman
Look at the pics. The spire is typical in ratio but is designed to be a part of the buiding, not just something to boost the height. Atlanta should design something that cool.

As far as 65 floors, Atlanta's BOA tower is 1,023' and only 55 floors. Add to that the fact that residential/hotel towers tend to have more height per floor and it is easily 1,000+ feet.
Office building tend to have higher floor to floor ratios than residential or hotel. Average office floor height is between 13 to 15 ft. per floor. Residential or hotel is between 9 to 12 ft. per floor. This Signature tower has got some higher than average floor to floor ratios going on. Plus, the top floors look to be even WAY higher than the rest. And the spire/crown looks to be around 200 to 230 ft. A VERY beautiful tower, indeed!
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Old May 1st, 2006, 02:16 AM   #31
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Someone asked what the tallest is. Currently it is the Bellsouth Tower at 617 feet. Recently topped off is the 404 foot Viridian Tower. More Towers of 20, 22, 23, 25 floors each are breaking ground this month. This, however is ashtonishing for us here in Nashville!

There will be a 100 foot hole excavated in the limestone bedrock for underground parking. This however won't take too long because Signature Tower will be built on a surface parking lot which is on top of 25 feet of fill dirt. There was a building there previously that had three stories of underground parking. When it was torn down, the garage space was filled with dirt and then paved over.

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Ground breaking January 2007

Excavation finished October 2007

Piles or Caissons in place that same month

First move in on lower floors late 2008

Top out and final move in late 2009
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Old May 1st, 2006, 02:24 AM   #32
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What a beautiful, classy building! I'm excited for Nashville.
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Old May 1st, 2006, 02:35 AM   #33
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well i for one am pissed. lol, they beat Miami. It's the damn FAA. naw, just kidding, i like it. it fits the area, congrats.
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Old May 1st, 2006, 03:30 AM   #34
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Great for Nashville,it's a beauty.
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Old May 1st, 2006, 03:56 AM   #35
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It looks too tall for Nashville!

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Old May 1st, 2006, 06:45 PM   #36
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Wow awesome building!
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 12:35 AM   #37
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Good for Nashville... I am quite surprise that Nashville will have the tallest US tower outside of NYC and Chicago....
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Old May 7th, 2006, 07:18 AM   #38
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Nice tower for Nashville, congrats to them if it breaks ground.
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Old May 7th, 2006, 07:42 AM   #39
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Wow! So Signature Tower's been upsized? It was originally proposed at 55 storeys & 700ft/213m. Now it's up to 65 storeys & 1047ft/319m (see this thread)

Facts from Emporis (Signature Tower page is here):
- If plans for the tower are rejected, the developer has plans for a smaller, scaled-back office tower on the same site.
- In being a true mixed-use project, this would contain 400 condo units, a 100-200-room boutique hotel, 300,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of retail space.
- If constructed, this will be the tallest building in both Nashville and Tennessee surpassing the BellSouth Building, and will also become the tallest building in the USA outside of New York and Chicago surpassing the Bank of America Plaza in Atlanta.

You can see some renders of the old design at www.giarratana.com/Signature.asp. Unfortuntely all the stuff from the official website at www.signaturetowernashville.com has been removed - it's just a registration form now.
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Old May 7th, 2006, 08:27 AM   #40
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looks fantastic. But before I get my hopes up, has it been fully approved and ready to start digging or does it need to pass any more approval?. I live in NYC. All i hear about is has to go before this committee and then that and get approved for that and it goes on and on.
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