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Old August 1st, 2006, 02:15 AM   #61
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Thank you,

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This project is expected to cost $275 Million.

The Hotel Operastor was announced today. It will be Kimpton Hotels. They plan to open a 200 Room Hotel Palomar in the bottom 10 floors of the Tower. With this announcement along with nearly 40% of the units already reserved, this project is pracitically a cinch to get built. Here's a link to the announcement:

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060731/BUSINESS01/60731008

Here's the article:

Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group to have boutique hotel in Signature Tower
10-story hotel is key part of the $275 million skyscraper

By CHAS SISK
Staff Writer


Developer Tony Giarratana has picked a West Coast firm to run a 10-story boutique hotel at the base of his Signature Tower.

Giarratana said this morning that San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group has been given a 15-year contract to operate a 200-room boutique hotel and restaurant on the building’s bottom floors. The hotel is a key part of the $275 million project.

Kimpton will put a Hotel Palomar in the building, the company’s sixth with that name. The hotel will feature a four-star caliber restaurant, room service, a concierge and a spa.

Giarratana has proposed a 65-story tower that would rise on the corner of 5th Avenue North and Church Street downtown. The building would be the tallest in the Southeast and would have 400 condominiums that share amenities with the hotel below.

Giarratana expects to start construction on the building in early 2007.
Thank you for your comment, especially thank you for the information of the building. It won't cost that much, I thought it would cost over 400 milion dollars. Surprisingly, it will only cost 275 million dollars.
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Old August 1st, 2006, 02:25 AM   #62
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That building would totally be in my top 10. OMG its beutiful, congrats Nashvillians.
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Old August 1st, 2006, 02:29 AM   #63
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Old August 1st, 2006, 05:07 AM   #64
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So Nashville really does have a "Nashville Skyline". Odd that this building is to be the largest outside Chicago and New York. I felt sure Houston, Atlanta or Miami would have taller.
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Old August 5th, 2006, 05:39 AM   #65
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See all the surprised looks on your faces?

This is just Nashville's "suck my balls" to the rest of America, is all.

I'm damn proud of them.
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Old August 5th, 2006, 12:07 PM   #66
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I love this building so much, It looks really good as it combines a good sense of symmetry with modern flair. It's the Chrysler of the 21st century, I could say.
Just to ask, how tall is 1000 feet in metres?
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Old August 5th, 2006, 03:05 PM   #67
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Great Nashville,
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Old August 7th, 2006, 05:33 PM   #68
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What type of restaurants does Kimpton usually put in their hotels?
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Old August 8th, 2006, 11:22 PM   #69
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Library Tower in Los Angeles is taller if you don't include the spire, and has more stories.

That's not in New York or Chicago.
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Old August 9th, 2006, 07:44 PM   #70
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Library Tower in Los Angeles is taller if you don't include the spire, and has more stories.

That's not in New York or Chicago.
So? There goes that mindset of "spires don't count" as if spires are some sort of cheat. Well, it depends on the spire. This particular spire is not cheap and in fact adds millions to the cost of the buiding. I guess in the world of the "spires are cheats" crowd, every building must have a flat roof with floors all the way to the top.

And Signature is a heck of a lot more stylish and architecturally pleasing to the eye than Liberty Tower (not library tower).
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Old August 9th, 2006, 07:57 PM   #71
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I'm hella jealous of Nashville. We have some good ones going up in Baltimore, but damn I wan't that one.
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Old August 10th, 2006, 04:18 AM   #72
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Quote:
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So? There goes that mindset of "spires don't count" as if spires are some sort of cheat. Well, it depends on the spire. This particular spire is not cheap and in fact adds millions to the cost of the buiding. I guess in the world of the "spires are cheats" crowd, every building must have a flat roof with floors all the way to the top.

And Signature is a heck of a lot more stylish and architecturally pleasing to the eye than Liberty Tower (not library tower).
I am definately saddened by this, it is and will always be known as LIBRARY TOWER, even though it is now known as US BANK TOWER!!

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...lr%3D%26sa%3DG

This is Liberty Tower
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Old August 10th, 2006, 04:45 AM   #73
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I have relatives in Nashville. Glad to see a project like this going up. Its a nice building, itll be a great addition to the skyline.

Is it located on a hill or is that just me? If it is thats cool
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Old August 10th, 2006, 05:08 PM   #74
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Awesome looking tower Nashville, man you guys are sooooo doggone lucky . Congrats......
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Old August 11th, 2006, 07:53 AM   #75
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I am definately saddened by this, it is and will always be known as LIBRARY TOWER, even though it is now known as US BANK TOWER!!

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...lr%3D%26sa%3DG

This is Liberty Tower
My error. But my point was that buildings need different shapes on the top and some spires and crowns are actually an integral part of the design, not just some cheap ornament thrown up to gain a few feet.

Some spires don't look good. Our very own BOA Atlanta's spire looks unfinished in the daytime but looks awesome lit up at night. US Bank Tower in LA is not a bad building but the top looks chopped off as if it needs something, not sure what. Although I will give it credit for taking a starring role in Independance Day movie.

Empire State Building's spire has never looked good to me. Chrysler building's looks much better but gets too pointed too quickly, almost like a syringe.

BOA Charlotte's crown and the top of Key Tower in Cleveland are very excellent.

Just IMO
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Old August 11th, 2006, 03:20 PM   #76
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Great design! I think it's going to be an icon.
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Old August 11th, 2006, 11:18 PM   #77
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My error. But my point was that buildings need different shapes on the top and some spires and crowns are actually an integral part of the design, not just some cheap ornament thrown up to gain a few feet.

Some spires don't look good. Our very own BOA Atlanta's spire looks unfinished in the daytime but looks awesome lit up at night. US Bank Tower in LA is not a bad building but the top looks chopped off as if it needs something, not sure what. Although I will give it credit for taking a starring role in Independance Day movie.

Empire State Building's spire has never looked good to me. Chrysler building's looks much better but gets too pointed too quickly, almost like a syringe.

BOA Charlotte's crown and the top of Key Tower in Cleveland are very excellent.

Just IMO
I agree with you. Some spires are an integral part of the buildings design, and therefore I have no problem including them in the building's overall height. Fortunately, I think the spire of Signature Tower fits that category well, and so do all of the buildings that you listed. However, there are some spires (very tall thin ones) that seem not to be an integral part of the design, IMO. I have a hard time accepting the building's true height as including such a spire. Here's a few examples of buildings that I think the spire's height should not be included because the spire seems to have been almost as an afterthought, and not really an integral part of the design:

The New York Times Building (U/C)
The Bank of America Building, New York (U/C)
The Petronas Towers (Close call but the spires are way too thin for my taste)
The Trump Tower, Chicago (U/C)

These are but a few that fit in that category, IMO.
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Old August 13th, 2006, 01:39 PM   #78
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Old August 13th, 2006, 04:43 PM   #79
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wow, good for Nashville.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 05:11 AM   #80
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Awesome building but I wouldn't want to fall and land on top of it.

Just to chime in my 2 cents....
If there is any confusion over the name of US Bank tower in LA its because the name has been changed 3 times:

1) Library Tower
2) First Interstate World Center
3) Library Tower
4) U.S. Bank Tower (ofically) but also still commonly referred to as Library Tower

Hey and one more thing, will there be country music in the elevators?
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