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Old April 4th, 2007, 06:46 AM   #1
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NASHVILLE | The Pinacle | 417ft | 29 fl | U/C

Our neighbor to the north, Nashville is getting another great looking highrise in Bass, Berry, and Sims "The Crown". Here is an article and a rendering. With the 1,057' Signature Tower, the Veridian, and several other projects, this one is just more icing.

http://www.nashvillepost.com/news/20...or_sobro_tower

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Old April 4th, 2007, 09:15 PM   #2
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Looks a little like IFC 1 in Hong Kong.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 10:05 PM   #3
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nice tower. good for nashville!
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Old April 5th, 2007, 11:38 PM   #4
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here's a rendering of the skyline from ariesjones at ssp

and here's a bigger rendering of the first picture you showed from plasticman at ssp



here's an old article from the nashville post

Atlanta developer officially files for a 28-story SoBro tower


08-03-2006 4:28 PM — A 28-story office tower south of Broadway is no longer just talk. This afternoon, Atlanta developer Barry Real Estate Co. filed plans with Metro Planning Commission for the building, which would be anchored by law firm Bass Berry & Sims.

This building would sit on a parking lot just south of the Shelby Pedestrian Bridge and would exceed the 220-foot height limit on buildings in that part of downtown. The developer has filed for a zone change to "specific plan," a new zoning designation Metro Council passed last year to give developers more flexibility.

For Barry Real Estate, it would mean being able to exceed the height limit. Developer Alex S. Palmer recently received commission approval so he could build as high as 400 feet on his West End Summit anchored by an InterContinental Hotel.

The Barry building's height is an issue with planning director Rick Bernhardt as is the proposed Westin hotel project along lower Broad between Second and Third Avenues.

Nashville architect Gary Everton, who has designed the building, said in a statement, "We feel the slenderness of the tower, rather than the bulk of an entire city block built out at 220 feet, mitigates the height issue."

Initial plans include 22 floors of office space on top of six stories of parking that can hold 1,082 cars. Those floors would total 450,000 square feet of office space. Its base also will include retail and space for an upscale restaurant.

The commission is expected to consider the plans at its Sept. 14 meeting. Construction would start next year and be completed in 2009 provided the approval process is smooth. If the commission rejects the zone change, the developer then can take its chances with the Metro Council.

The developer has lined up a stout team. Nashville attorney Tom White, a partner in Tune, Entrekin & White, is representing Barry Real Estate, and public relations firm McNeely Pigott & Fox is now in the middle of its second controversial development project. The firm also is working with the Westin developers.

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Old April 6th, 2007, 04:37 AM   #5
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The latest info on the height of this tower is 435 Ft and 28 stories. Construction is slated to start no later than the end of this summer with completion in late 2009. Here's a recent article on the project from the Nashville City Paper:

http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/in...&news_id=55452

Bass, Berry & Sims finalizes lease for SoBro highrise space
By William Williams, [email protected]
April 03, 2007

Nashville-based law firm Bass, Berry & Sims announced Monday it has signed a lease agreement to be the anchor tenant for the proposed 28-story SoBro tower to rise next to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and tentatively to be called The Bass, Berry & Sims Tower.

Terms of the lease were not disclosed.

Since 1922, Bass, Berry & Sims has operated from downtown (currently in the AmSouth Building) and will move into the building, originally referred to loosely as The Crown, in 2010.

Full-scale construction on the 435-foot-tall tower is slated to begin no later than the end of this summer, according to the developer, Atlanta-based Barry Real Estate Companies, Inc. When finished by late 2009, the high-rise will stand about 25 feet taller than the L&C Tower.

The firm’s future home — to be bordered by Second Avenue South on the east, Demonbreun Street on the South, Third Avenue South on the west and the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge on the north —will feature an attorneys’ lounge, an outdoor terrace for meetings and receptions, and a full floor of conference space, according to BB&S Managing Partner Keith Simmons. BB&S, which has 165 attorneys and 200 staff in its downtown office, will occupy about 163,500 square feet of the building’s 499,000 feet total, he added.

“We decided we wanted to make a major commitment to Nashville and downtown, and this exciting project gave us that opportunity,” Simmons said in a release.

Simmons said the firm will occupy the top seven floors in the building, plus portions of the sixth and seventh floors.

Pickard Chilton & Associates of New Haven, Conn., and Everton Oglesby Architects of Nashville are handling architectural efforts. ASD, of Atlanta, will design the interiors of the law firm offices. Brasfield & Gorrie will serve as general contractor. Other contributors include TRC Engineers, Civil and Site Engineering, and Hawkins Partners.

Barry has yet to announce a price tag for the project or what entity will finance it.

The Bass, Berry & Sims Tower will offer floor-to-ceiling glass exterior walls, an upscale restaurant and retail area, and a parking facility. An outside terrace facing south and east on the seventh floor will be able to accommodate as many as 300 people and will be used for meetings, receptions and other gatherings, Simmons said.

Once opened, the building is expected to be the first new downtown Nashville building to gain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification. The building’s LEED features will range from energy-efficient materials to a recycling center to parking facilities that encourage bicycle and small vehicle use.

Metro Councilman Mike Jameson, in whose District 6 the tower will rise, sponsored the zoning for the office project and stressed the need for environmental features.

“I commend Barry and Bass, Berry & Sims for the leadership they have shown in making this a LEED-certified building,” Jameson said in a statement.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 08:14 AM   #6
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Looks like The Frost Bank Tower in Austin w/out a crown+The 300 North Lasalle in Chicago.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 07:38 PM   #7
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^Yeah, you can definitely tell its by Pickard Chilton just by the rendering and crown.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #8
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When I first saw the render I was almost sure it was a Cesar Pelli project,but I was wrong.It's not an original building,but as a big fan of "Neo-Art Deco" buildings I have to say I loved it!
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Old April 6th, 2007, 07:51 PM   #9
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Looks like The Frost Bank Tower in Austin w/out a crown+The 300 North Lasalle in Chicago.
agree, thought the same
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Old April 6th, 2007, 08:35 PM   #10
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This thread title was not posted to WDNF (World Development News Forums) standard.
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Old April 7th, 2007, 05:45 AM   #11
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Does the crown/the top is different in color with the tower?
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Old April 14th, 2007, 01:32 AM   #12
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Kinda looks like a short and stubby verson of the Williams Tower in Houston...but non the less is a very attractive and i can see why the people of Nashville would be excited to have such a well finished and colorful building. Thumbs up SOLIDER- CAPTAIN AMERICA - MARVAEL vs. CAPCOM 2
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Old December 28th, 2007, 12:50 AM   #13
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here are some updates from ariesjow at ssp



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Old December 28th, 2007, 05:22 AM   #14
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cool looking, kind boxy, but cool
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Old December 28th, 2007, 09:50 AM   #15
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Indeed, it isn't the most original building in the world but the design is still attractive.
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Old December 28th, 2007, 09:53 AM   #16
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Wow, I just realized that post is messed up, kind boxy supposed to be kind of boxy and i said it was cool twice lol... Meant to say it's a cool looking structure, kind of boxy, but very interesting.. lol
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Old December 28th, 2007, 01:43 PM   #17
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Great news!!
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Old January 9th, 2008, 04:33 AM   #18
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Very nice design: strong, muscular and masculine! If this building was a person it would have a hairy chest!
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Very nice design: strong, muscular and masculine! If this building was a person it would have a hairy chest!
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actually this building looks like a small version of 2IFC
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