Giarratana unveils trio of proposed skyscrapers
Published November 3, 2011 by William Williams
Tony Giarratana — arguably the city’s most high-profile developer and unarguably its king of skyscraper projects — has revealed plans for three new towers, including an office building that would rise up to 700 feet and easily rank as Nashville’s tallest and most cutting-edge structure.
To see Giarratana Development’s plan, check the company’s newly updated website. Eye-catching, indeed.
The trio of skyscrapers includes a 315-room four-star hotel for an unnamed brand. Straddling the western wall of Encore in SoBro, the hotel would be located on the corner of Fourth Avenue South and Molloy Street across from the rising Omni Nashville Hotel. Based on the images, the building — though bold — would be the least dramatic of the three.
The office tower is to be called 505 CST (for the structure’s 505 Church St. location) and would rise on the site for which Giarratana long envisioned the since-scrapped Signature Tower. The undulating 505 CST looks to be at least 40 stories and includes a 1,000-car parking garage, a 6,000-square-foot ballroom and a 200-room five-star hotel. The architect is Chicago-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, which has designed some of the world’s most striking skyscrapers.
Thanks! I think this has a very good shot at getting built with the way things are going in Nashville right now.Very cool building. Hope it gets the go-ahead. :yes:
The Federal Aviation Administration has granted additional air space for Tony Giarratana's proposed 505 CST tower downtown, Nashville Post reports.
Giarratana Development unveiled plans for a 605-foot mixed-use tower at 505 Church St., where Giarratana once planned his Signature Tower, in 2011.
According to the Post, the FAA has approved enough air space to allow the proposed tower to reach 770 feet tall. For comparison, downtown's tallest structure, the AT&T Building, reaches 617 feet.
Keeping my fingers crossed!...^^ Wow!! That's even better news. :yes: Nashville deserves a nice tall one like this.
Signature tower was a great proposal (that almost got started by the way) but this new tower is a FAR better design IMO. The fact that the architect/designers are aiming for LEED platinum is the icing on the cake! Signature was just too tall and too skinny to look good in our skyline, and it would have stuck out waay too much.Yeah, I hope this does rise all the way. I was really bummed when the Signature tower wasn't built. That was an awesome tower.
All I've read since this tower was initially proposed was that the architects were aiming for LEED platinum status. I suppose if this tower were to start rising, some of that stuff could be left out if it came down to it (budget) but I highly doubt it. Reading all the information out there about this tower, it seem's that the designers made it a point to make the LEED platinum status they were aiming for a focal point of the tower.Really hoping this one gets built in the LEED way that it was proposed. That would really help to set a new standard in building design for the region.