The City Paper, Monday, April 6, 2009:
But a building boom might not be the cure all. Even if everything lines up perfectly — if the right type of funding materializes in the next few months and workers at the sites spend enough of their incomes — the building projects may not be a part of our recession-beating recipe. Simply put, we might have missed our window.
Nashville has several private and public "planned projects" that can't seem to get going, thanks to the current state of the economy. Even when things improve, I doubt that Signature Tower will ever be built, and if it does happen, it likely won't reach the 1,030 feet height that was initially projected. It's a shame. I was looking forward to the improved skyline. The West End Summit project actually did break ground, but construction has been suspended, so now we have a huge pit at 1600 West End Avenue, for no telling how long. At least Music City Central (MTA Downtown Station) was completed. That block looks so much better now.
Signature Tower, (Wikipedia)
West End Summit, (Wikipedia)
Music City Center, (Wikipedia)
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