music city center

Those of you that know me know that I’ve never been keen on a new convention center as a priority in Nashville. But despite that, it seems that it is one. I’m happy to report that a group of concerned citizens have released a design study with some recommendations, and they’ve really outdone themselves:

The design of the Music City Center will be key, and for this reason we have crafted a conceptual design study.

We advocate that the main hall be sunk into the site’s slope, and that its roof become a series of thriving public plazas, wrapped by mixed-use buildings with active streetfronts and accessed by a maintained street grid as 6th and 7th Avenues are converted into pedestrian thoroughfares rather than obliterated or entombed by the sort of “typical” convention center we do not want or need.

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