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Old 05-30-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I think it is sad that so many historic places were demolished. I had no idea that there were mansions and such on Broadway. Sickening.

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Old 05-30-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN (USA)
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One point that may have been missed is Downtown Nashville is better because of the way it feels from ground level, not how it looks from afar. Most streets in Downtown Louisville don't even feel urban because of all the parking lots. Louisville made some terrible decisions in the 50s and 60s and is still paying for them today.

Here is a website of the beautiful buildings that once graced Downtown's streets:
Louisville after the Bombings? (The Thumbnails)

San Antonio's skyline is hardly impressive, yet it has one of the most vibrant downtowns in the US
Thanks for the link to lost Louisville buildings. I thought we lost a considerable amount to urban renewal but you guys lost some true gems. The Customs House was the saddest for me as it was gorgeous.
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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This is one of the reasons we are going to move out of Louisville someday. I want somewhere that actually PRESERVES its history rather than destroy it
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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That is why Nashville does not have a loop or bypass, too many historic buildings and trees would have to be demolished and the residents have fought it and won so far. It does make traffic a nightmare though.
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:41 PM
 
Location: louisville, ky
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too bad signature tower is not gonna get built. sorry nashville.
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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That is why Nashville does not have a loop or bypass, too many historic buildings and trees would have to be demolished and the residents have fought it and won so far. It does make traffic a nightmare though.
Actually, freeway bypasses preserve most historic architecture, it's building them through the heart of the city that destroys so many historic buildings. In Europe most freeways end before going Downtown, with Loops carrying all through traffic

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DON'T assume that Louisville is finished destroying history - just drive through L'ville's oldest neighborhood (Portland) and count all the abandoned buildings

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Old 05-31-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Dixie, that's why we use the Briley. Good bypass around town. Few more miles but not using 3 different interstates in the same city. We spent some time last summer seeing historic sites around Nashville. Started out at Ft. Nashborough, the settlement that started Nashville. You can look across the the Titan's stadium. We went around 8:30 or 9 in the morning and we didn't want to stay long. That looked like one of the major area for the homeless. I have nothing against the homeless, but we had two of our granddaughters with us and they were a little nervous.
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:06 PM
 
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Actually, freeway bypasses preserve most historic architecture, it's building them through the heart of the city that destroys so many historic buildings. In Europe most freeways end before going Downtown, with Loops carrying all through traffic

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DON'T assume that Louisville is finished destroying history - just drive through L'ville's oldest neighborhood (Portland) and count all the abandoned buildings

http://static2.bareka.com/photos/medium/10790701.jpg (broken link)

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I am speaking specifically about the historic Belle Meade district which is west of Nashville.
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:00 PM
 
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Dixie, that's why we use the Briley. Good bypass around town. Few more miles but not using 3 different interstates in the same city. We spent some time last summer seeing historic sites around Nashville. Started out at Ft. Nashborough, the settlement that started Nashville. You can look across the the Titan's stadium. We went around 8:30 or 9 in the morning and we didn't want to stay long. That looked like one of the major area for the homeless. I have nothing against the homeless, but we had two of our granddaughters with us and they were a little nervous.

Yes, Briley Parkway, though out of the way some makes a semicircle around the northern part of Nashville. If you are going through at rush hour it can be better. My son used to have baseball games in Franklin, TN and we always would be going through at about 4:00 in the afternoon...not fun.
There is a homeless problem in Nashville. Did you go down on Broadway and around Second Avenue? There are some characters on the streets down there. My brother in law worked downtown years ago and the homeless begging for money was a realy problem. I think it was worse even then. Think of all the people that go to Nashville to become a star with nothing and most never make it.
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN (USA)
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too bad signature tower is not gonna get built. sorry nashville.
There's a growing chance that it will. Due to the market, the developer is cutting the number of condos in half and adding office space and raising the hotel space. Both make sense as he already has a possible office tenant lined up for most of those floors and the hospitality industry will continue to grow in Nashville with the Music City Center about to start. He already has about half of the condo contracts he needs. The next step will be redesigning the base and, I assume, going back through the approval process.

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I am speaking specifically about the historic Belle Meade district which is west of Nashville.
You probably mean Richland-West End, the neighborhood just to the east of Belle Meade off of 440. That one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Nashville. I still feel Louisville has much better historic architecture overall but the Richland area is definitely posh.
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