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Old 05-06-2016, 11:02 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Will Memphis or Nashville ever get a Super tall?? Nashville maybe since it economically pumping or Memphis... May be neither... So far the At&t Batman Bldg. seems to be the Tallest
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Old 05-06-2016, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Did you check the building codes in those cities to see what the height limit is?

That could answer your question.
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Old 05-06-2016, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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"Supertalls" only occur 1) where Real Estate prices are so high that it's economically feasible to go up instead of out (i.e., all the land is owned and occupied yet more people want to move in), or 2) Someone with lots of money and even more ego wants to show off.

I don't believe either Nashville or Memphis meet criteria (1) yet. Anything can happen with criteria (2).
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Old 05-06-2016, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Pullman, WA
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A "supertall" is defined as being taller than 984 ft (300 m). The batman bldg is roughly 2/3 that height. Nothing in Memphis is over 450ft high. Very, very unlikely that we'll see a supertall in Tennessee anytime soon.
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Old 05-06-2016, 05:41 PM
 
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The only way Memphis gets anything over 200m, let alone 300m, is if FedEx gets an ego and wants a landmark building.

In all reality though, neither Nashville nor Memphis are dense enough to support a building that size. Nashville might get a skyscraper (200m +) eventually though. The ATT building is only 188m. Memphis' current tallest is Clark Tower in East Memphis, which is 144m.
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Old 05-06-2016, 08:42 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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The only way Memphis gets anything over 200m, let alone 300m, is if FedEx gets an ego and wants a landmark building.

In all reality though, neither Nashville nor Memphis are dense enough to support a building that size. Nashville might get a skyscraper (200m +) eventually though. The ATT building is only 188m. Memphis' current tallest is Clark Tower in East Memphis, which is 144m.
I think FedEx should be bold and take it there but for some reason I can see Nashville building that tall before Memphis does.
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:46 AM
 
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Nashville almost had one. Signature Tower had everything lined up to start construction just prior to the 2008 real estate /financial meltdown. It was over 1000 feet and would have set all sorts of records for height in cities outside of NYC or Chicago.

I think Nashville will get there eventually, but it may be another 10-20 years. Right now we are filling in with buildings in the 300-500 foot range with one under construction that will be either 525 ft or 545 feet. Either way, that building will appear as Nashville's tallest in many ways. It is being built on a block with a much higher elevation than AT&T and its roof will be higher as well (AT&T has spires that account for over 100 ft of height). There are a couple of proposals out there that could see a building eclipse the 600 ft mark again as well.
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Old 05-07-2016, 04:07 PM
 
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The only way Memphis gets anything over 200m, let alone 300m, is if FedEx gets an ego and wants a landmark building.

In all reality though, neither Nashville nor Memphis are dense enough to support a building that size. Nashville might get a skyscraper (200m +) eventually though. The ATT building is only 188m. Memphis' current tallest is Clark Tower in East Memphis, which is 144m.
Tallest in Memphis is 100 N Main. Still not even close to supertall.
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Old 05-07-2016, 04:32 PM
 
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I'm not really itching for a 1,000 footer, but a couple of 700-800 footers would add a bit of interest to Nashville's skyline, which is about to be full of 300-500 footers.
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:25 PM
 
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Tallest in Memphis is 100 N Main. Still not even close to supertall.
based on roof height but when you factor in the spire, Clark Tower is taller by 12m
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