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View Poll Results: Best downtown area??
Nashville 12 46.15%
Memphis 6 23.08%
Knoxville 3 11.54%
Chattanooga 5 19.23%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-08-2010, 02:18 AM
 
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http://www.northknoxlaw.com/images/knoxville_skyline.jpg (broken link)
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Unfortunately that Photo of Nashville is missing its newest Skyscraper!

Personally I think Chattanooga has the most active downtown during the day....most family friendly as well.

Memphis has the most residents downtown and good nightlife.

Nashville has the best skyline but it also has good nightlife and a growing population with all the new condo construction.

Knoxville has a nice downtown area and is doing some good things but at this time I don't think it even begins to compare to the other 3.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I agree. Chattanooga has the most fun stuff to do, but Nashville's looks coolest. I love the contrast between the old buildings and the Batman building.

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Old 06-08-2010, 09:39 AM
 
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Unfortunately that Photo of Nashville is missing its newest Skyscraper!

Personally I think Chattanooga has the most active downtown during the day....most family friendly as well.

Memphis has the most residents downtown and good nightlife.

Nashville has the best skyline but it also has good nightlife and a growing population with all the new condo construction.

Knoxville has a nice downtown area and is doing some good things but at this time I don't think it even begins to compare to the other 3.
I agree with all that you said.

Nashville's new Pinnacle Tower is awesome. Here's a pic of it next to Nashville's spectacular Schermerhorn Symphony Center (easily the best symphony hall in the state, if not in the entire Southeast):


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3607/...d188f4c889.jpg


And here's a pic of Nashville's skyline with the Pinnacle Tower under construction:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3318/...639b3c2c5d.jpg
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville is moving forward by leaps and bounds. If you haven't been lately, I'd urge you to check it out. It is also very viable for its citizens as opposed to Chattanooga which has a nice little tourist area but not much more.

You can tell which city Bill Haslam was behind. He is so amazing that as soon as he announced he was running for governor it was a given that he would win.

Knox Rocks!
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I agree that Knoxville's Downtown has come a long way in a short time.

I disagree about Chattanooga, however. In addition to the tourist center it has great residential districts like the Bluff View Arts District and great public ammenities like Coolidge Park and the Pedestrian Bridge. It's pretty amazing for a city with such a small metro population.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:43 PM
 
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chattanooga has better pictures of its skyline, i am sure. the one submitted is virtually useless. it seems to center mainly on the background. as for knoxville, it seems a bit scattered, and, i don't care for the world's fair structure w/ the gold ball. memphis does not show the entire skyline, and urban photos by bill cobb portray the city skyline much more accurately. nashville seems to have too much of the same colored concrete-looking buildings that are similar in size and ht, which makes it look like a large block. i did like the use of the wide lens and the angle. it gave an accurate sense of what is there. i wish the capitol building were emphasized more. considering everything in each downtown---historic buildings, unusual and unique buildings, scale, and natural landmarks (rivers, bridges, domes, spires, etc.) i give my vote to memphis.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Boston
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The capitol building sits high on a hill and is virtually unobstructed in most skyline views...it has a beautiful mall in front of it...

Check Out this photo http://blogs.knoxnews.com/travel/bic...al%20mall3.jpg

How do you feel it could be better featured?
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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The capitol building sits high on a hill and is virtually unobstructed in most skyline views...it has a beautiful mall in front of it...

Check Out this photo http://blogs.knoxnews.com/travel/bic...al%20mall3.jpg

How do you feel it could be better featured?
That's very, very nice but I'd love to see some flowers.
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:53 PM
 
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That's very, very nice but I'd love to see some flowers.
LOL, It's a state park so cough up some more tax dollars and maybe you will!
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