Thursday, May 22, 2008

Construction City #4 - Icon

Also in the SoBro district, The Gulch is a mile or less west of the Rolling Mill Hill area.  The area is close to the railroad tracks that once carried trains to the Union Station Hotel (Click here to see my post on Union Station.  The hotel and tracks are just a block or so north of The Gulch.).  Also just a few blocks west is Music Row.

Once a forgotten part of town, The Gulch has once again become popular with Nashvillians.  Several good restaurants operate in the area (I've been to Sambuca, Watermark and Radius 10.), and there are a few condo towers in development, including Icon (above) and Terrazzo (yesterday).  Both towers have plans to add retail space to the street level, and Urban Outfitters just signed a lease to take over a building currently occupied by a bar.

For more information on Icon, click here.  For more information on Terrazzo, click here.  You can look at floorplans and such on those sites.

Just to give you perspective. . . .I shot this photo from the west side of Icon.  Downtown is to the north (left) of the photo.  Terrazzo is to the south (right), directly across the street behind Icon.  Rolling Mill Hill is to the east.

Tomorrow:  Factory lofts. . .

4 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Interesting post, Chris. Your photos are really nice too.

Halcyon said...

Do you know who the architect was on this building? It looks similar to a hotel I know designed by Michael Graves.

GMG said...

Olá Chris! I’m profiting from the holiday to anticipate the weekly visit… ;)
The construction series is quite nice, and I'm learning a lot for my next visit to Nashville... one day!
The blue flower is stunning!
Thanks for your comment on Blogtrotter, which is still around Marrakesh. Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

smilnsigh said...

Interesting way this building/buildings has/have been designed. One wonders how they can come up with new ways to build today's buildings... Since today, everything is quite square-ish.

Mari-Nanci
Photos-City-Mine