Development Synergy Pushing Buildings to Record Heights in Nashville

A development proposed for a site adjacent to the buzzy Nashville Yards will set a new record height for the city of Nashville.

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October 14, 2021, 7:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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A proposed development will become the tallest building in Nashville, replacing the AT&T Building, completed in 1994, at the top of the city's skyline.

An article by Jonathan Hilburg reports on the proposed 100,000-square-foot, 60-story residential tower planned for a .9-acre property on Church Street, currently home to the YMCA of Middle Tennessee.

In addition to surpassing the height of the AT&T Building, the proposed development will also provide a more modern, according to Hilburg.

"Renderings for the new tower, designed by the Chicago-based Goettsch Partners, show a pleated glass curtain wall that terminates at a crystalline peak backed by a flat wall of glass. The residential tower portion will reportedly hold 500 units total with a mixture of condo units and apartments."

The development is being planned for a lot across the street from the 17-acre Nashville Yards—"a sprawling office and tech campus that has already drawn in major commitments from Amazon to bring 5,000 employees to the city (and two new office towers currently under construction)."

The source article includes renderings of the planned high-rise development.

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