Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Fighting the Monotonous Box: Charrette Posse's Convention Center Plan Featured in CP Article

The City Paper has a piece this morning on the alternative vision that some members of the Nashville Charrette have for the proposed convention center. They advocate a retail- and residential-clad center of plazas that hides loading docks, has the main hall underground and converts the street grid to pedestrian thoroughfares. If the Downtown neighborhood has to have a new convention center, then it should be integrated into rather than imposed upon the urban fabric, and this concept is a good start.

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