Designed by: Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates
Maximum Height: 807 feet / 246 meters
Maximum width: 137 feet
Maximum depth: 110 feet
Maximum length: 137 feet
Location: 505 Church Street, Nashville, United States
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significant shot in the arm for Nashville's architectural ambitions, the Signature Tower could be just the boost downtown needs.
Virtually every Tennessean who comes to Nashville is awed by the AT&T Building. It turns even the most backwoods country boy into someone proud of the urbanity his state can achieve. The Signature Tower has that potential, too.
It was envisioned as Nashville's first super tower and would put the city on the international architecture map and draw skyscraper nerds from around the country. But the tower plan came about during a recession, and in order to move the plan forward, 20 stories and more than 200 feet were removed from the original design.
What was once going to be nearly twice as tall as anything else in the area, and the tallest building in the Southeast United States ended up with a lesser stature, but still more than 150 feet taller than the next tallest skyscraper in the city.
- Developer: Giarratana Development
- General contractor: Turner Construction
- According to the New York TImes, the crown and spire of this building are expected to cost $7,500,000.
- This building's spire will contain a mass damper to help keep it study in heavy winds.
- At the time of its opening, this building is expected to have a Hotel Palomar on the lower levels.
- Office space: 172,000 square feet
- Residences: 50
- Hotel rooms: 304
- Spire height: 200 feet
- Floors below ground: 9
- Parking: 360 spaces
- 2006: Plans for this building are announced.
- June 21, 2006: The New York Times states this building will be 65 stories. That height is later increased.
- 2007: Original groundbreaking date.
- November 2, 2007: The FAA says the tower is too tall and should not exceed 433 feet. The local airport authority, however, backed the tower's full height and pledged to work around it.
- September, 2008: The Tennessean newspaper reports that the developer is trying to work out new terms with his bank for the land slated for this tower.
- May, 2009: The Nashville Business Journal reported that in order to cope with the recession, the plan was changed to reduce the number of stories in this building to 50 and reduce the overall height to 807 feet.
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- The building's unusual surface with many channels not only increases the number of valuable corner windows, but also helps the building resist the force of winds.
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