Take It to the Bridge: A former barge manufacturer's HQ launches a #sustainable riverfront plan in Nashville.

Take It to the Bridge: A former barge manufacturer's HQ launches a #sustainable riverfront plan in Nashville.

Visitors to Nashville in the 1990s might have looked askance at the east bank of the Cumberland River. To build a new football stadium for the Tennessee Titans, public entities had demolished this former manufacturing and shipping zone with the exception of the abandoned headquarters of the barge maker Nashville Bridge Company. What warranted saving it? First opened in 1908, NABRICO was neither exemplary of industrial-era architecture, nor did its small floor plates spell no-brainer condo conversion. It stood in the shadow of the pedestrian Shelby Street Bridge, and in neglected contrast to the gleaming stadium now known as LP Field. Slide Show Courtesy 2012 Jim Roof Creative, Inc. ----- Advertising ----- Although sparing NABRICO the wrecking ball defied preservation logic back then, today it couldn’t make more sense. Since the recent completion of a renovation led by Nash...

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