Thursday, December 06, 2007

BSL Design Revisions - TDOT/SHPO Approvals

On December 5/6, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) approved, and the State Historic Preservation Office conditionally approved, a set of proposed design changes for Beale Street Landing.

Quoting TDOT's letter, "[t]he assessment proposes several design changes including shifting and reducing the height and size of Island A, softening the transition between the project and the historic cobblestones, innovative interpretation techniques, and changing the red accent color to rust."

The complete Design Revision Submission, as prepared by the RDC, together with the TDOT cover letter dated December 5, 2007, can be downloaded as a 2.11 MB PDF file compatible with Adobe Reader v5 or later. Click here.

The Tennessee Historical Commission's "conditional" non-adverse-impact letter dated December 6 can be downloaded here (PDF, 105KB).

For more information about the Consultation Meeting that led to this, click here.

Note: The Librarian has made a non-substantive, technical change to the Design Revision document. An oversized and complex architectural drawing on page 10 made the document bulky and clumsy to read. We have substituted a 150dpi JPEG rendering of the same diagram. We also made it compatible with older versions of Adobe Reader.

For the convenience of those who cannot download the full document, the most important pictures from it are reproduced below.

Page 10. Architectural drawing shows the largest pod moved back toward Riverside Drive by approximately 40 feet.

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