Our Partner + Director, Joe Noser, was recently in Nashville, Tennessee for vacation and couldn't help stopping by The Joseph Nashville Boutique Hotel to see the finished results of our work in person.
The new 21-story, 300-room boutique hotel is located in the heart of the Nashville music district on the corner of Korean Veteran's Boulevard and 4th Avenue South. The hotel services Music City Center guests and other enthusiasts of the local arts scene as well as provides parking space for the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. The many amenities it features include a restaurant and bar, conference and meeting spaces, and a roof-top pool.
The hotel and parking are post-tensioned concrete structures supported on rock-bearing drilled piers. Lateral loads were resisted by a concrete shearwall-frame interaction system using concrete strengths as high as 11,000 psi. There was an existing stormwater drainage tunnel that extends diagonally across the site. To protect the tunnel, several significant foundation transfer elements were required for columns and shearwalls that were located over the tunnel. The transfers included the main shearwall around the elevator core. The building completely fills the site, with property line conditions against the building on the west, an alley on the north side, and public property on the other sides.
Take a look the next time you're in Nashville - or better yet, stay there!