Goettsch'r Done

Rendering released of the new tallest building in Nashville

Architecture Midwest News
Rendering of what will be the tallest building in Nashville: the Paramount. (Courtesy Goettsch Partners)
Rendering of what will be the tallest building in Nashville: the Paramount. (Courtesy Goettsch Partners)

Global architecture firm Goettsch Partners has released renderings for what will become Nashville’s tallest building. The Paramount is slated to top out at 750 feet and will consist of 65 stories of luxury residential apartments. The 12,000-square-foot plot where the tower will rise is located on Church Street, where the Church Street Park currently stands, adjacent to the city’s RAMSA-designed Greek Revival central library. Giarratana is the developer.

The tower is projected to be rather slender: the 10,500-square-foot footprint leaves an extra 1,500 for a plaza and exterior lobby areas. A glass-bottomed cantilevered swimming pool will be supported by two grand exposed steel girders and will hang over much of the lower level. If the building is realized as-is, it will stand nearly 250 feet higher than Nashville’s 505 building, also a luxury residential tower, and safely surpass the city’s AT&T Building—colloquially known as the ‘Bat Building’—whose spires top out at 617 feet.

The Paramount reveal comes at a time of rapid growth for Goettsch Partners. Recently, the firm has been tapped to design projects in San Francisco, Chicago, Abu Dhabi, and Bogota, Colombia. The CR Cultural Center, and a super-tall skyscraper, both located in Nanning, China, are currently in the final stages of construction. Outside of the Nashville proposal, the firm is also expanding its presence throughout the U.S., proposing numerous mixed-use and multifamily developments, as well as large-scale and office and hospitality projects.

The date for the Paramount’s ground-breaking has yet to be announced.

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