Downtown Nashville –
How You Changed!
1991 - 1999
During Phil
Bredesen’s two
terms as the
Fourth Mayor of
Metropolitan
Nashville, the city’s
urban landscape
was transformed.
Preservation
Renovation
Designation
of Downtown Historic Landmarks
Gaylord completed an $8 million renovation
and restoration of the Ryman in 1993
The historic Ryman Auditorium reopened on June 1, 1994 –
after being vacant since 1974
July 1999
Customs
House
designated
as a Metro
Individual
Historic
Landmark
July 1999
Union
Station
designated
as a Metro
Individual
Historic
Landmark
July 1999
Davidson County Courthouse designated
as a Metro Individual Historic Landmark
The 1990’s brought revitalization to Lower Broadway
Vibrant entertainment district on Lower Broadway
2nd Avenue
became
a Historic
Overlay
District in
May 1997
Wildhorse
Saloon
came to
2nd Avenue
in 1994
Former 4th Avenue North location of Hatch Show Print
Hatch Show Print was successfully
relocated to Broadway
to make
way for
the
AT&T
Building
New Development
of downtown Nashville
As Mayor,
Bredesen
created a vibrant
palette for
subsequent
investments and
downtown
development
In his 1993 State of Metro
address, Mayor Bredesen invited
his audience on a futuristic
helicopter ride over Nashville.
“L...
Major development at
333 Commerce Street
Groundbreaking on
April 7, 1992
Grand Opening on
October 20, 1994
Iconic AT&T
Building
—tallest
building in
Tennessee—
named one of
the world’s 12
most original
office buildings
Nashville Public Library on Church Street
Groundbreaking on July 24, 1999
Grand Opening on June 9, 2001
Nashville Public Library on Church Street
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Groundbreaking in June 1999
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Opening on May 17, 2001
Hard Rock Café
Nashville
opened on
Broadway in
1994
1996 New location for the Nashville Farmers’ Market
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
1996
Named
&
Planned
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Grand Opening on April 8, 2001
Cumberland
Apartments
Grand Opening 1998
The Stadium
The Arena &
The Teams
of Nashville’s Spirit
Groundbreaking
for the Arena
1994
1997 State of Metro address in the new arena
2010 IEBA and ACM Venue of the Year winner
…with recent performers including Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney,
Eric Clapt...
Over
12 million
guests since
opening in
December
1996
CVB’s Visitor
Information
Center
Tennessee
Sports Hall of
Fame
Home ...
Bridgestone Arena—Home of the Nashville Predators
Bringing Professional Sports Teams to Nashville
1995 Houston Oilers pick Nashville
Tennessee Titans
named
18th Most
Valuable NFL
Franchise
by Forbes.com,
with a team
value of $994
million
Every Tennessee Titans home game has been a sellout
since LP Field’s 69,000-seat stadium opened in 1999
January 1, 1999
Central Business
Improvement District created
Nashville Downtown
Partnership began
1994
“Thank You”
From Downtown
Nashville
A production of
with original music by
Avery Bright
and edited by
Ashley Rydberg
Downtown Nashville: How You Changed (1991-1999)!
Downtown Nashville: How You Changed (1991-1999)!
Downtown Nashville: How You Changed (1991-1999)!
Downtown Nashville: How You Changed (1991-1999)!
Downtown Nashville: How You Changed (1991-1999)!
Downtown Nashville: How You Changed (1991-1999)!
Downtown Nashville: How You Changed (1991-1999)!
Downtown Nashville: How You Changed (1991-1999)!
Downtown Nashville: How You Changed (1991-1999)!
Downtown Nashville: How You Changed (1991-1999)!
Downtown Nashville: How You Changed (1991-1999)!
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Governor Phil Bredesen's impact on downtown Nashville while Mayor of Nashville. Gov. Bredesen is the recipient of the Nashville Downtown Partnership's 2010 Jeannie R. Hastings Vision Award.

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Downtown Nashville: How You Changed (1991-1999)!

  1. 1. Downtown Nashville – How You Changed! 1991 - 1999
  2. 2. During Phil Bredesen’s two terms as the Fourth Mayor of Metropolitan Nashville, the city’s urban landscape was transformed.
  3. 3. Preservation Renovation Designation of Downtown Historic Landmarks
  4. 4. Gaylord completed an $8 million renovation and restoration of the Ryman in 1993
  5. 5. The historic Ryman Auditorium reopened on June 1, 1994 – after being vacant since 1974
  6. 6. July 1999 Customs House designated as a Metro Individual Historic Landmark
  7. 7. July 1999 Union Station designated as a Metro Individual Historic Landmark
  8. 8. July 1999 Davidson County Courthouse designated as a Metro Individual Historic Landmark
  9. 9. The 1990’s brought revitalization to Lower Broadway
  10. 10. Vibrant entertainment district on Lower Broadway
  11. 11. 2nd Avenue became a Historic Overlay District in May 1997
  12. 12. Wildhorse Saloon came to 2nd Avenue in 1994
  13. 13. Former 4th Avenue North location of Hatch Show Print
  14. 14. Hatch Show Print was successfully relocated to Broadway to make way for the AT&T Building
  15. 15. New Development of downtown Nashville
  16. 16. As Mayor, Bredesen created a vibrant palette for subsequent investments and downtown development
  17. 17. In his 1993 State of Metro address, Mayor Bredesen invited his audience on a futuristic helicopter ride over Nashville. “Let your mind loose a little bit, and let the clock slip forward to the year 2000.” …and most of what he envisioned is here now.
  18. 18. Major development at 333 Commerce Street Groundbreaking on April 7, 1992 Grand Opening on October 20, 1994
  19. 19. Iconic AT&T Building —tallest building in Tennessee— named one of the world’s 12 most original office buildings
  20. 20. Nashville Public Library on Church Street Groundbreaking on July 24, 1999
  21. 21. Grand Opening on June 9, 2001 Nashville Public Library on Church Street
  22. 22. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Groundbreaking in June 1999
  23. 23. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Grand Opening on May 17, 2001
  24. 24. Hard Rock Café Nashville opened on Broadway in 1994
  25. 25. 1996 New location for the Nashville Farmers’ Market
  26. 26. Frist Center for the Visual Arts 1996 Named & Planned
  27. 27. Frist Center for the Visual Arts Grand Opening on April 8, 2001
  28. 28. Cumberland Apartments Grand Opening 1998
  29. 29. The Stadium The Arena & The Teams of Nashville’s Spirit
  30. 30. Groundbreaking for the Arena 1994
  31. 31. 1997 State of Metro address in the new arena
  32. 32. 2010 IEBA and ACM Venue of the Year winner …with recent performers including Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Carrie Underwood, Jimmy Buffett and more.
  33. 33. Over 12 million guests since opening in December 1996 CVB’s Visitor Information Center Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Home of and XM Radio studio/channel
  34. 34. Bridgestone Arena—Home of the Nashville Predators
  35. 35. Bringing Professional Sports Teams to Nashville
  36. 36. 1995 Houston Oilers pick Nashville
  37. 37. Tennessee Titans named 18th Most Valuable NFL Franchise by Forbes.com, with a team value of $994 million
  38. 38. Every Tennessee Titans home game has been a sellout since LP Field’s 69,000-seat stadium opened in 1999
  39. 39. January 1, 1999 Central Business Improvement District created Nashville Downtown Partnership began 1994
  40. 40. “Thank You” From Downtown Nashville
  41. 41. A production of with original music by Avery Bright and edited by Ashley Rydberg

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