A recent poll amongst property owners at downtown Nashville’s “Twelve/Twelve” condominium tower revealed that residents list many diverse reasons when asked why they enjoy living in the luxury complex. The top answer by far, however, seems to be a sense of growing excitement about the view from many residents’ balconies which will soon offer a breathtaking look at the condo tower next door.
Connie Milton, an executive assistant at a Music Row recording label and also a Twelve/Twelve resident on the building’s tenth floor, noted in her response to the informal tenant poll that “the Nashville skyline is best when completely obstructed by another characterless post-modern housing unit. With the new Twelfth & Demonbreun condo tower coming in right next door, I’ll finally be able to truly appreciate the beauty of Nashville at night the way it was meant to be seen: hidden behind a giant mass of steel and glass.”
These findings correlate with a Belmont study conducted just last year which found that people have enjoyed making-out in West End’s iconic Love Circle hillside up to ten times better now that the view of downtown consists mostly of John Rich’s former residence, Mt. Richmore. At the time of that study, Belmont’s Dr. Harvey Franklin controversially quoted from his findings that “93.2 percent of amorous teenagers and twenty-somethings feel that the panoramic skyline is exponentially more romantic when you have to look around a large, blocky, out-of-place house to see it. It really sets the mood.”
Photo submitted by Rhinestone staff photographer Greg Youszeck