Nashville West Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater
Having been coined Music City's "front porch", this urban renewal project is the first phase of the new riverfront redevelopment for the city of Nashville. Major components of the redevelopment include:
1.5 acre event amphitheater with capacity for up to 7,000 people; redevelopment of 1st Avenue; over one mile of mult-use greenway trails; Nashville's first downtown dog park and ornamental gardens.
Several custom designed items such as large-scale precast decorative swings located around the park's perimeter are the result of a collaborative effort between Skanska and the design team. Other unique features include: a 45-foot tall sculpture that mimics the nearby Cumberland River's flow through Davidson County; the Betty Brown Tree Trail that includes 225 individual trees representing 43 different species. This feature will soon gain the park Level 1 arboretum status and The Ascend Amphitheater's electronic, open bandshell that allows spectators
Location: Nashville, TN
Company/Entrant: Crystal Steel Memphis
Architect/Designer: Hawkins Partners, Inc.; Smith Gee Studio
General Contractor: Skanska USA Building, Inc.; Crystal Steel Fabricators; River City Steel Erectors