Posted: May 10, 2005 7:52 pm
The riverfront is a puzzle indeed, if you only knew how much residential Belz-Turley&Co have planned. They're going to condo the whole damn thing out, old buildings and everything, forget about the yuppies - just imagine the dogshit! It might as well be residential, offices avoid downtown like the plagues of old. FedEx and IP give downtown the bird and take their tax breaks out to the fringes.
Last year a firm from Argentina won the competiton to design the new 'Beale St Landing' (if you haven't noticed, the building that used to be called that is now a fine dirt field - Memphis sure is great at tearing things down) Anyway - the Argentinians have designed something as that will top the Pyramid in predicitable obselecense.
Here is their website to prove that these folks are actually smoking crack:
BTW- That prominade in the website was conjured in a crack haze by Kristi Jernigan, a richie who moved to town and decided to be queen for a couple of years. The Jernigans' company - Storage USA has since been sold twice and those jobs will be gone in a year, their office space will be great for - you guessed it - more condos.