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TENNESSEE TOWER


LOCATION: Nashville, TN
DATE COMPLETED: 2006
CLIENT: Kline Swinney Architects

Hodgson and Douglas provided Landscape Architectural Services to create a new green roof on the renovated plaza of the Tennessee Tower in downtown Nashville for the State of Tennessee. This formerly bleak plaza was enhanced by the creation of over 30,000 S.F. of extensive and intensive green roof plantings. This has resulted in one of the largest green roofs in the State of Tennessee. A light weight soil mix was used. The green roof will provide energy savings for the conditioned space beneath, reduce the heat island effect and provide an important pedestrian friendly outdoor space for downtown. The extensive plantings decrease the storm damage run-off and decrease air pollution. The landscape planting concept was created to complement the strong simple International style of the architecture. The construction cost of the entire project was approximately $12M.