Music City Center more than halfway complete

Music City Center more than halfway complete (Image 1)

More than a year-and-a-half after breaking ground, the half-billion dollar Music City Center is more than halfway complete.

Officials told Nashville's News 2 each day around 1,000 workers are on site at the 16-acre project located just south of the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville.

According to spokesperson Holly McCall, construction which is around 55% complete is “on budget” and “on time” for its scheduled March 2013 opening.

“We think about [the opening] all the time, [because] shows [have] already booked them,” she explained.

McCall said a “topping out” ceremony is expected to be in with 30 to 45 days.

“Its a big deal for construction companies because it represents the final beams of steel put into the project,” she explained.

The building's roof and enclosing glass and metal are expected to be completed by late spring.

The $585 million, 1.2 million square foot project will feature a ballroom and 60 meeting rooms of varying sizes.

 Previous Stories:

  • Nov. 2, 2011: Construction on Music City Center reaches halfway mark
  • June 13, 2011: Music City Center making fast progress
  • March 31, 2011: Road construction to continue around MCC
  • Feb. 17, 2011: Downtown road construction drags on
  • Jan. 20, 2011: Construction workers claim too many out-of-state jobs at MCC
  • Jan. 16, 2011: Downtown intersection reduced to 2 lanes for construction
  • Jan. 13, 2011: Music City Center making fast progress
  • Sept. 9, 2010: Construction continues on new Music City Center
  • Aug. 24, 2010: Omni to build $250M convention center hotel
  • March 22, 2010: Official groundbreaking held for Music City Center
  • March 11, 2010: Music City Center creates construction jobs
  • March 9, 2010: Blasting begins for new Music City Center
  • Feb. 26, 2010: Convention center construction hits full throttle
  • Feb. 8, 2010: Crews tear down first building in Music City Center's footprint
  • Feb. 7, 2010: Auto shop relocates to accommodate convention center
  • Feb. 4, 2010: Find alternative parking during downtown construction
  • Jan. 21, 2010: Proposed Music City Center plans first conventions
  • Jan. 20, 2010: Music City Center, Medical mart concerns addressed
  • Jan. 20, 2010: Convention center given green light: Now what?
  • Jan. 20, 2010: Convention center approval clears way for medical mart
  • Jan. 19, 2010: Convention center approved, plans move forward
  • Jan. 19, 2010: Council approves convention center financing package
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