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Meet Me Inside the Acoustic Guitar… Music City Center’s mile of operable partitions by Scott Staedter Photos courtesy Music City Center EVERY GREAT WORK OF ARCHITECTURE ENHANCES ITS OWN AESTHETIC APPEAL BY BLENDING WITH AND BECOMING A REPRESENTATION OF ITS SURROUNDINGS— ARCHITECTURALLY, TOPOGRAPHICALLY, AND CULTURALLY. MUSIC CITY CENTER, SITE OF THIS YEAR’S CONSTRUCT SHOW, IS CLEARLY IN HARMONY WITH THE NASHVILLE SCENE. Located in the South of Broadway (SOBRO) neighborhood, just a few blocks from the historic Ryman Auditorium and near other landmarks like the Grand Ole Opry, the $585-million convention center opened in May 2013. It boasts bold design features, including an undulating roof to reflect the city’s profile of rolling hills, and the interior complex curves of wood and other material that situate occupants inside a grand ballroom shaped like an acoustic 32 the construction specifier | september 2013 CS_September2013.indd 32 8/14/13 8:54:46 AM