Combine one of Nashville’s most unusual businesses with what might rank as the city’s most distinctive building and you get, well, a coffee table book.
This week's City Paper features photos of the Music City Center taken by Aerial Innovations — the boutique business whose photographers use a helicopter to take bold photos of big buildings — which has teamed with the Nashville Convention Center Authority and Bell/Clark to compile hundreds of photos for the as-yet-named book.
To date, Aerial Innovations has snapped a mind-blowing 16,500 shots of the MCC’s innards and skin. Everything from 18,000-pound steel trusses to colorful carpet to heavy mechanical apparatus is being captured. In the spring of 2013, once MCC work is completed, the book will be published through the print-on-demand site Blurb.com. It will retail for about $200 and include up to 100 pages of photographs and site facts.
The 1.2 million-square-foot MCC is slated to open on April 30 and will offer a 350,000-square-foot exhibit hall, a 57,000-square-foot grand ballroom and an 18,000-square-foot junior ballroom. The expected price tag for the project is approximately $585 million.