Sheraton Hotel's flying saucer-like cap might revolve once again

Building's owner looking at options for iconic space

The downtown Sheraton Hotel's flying saucer-like revolving cap — long languishing and fondly remembered by local old-timers for its cosmopolitan restaurant offering stellar views — is being prepped for a possible new life.

Los Angeles-based JRK Hotel Group, the skyscraper's owner, is considering various uses for the spaceship-esque space (seen in the middle left portion of the included photo), which last operated as The Pinnacle (originally it was called Polaris) and closed in the early 2000s. Many consider the cap an icon of the Nashville skyline.

Gabriel Ratner, JRK senior vice president, said the company is in the very early stages of assessing the best use for the space and declined to comment further.

JRK bought the building in August for $47.5 million (see story here).