According to those who executed the demolition, it went perfectly. “Everything went 100 percent perfect,” said Steve Pettigrew, the man in charge of the implosion. “In downtown urban areas where you have glass and utilities sometimes, a lot of structure there … we just inspected it and everything looks great.” If you missed it, the Lifeway Tower afka(also formerly known as)Draper Tower went down in a cloud of smoke this morning. Plans are to continue to develop downtown. The area will be called Nashville Yards with plans for residential, office and commercial space projected as “a new gateway to downtown.” A groundbreaking is also scheduled Saturday for a 23-story, 591-room Hyatt Regency hotel planned for 10th and Broadway. AEG also plans to construct an entertainment district as part of Nashville Yards that will include a music venue, movie theater, boutique hotel and bowling alley.
There for years, gone in seconds. Bye-bye Lifeway.