Crain Construction engaged in careful and proactive planning and coordination with Metro Public Works, Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau and other Metro departments so crews could work through CMA Fest and July 4th celebration street closures and the crowds of people who gathered for the events. Just-in-time deliveries were scheduled to the urban tight site during off-peak hours.
The crews worked to shore up the structure and bring it to current codes. Concrete and rebar foundations were added. New steel columns were installed for support and other columns were relocated to provide better sightlines to the performance stage. Two stairwells were built. Elevators and new restrooms were added. New mechanical and electrical systems were installed. Underground water and sewer lines were relocated, and all doors and windows were replaced.
Vacant for more than 20 years, this 1890s building was renovated to historic standards and remains on the National Historic Register. Associated Builders and Contractors of Tennessee recognized the adaptive reuse project with an Excellence in Construction Award.