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David A. Seglin, 

Licensed Architect, LEED AP, NCARB


Nashville, Tennessee
Solomon Cordwell Buenz

505 is a 661,000-square-foot, 45-story, mixed-use curved glass tower located at Church Street and 5th Avenue in the heart of downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Completed in 2017 at a cost of $115 million, the 523-foot glass tower is the tallest in Nashville at the time, making it a striking, landmark addition to the city’s skyline. The LEED Silver building offers 543 apartment and condominium units of elevated luxury living to Nashville residents through 193 high-rise units and 350 low-rise units, all of which feature floor-to-ceiling glass and high ceilings. The project includes 11,000 square feet of retail at the ground floor, seven levels of below grade structured parking and a 30,000-square-foot outdoor amenity deck featuring two pools, private pool side cabanas, fire pits, tennis court, a grilling area, and entertainment spaces in a lushly landscaped setting.

Two levels of indoor amenity spaces include multiple lounge areas, showcase kitchen, private dining, wine tasting room and storage vault, fitness center, and private cinema. The design for the community spaces throughout the building was influenced by 505’s location in “music city” with subtle musical references including curved wood ceilings imitating a guitar, staggered linear lighting echoing piano keys, and geometric pendant lights hung in a rhythmic manner, suggesting the notion of music notes.