The Music City Center, Nashville’s $623 million convention center that dominates six city blocks downtown, celebrated its one-year anniversary August 2, 2014.
Music City Center CEO and President Charles Starks said that tax revenues have exceeded all projections. As quoted by the Tennessean newspaper: “When the Music City Center project began, we never could have imagined how smoothly our first year would go…. we have hosted over 350 events and welcomed over 500,000 people to Nashville, many of whom might have never come to Nashville without the existence of the Music City Center.” Crawford Door Sales of Nashville takes exceptional pleasure and pride in the success of this first year as we are responsible for the installation of the one mile of operable partitions and over 125 dock doors, security grilles, counter shutters and fire doors in the facility. Though extremely different in their function these products provide the flexibility necessary for multiple meetings and tight timelines.
The dock door systems utilize Cornell coiling steel doors with LiftMaster motor operators. They have performed extremely well under the frequent use by personnel throughout the facility providing security, temperature control and efficient operation.
The operable wall systems are utilized throughout the facility…the 353,143 sf exhibit hall, 57,500 sf grand ballroom, an 18,000 sf junior ballroom and 90,000 sf of meeting space with up to 60 separate rooms. Meeting goers want to work in spaces…exhibit halls, meeting rooms, etc. which are sized appropriately for their needs. Crawford Door Sales, working with the design team at MCC and Bell-Clark Construction Company found an operable partition solution that easily divided and sub-divided meeting spaces without sacrificing the grand design of curves and fluidity inside the building. Crawford Door Sales of Nashville installed Hufcor Operable Panels in the facility. These partitions are easy to set up by the maintenance crew at the MCC and they also maintain the acoustical separation within all of the flexible meeting spaces. For convention centers, the flexibility to accommodate various space requirements for differing simultaneous events is critical. Requirements can change week to week and day to day.
Crawford Door Sales committed significant time and resources to make this project run smoothly and safely and are thrilled with the outcome. Congratulations MCC for a wonderful first year of operation!!