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Sep 26 2013

The Parthenon – Nashville, Tennessee

Category: Beautiful Doors,Road TripsLori @ 11:32 pm Comments (5)

A few years ago I posted some reader photos and information about the replica of the Parthenon, in Nashville.  Since I’m here this week for CONSTRUCT, I went over early this morning to see it for myself.  I have one more day at CONSTRUCT, starting with the Bloggers’ Panel in room 205C of the Music City Center.  Come on over if you have any questions for the panel of bloggers – Dave Stutzman (SpecWords), Elizabeth O’Sullivan (Comments from a Specwriter), Charles Hendricks (Design Matters), Eric Lussier (Eric D. Lussier), and me!

Here are some photos from my visit to the Parthenon.  The original post is here, in case you want more information about the doors and/or the building.  I have at least one more post full of Nashville photos – and to everyone in Nashville who has asked – yes, I have photos of the velcro dogging strips.






The world’s largest door stop!

Worlds Biggest Door Stop


Bronze Bifold Gates






Door Detail

5 Responses to “The Parthenon – Nashville, Tennessee”

  1. Louise says:

    You look very intimidating in your gold lame’ get-up.
    (She does bear a passing resemblance to you.)

  2. Charlie Hobbs says:

    Beautiful door with an ugly chain and padlock. What a shame.

  3. Ian Greene says:

    I just got back from Nashville and took my family to the Parthenon as well. The man there took quite a bit of time to discuss the methods they used to install the doors, construction, etc. 7.5 ton doors are more than a little impressive. Did you have a look at the locks on those doors? Yale mortise cylinder, three inch bolts and the inactive door has a mechanism that throws a bolt through the top of the door into a metal strike jutting out from the header. Very cool.
    He also said they lowered the doors down onto the pivots using ice blocks. The ice melted and the doors came to rest where they are now.

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