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Green Bricks, Coming Down: Lanes Closed on Gay Street as Former KUB Building Gets $10 M Restoration 
In case you haven't been in the 600 block of South Gay Street lately, the old green-glazed bricks are coming down.

The $10 million conversion of the former KUB Building into the new downtown offices for The Tombras Group is underway - and visitors to downtown will notice a large crane demolishing the four-story building’s antiquated glazed green façade. As part of the façade removal, the northbound lanes of South Gay Street between Church and Clinch avenues will be closed during the day for a few more weeks.

The former KUB Building is undergoing a $10 million renovation.

Here's the daytime scene from the 600 block this week:



One southbound lane on Gay Street will remain open while the daytime crews are working. While the crane’s operation will prevent daytime curbside drop-offs of visitors in front of the Tennessee Theatre, Gay Street’s lanes have been reopening each evening, once the work crews end their shift.

The façade demolition and daytime lane closures are scheduled to continue into mid-January.

The building has stood vacant for more than 16 years. But in about a year, The Tombras Group will move hundreds of employees into an extensively rejuvenated building with a modern, open design – rooftop and outdoor patios, large windows, high ceilings and a state-of-the-art photography and videography studio. The new building will boast more than 50,000 square feet of office space, and a coffee shop will anchor 5,000 square feet of street-level retail space.

Posted by evreeland On 30 December, 2016 at 3:01 PM