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August 22, 2019

Topping Out Ceremony at The Joseph Nashville

Earlier today, Thursday, August 22, The Pizzuti Companies and their general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie, held a topping out ceremony at The Joseph Nashville, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Nashville’s SoBro neighborhood.

Representatives from Pizzuti, Brasfield & Gorrie, and over 600 construction workers participated in the ceremony as they celebrated the landmark event.

Located at the corner of Fourth Avenue South and Korean Veterans Boulevard, The Joseph Nashville stands 238 feet tall, and has 22 floors, 297 guest rooms, and a six-level parking deck. The average floor size is 19,545 square feet and the project totals 430,000 square feet.

“We are proud of our entire team as we reach this exciting construction milestone,” said Joel. Pizzuti, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Pizzuti Companies. “We thank Brasfield & Gorrie for their dedication in finding creative solutions to keep the project on schedule, and we look forward to continuing our long-term relationship.”

“We have tremendous respect for the construction crews and contractors,” Pizzuti added. “We thank them for their commitment, flexibility, and long hours of hard work.”

Since beginning construction in June 2018, Brasfield & Gorrie has poured 19,000 cubic yards of concrete, removed more than 11,000 tons of bedrock and soil, installed over 1,200 tons of reinforcing steel, and installed more than 419,000 pounds of post tensioned cable.

“This milestone is another exciting step in Brasfield & Gorrie’s long relationship with The Pizzuti Companies, an industry leader we’ve worked with for two decades,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Vice President and Division Manager Hal Matern. “Our team accelerated the project schedule by self-performing 19,000 cubic yards of concrete work for the hotel, which will serve Nashville’s increasing visitor demand.”

Defined by the unique combination of cultural and artistic diversity, The Joseph Nashville will be a full-service, luxury hotel and will highlight an original Tennessee art program. The work of local artists will be on display in every guest room and will be complemented in the public spaces with art from the Pizzuti family’s private art collection.

The 21st floor includes a full-service, luxury spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, expansive pool deck, and contemporary bar. The eighth floor includes over 18,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space with professional amenities and is highlighted by a generous outdoor terrace that runs along Fourth Avenue South and Korean Veterans Boulevard, creating a compelling indoor/outdoor experience.

Brasfield & Gorrie began construction in June 2018 and the project is expected to be completed in Fall 2020. In addition to Brasfield & Gorrie, Pizzuti’s Nashville hotel project team includes Arquitectonica; Elness Swenson Graham Architects; ArquitectonicaGEO; and INC Architecture & Design.