NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Construction crews working on Bridgestone Americas Inc.'s 30-floor corporate headquarters in Nashville "topped out" the structure April 7, putting the $200 million project on schedule to be occupied by year-end.
Bridgestone also disclosed the structure, being built in downtown Nashville — just blocks from Bridgestone Arena and the County Music Hall of Fame — will be called "Bridgestone Tower," a named selected by the company's employees.
"Reaching the top of this skyline-changing structure is a critical milestone for the construction team," said David Gordon, division manager of Brasfield & Gorrie, the project's general contractor. "The hard work and dedication of the men and women on this team are reflected in the progress we've made, and we look forward to delivering the project later this year."
By year-end, Bridgestone expects to have more than 1,700 employees housed in the tower, including many who are relocating to Nashville from the Chicago and Indianapolis metro areas. The staff will represent Bridgestone Americas corporate and four core business units: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations; Bridgestone Retail Operations; Firestone Building Products; and Firestone Industrial Products.