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Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44...Full Story >
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The Alaska Earthquake Center says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Saturday night.Full Story >
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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
The Music City Center is just six months away from opening, and officials offered a look inside the massive building Friday as crews begin the final phase of work.
Signs are going up, escalators are being tested, columns are complete and outside the exhibit halls special carpet is going down to withstand constant foot traffic.
"Each thread is dyed individually and then woven through the backing, so it's got a really long life span," said spokeswoman Holly McCall.
Perhaps the most impressive place when the building is finished will be the grand ballroom, which can set 6,000. And with all the wood panels and fine-tuned acoustics, you might feel like you are sitting inside a giant guitar.
"So, at a corporate event for instance, let's say Nissan has an event here and they want to treat their guests to great entertainment - you can be eating your dinner, completely unaware that Taylor Swift or Keith Urban is warming up until those wood doors slide open," McCall said.
Although construction is not yet complete, in some places the final cleaning has already started.
"You cannot clean this building like you clean your house, in a day or a weekend, so final cleaning has already started in some areas. For instance, the garage is finished. They are cleaning the garage. As each area is finished, they'll move in waves to get that done," McCall said.
No matter where you walk in the Music City Center, the dozens of windows throughout the building will provide great views of downtown Nashville.
McCall said construction is set to be complete April 30, with the grand opening in late May.
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Saturday, August 30 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:57:07 GMT
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive. According to FOX News, 18-year-old Samuel Shepard was driving on a county road in MountFull Story >
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Saturday, August 30 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:34:11 GMT
The Coast Guard says the pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.Full Story >
A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday.Full Story >