Bright & Early: Blast From The Past Edition

Good morning, Nashville. Everyone in Tennessee (and probably most people outside of Tennessee, by now) knows that there are some unfortunate things that go down at our state’s Legislative Plaza. However, we did not realize that the actual plaza and War Memorial Building aren’t even ADA-compliant. Despite completing some hefty renovations within the past five years, no one thought to bring the buildings up to standard. Take it from House Speaker Beth Harwell who scooted around in a wheelchair for a day just to see what it was like trying to navigate the plaza and found it to be quite a challenge. A feds say we have two years to make some changes to these buildings and bring them up to par with the regulations set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was passed all the way back in 1990. Like, children who were born in 1990 can mostly drink now–that’s how long ago 1990 was. But we digress!

Photo by Dave Delaney.