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Old 11-11-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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It was over 1000 feet tall and the last sections are being cut and lowered now. I always remember it as kind of a landmark that marked Midtown much like the Westin did downtown. But I guess that technology just made the old thing obsolete.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Not really. I think the skyline looks better without it. I would rather see some buildings there eventually.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:47 PM
 
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The what?
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:20 PM
 
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They should have kept it up and decorated it like a Christmas tree.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Not really. I think the skyline looks better without it. I would rather see some buildings there eventually.
They probably cannot put anything there because the property belongs to Comcast and they have a headend there and the shorter microwave tower.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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They should have kept it up and decorated it like a Christmas tree.
Actually there is one in Kansas City that is similar and is lit up top to bottom and visible all over the metro there.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I will miss it. My family has gone back in Atlanta for generations. That tower, although not near as old as many of Atlanta's historical landmarks, was kind of symbol of the beginning of Atlanta becoming one of the dominant players in the information/television industry. I am sure the midtown neighborhood will be better without it though. It is an eye sore at street level as is the checkers next door. But I won't forget seeing it and that old brick TBS building from 85 when I was a kid. Of course it is still there, but you really don't notice is as much anymore. I don't know if is the angle at which you see the approach from the freeway or the distraction of the newer, larger buildings nearby.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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It blocked my view of the skyline. I will miss it as a landmark that grew on me and served its purpose, but I can more easily get used to the Atlanta skyline without it. A few days ago I noticed that the crane that was taking it apart was taken down and I haven't seen work on it since. Anyone know what's up with that?
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:32 PM
 
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I will miss it. My family has gone back in Atlanta for generations. That tower, although not near as old as many of Atlanta's historical landmarks, was kind of symbol of the beginning of Atlanta becoming one of the dominant players in the information/television industry. I am sure the midtown neighborhood will be better without it though. It is an eye sore at street level as is the checkers next door. But I won't forget seeing it and that old brick TBS building from 85 when I was a kid. Of course it is still there, but you really don't notice is as much anymore. I don't know if is the angle at which you see the approach from the freeway or the distraction of the newer, larger buildings nearby.
I'd hate to see that old brick TBS building on Williams Street go. I remember when you could spot that prominently from the highway. It seems so quaint and small now, but it's a cool reminder of one of Atlana's great strengths in the days when the city was struggling to be a big player.
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'd hate to see that old brick TBS building on Williams Street go. I remember when you could spot that prominently from the highway. It seems so quaint and small now, but it's a cool reminder of one of Atlana's great strengths in the days when the city was struggling to be a big player.
I agree.

I wish that building could become something else and a larger building growing upwards, but it would be cool if they kept that same brick facade on the lower level, while the new part look complimentary, but modern.

I guess a way to keep the old, but grow new.
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