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Old 09-28-2012, 01:08 AM
 
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Honestly, this picture pretty much amazes me. While I might knock Atlanta for having a sub-par urban core in regards to amenities, it's skyline is among the best in the U.S., especially when the midtown and downtown skylines are combined.

Such a shame too because Atlanta has so much potential to be at least a mini Chicago in the South in regards to density in it's core(the suburbs can stay how they are. They are suburbs for a reason) and having a monster skyline.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:25 AM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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It gives me the impression that it's a big city, sure but chicago it's not. Let's be clear about that.
Perhaps if we had twice the population we'd also have twice the skyline. But we ain't there yet.
Of course we'd probably have a lot more high rise condos if we had a view of say... a lake.


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Old 09-28-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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I like how Chicago always come up in an Atlanta thread. Hey Chicago is a 2 hour plane ride or an 11 hour drive away. So do yourself and us a favor. Odd how people can't leave Chicago for Atlanta fast enough. I know tons of Chicagoans in Atlanta who couldn't wait to leave and Chi town, and have no intention of going back.
 
Old 09-28-2012, 08:55 AM
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Everybody I know who left Atlanta to move to Chicago has either come back to Atlanta, or left Chicago to move somewhere else.
 
Old 09-28-2012, 09:05 AM
 
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Honestly, this picture pretty much amazes me. While I might knock Atlanta for having a sub-par urban core in regards to amenities, it's skyline is among the best in the U.S., especially when the midtown and downtown skylines are combined.

Such a shame too because Atlanta has so much potential to be at least a mini Chicago in the South in regards to density in it's core(the suburbs can stay how they are. They are suburbs for a reason) and having a monster skyline.
This insecurity is analogous to a fine woman who continuously needs to hear that she is fine. It's annoying! Yes, the pics give the impression that Atlanta is a big city! The skyline is fine! It's the overall attitude that IS NOT BIG CITY. The big city attitude IS NOT prevalent in Atlanta. A person from Mudfoot, Al or Toenail Creek, SC, you may feel that Atlanta is citified. "Atlanta, just like I pictured it, skyscrapers and everythang." Despite a heavy rail, traffic, and tall buildings, Atlanta does not feel like a big city.
 
Old 09-28-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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I like how Chicago always come up in an Atlanta thread. Hey Chicago is a 2 hour plane ride or an 11 hour drive away. So do yourself and us a favor. Odd how people can't leave Chicago for Atlanta fast enough. I know tons of Chicagoans in Atlanta who couldn't wait to leave and Chi town, and have no intention of going back.
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Everybody I know who left Atlanta to move to Chicago has either come back to Atlanta, or left Chicago to move somewhere else.
Stop making this about Chicago! The TS asked: "Do these pictures give you the impression that Atlanta is a big city?" Stay focused and answer the question!
 
Old 09-28-2012, 09:12 AM
 
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ATL definitely looks like a big city when you drive into it from up north on 75/85.
However, I agree with ThreeSides, it does not "feel" like a big city when you live here.
 
Old 09-28-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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Atlanta is a big city. It's not just an impression. It truly is. Now, it is not necessarily the same kind of big city as Chicago, New York, Boston, but, Lord, 5 million people? That's big no matter how you slice it.
 
Old 09-28-2012, 09:14 AM
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Stop making this about Chicago! The TS asked: "Do these pictures give you the impression that Atlanta is a big city?" Stay focused and answer the question!
Simmer down.

Due to the size and amenities of this city, there are far more places in this city that I will never, ever need and/or want and/or have time to go than there are places where I DO need and/or want and/or have time to go. That tells me this is a big city. Big enough, anyway. Maybe even too big. But who cares? I live here, I like it, and I don't intend to leave.

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Old 09-28-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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big city, can look big, but it feels small.
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