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Old 07-11-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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Great, you love it. So how about you stop dismissing things such as reports of heavy machinery on portions of the Beltline that, to date, have recevied little to no work? Or work starting on portions of connector trails? Why dismiss those things by saying it's "just utility work"? Utility work is important. Without that unsexy work of utilities, grading, drainage, etc., the paved sections will fail.

You seem to think "work on the Beltline has begun" means "concrete is being poured."


You said "digging has begun on the Reynoldstown portion of the Beltline". That implies something more than what they are doing. I know utility work is important but there is a reason the Beltline people say work on that section doesn't start til next year. There is a reason that article title said "no, that isn't work on the Beltline".
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:27 PM
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Good god man. Storinging and preserving old worn out rail is not (your words here) "work that needs to be done in order to construct the Beltline".
Of course it is. Well, maybe not storiing and preserving part, but removing them...that's common sense. They have to remove it to make way for what they're planning to build. If they're storing it, I would hope that means they're going to be able to reuse it (or maybe use it in some other way). Either way, it's gotta go at some point, so the fact they're removing it now means they are, in no uncertain terms, doing Beltline related work.

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Old 07-11-2013, 03:35 PM
 
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I do think it's exciting that they're doing something down there. It's especially cool that they're saving the old rails. Maybe they'll let someone use some of it for a sculpture now that Art on the Beltline is coming back.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:36 PM
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You said "digging has begun on the Reynoldstown portion of the Beltline". That implies something more than what they are doing. I know utility work is important but there is a reason the Beltline people say work on that section doesn't start til next year. There is a reason that article title said "no, that isn't work on the Beltline".
A front end loader is there and it is digging. Those are facts. You can interpret them as you wish. I think it's safe to make the statement that whatever the reason for the digging, it is something that needs to be done before the Beltline is developed in that area.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:39 PM
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I do think it's exciting that they're doing something down there. It's especially cool that they're saving the old rails. Maybe they'll let someone use some of it for a sculpture now that Art on the Beltline is coming back.
That's what I'm hoping they'll do if the rails can't be reused for the transit. It'd be great to make something out of them that connects the Beltline with our rail history. There's certainly enough old rail laying around to make some pretty ambitious sculptures.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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Of course it is. They have to remove it to make way for what they're planning to build. If they're storing it, I would hope that means they're going to be able to reuse it (or maybe use it in some other way). Either way, it's gotta go at some point, so the fact they're removing it now means they are, in no uncertain terms, doing Beltline related work.

I think it's safe to make the statement that whatever the reason for the digging, it is something that needs to be done before the Beltline is developed in that area.
Saw them fixing a pot hole on MLK near the Georgia Dome last week. Guess work has begun on the new Falcon's Stadium . . . they would have had to fix it then anyways.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:45 PM
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Saw them fixing a pot hole on MLK near the Georgia Dome last week. Guess work has begun on the new Falcon's Stadium . . . they would have had to fix it then anyways.
Good try, but not the same thing.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:48 PM
 
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That's what I'm hoping they'll do if the rails can't be reused for the transit.
No transit project is going to touch used/worn rail. It can be purposed in furniture and art, but it's life carrying loads has long since passed.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:49 PM
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No transit project is going to touch used/worn rail. It can be purposed in furniture and art, but it's life carrying loads has long since passed.
Good to know. Thanks.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:51 PM
 
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No transit project is going to touch used/worn rail. It can be purposed in furniture and art, but it's life carrying loads has long since passed.
I hope that on some part of the beltline they will inset the old rails into the walking path like they do on the highline in NYC...very nice touch to remind people where it came from...
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