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Old 08-24-2013, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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City Considers Transformation of Buckhead into Giant Abandoned Hole a Success

Yes! We have our own "Onion"!
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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lol! haven't been down there in a long time. Is it really just a big hole now? Had some good times there back in the day...
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:02 PM
 
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"The Atlanta Banana" is a clever name. But with writing like

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The Atlanta Banana takes its name from the curving, yellow 17th street bridge, which was built in an attempt to lure citizens and tourists enjoying themselves in midtown into the hellscape of despair that is Atlantic Station.
Paid for by the evil vampire overlord who built Atlantic Station and its surrounding apartment complexes, the bridge has barely ever collapsed into the Interstate.
I don't think the Atlanta cheerleaders could take it.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Funny, but that article is from early 2012. Construction is much farther now.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Proof that anybody with a "puter" thinks they can be a "journalist" ...

"I saw it on the internet so it MUST be true!"
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:11 AM
 
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Proof that anybody with a "puter" thinks they can be a "journalist" ...

"I saw it on the internet so it MUST be true!"
There's this new, hip thing called SATIRE.

Check it out.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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There's this new, hip thing called SATIRE.

Check it out.
Check your mirror
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Funny stuff, but definitely more relevant when it was written back in Feb. '12. Construction is apparently picking up quite a bit now, although the stuff that has been announced so far is not exactly exciting to me. Spanx headquarters? Hermes purse shop? Not a destination for guys, apparently.

The way the civic leaders are portrayed in this piece is not far-fetched at all. I attended a real estate event where Sam Massell, the unofficial mayor of Buckhead, was the featured speaker. This was a while ago, when construction was still at a standstill. He bragged that the big hole was much better than what was there before.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:48 AM
 
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He bragged that the big hole was much better than what was there before.
Well, at least people weren't getting murdered anymore. That had to be the most deadly few blocks in the southeast.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Well, at least people weren't getting murdered anymore. That had to be the most deadly few blocks in the southeast.

True.

It seems like Midtown is becoming the new Buckhead, with all the bars & restaurants that have opened in the area. Although most of the bars are more laid back than what was in Buckhead, I wonder if that area is headed toward similar troubles.
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