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Old 01-17-2014, 07:29 AM
 
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What would you like to see on Auburn Avenue under Interstate 75/85? View the concepts here -
Auburn Avenue History & Culture Project | Downtown Atlanta

Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (CAP/ADID) are leading a project to enhance Au...burn Avenue. The Auburn Avenue Historic and Cultural Information Project includes two major components. The first is the repair, update and installation of new, historical and cultural wayside signs along Auburn Avenue between Peachtree Street and Old Wheat Street. The second project element is an enhancement to the existing bridge underpass at Auburn Avenue and Interstate 75/85.

Comments should be sent to contact@peqatl.com
and will be collected until January 31, 2014.
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:59 AM
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I like concept 2. It's a nod to history but the blue lighting gives it a modern look.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:14 AM
 
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:30 AM
 
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I like concepts 1 and 2. Number 3 I'm not really a fan of. I really like the blue lighting with #2, but #1 is also a great mural. I wish they would do something on the left side, where the streetcar maintenance facility will be, also. It seems like a big dead space.

Also, on a side note, the city really needs to step up its game in keeping the homeless from sleeping under that bridge, on both Edgewood and Auburn. They were clearing them out for a while, and the trash left over was greatly reduced, but now large congregations of homeless people are again sleeping there, leaving lots and lots of trash behind everyday. Unless something is done about that, nobody will want to walk under that bridge, regardless of art.
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:55 AM
 
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I like Concept 1 the most. Followed by Concept 2.


There's nothing special/great about Concept 3.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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[quote=CCATL;33058481]I like concepts 1 and 2. Number 3 I'm not really a fan of. I really like the blue lighting with #2, but #1 is also a great mural. I wish they would do something on the left side, where the streetcar maintenance facility will be, also. It seems like a big dead space. [quote]

I agree. But I think the lighting through the city should be either red or a white. Not the usual dim yellowish street light white but a "hot" white and "hot" red to go along with the "HOTlanta" concept. Even for the connector lighting under the bridges.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:54 AM
 
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[quote=bfarley30;33060101][quote=CCATL;33058481]I like concepts 1 and 2. Number 3 I'm not really a fan of. I really like the blue lighting with #2, but #1 is also a great mural. I wish they would do something on the left side, where the streetcar maintenance facility will be, also. It seems like a big dead space.
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I agree. But I think the lighting through the city should be either red or a white. Not the usual dim yellowish street light white but a "hot" white and "hot" red to go along with the "HOTlanta" concept. Even for the connector lighting under the bridges.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:59 AM
 
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I like the concept of #1 and the lighting of #2.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:21 AM
 
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I like concepts 1 and 2. Number 3 I'm not really a fan of. I really like the blue lighting with #2, but #1 is also a great mural. I wish they would do something on the left side, where the streetcar maintenance facility will be, also. It seems like a big dead space.

It's better than trying to copy Miami with neon lights of all different colors everywhere. I thought this was the one and ONLY Atlanta?
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:39 AM
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Looking at the options again, it seems that options one and three are lighted in a way that draws attentionto the grey and tan concrete surfaces that make up the underpass. The color scheme of the murals on those options also sticks with the same tan colors of the concrete. One of the main goals should be to downplay the inherent dingyness of that area. The blue lights and the color scheme of the mural in option two do a much better job than the other two of masking the drabness of the surroundings.
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