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Old 03-09-2016, 02:45 PM
 
Location: N.C. for now... Atlanta future
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And that would be great for this part of town!
Yes it would.
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta - Midtown
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Yet another student tower?? Spring Street is fast becoming a high-rise university city. If this keeps up, soon the vast majority of pedestrians will be packing a backpack.
lol, many pedestrians rock a back pack.
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Harvard business review gives Midtown Atlanta praise.

https://hbr.org/2016/03/why-todays-c...o-be-in-cities
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Old 03-09-2016, 04:30 PM
 
Location: atlanta
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ATT owns like 3 decks in the area, minimum. They provide a HUGE amount of parking for their employees, which is especially sad considering MARTA rail runs directly INTO their building. The North Ave station literally provides direct access to the building, without ever having to go outside.

Off topic, but if any building needs renovation in midtown, it's the ATT tower. The inside is supposed to be a "mall", but it's just horrible. It's like walking back in time into the 80's in there.
i hate how we keep erasing architecture from the 50s and beyond because people don't see it as 'historic' yet. we're doing the same thing as atlanta did in the 70s when it stripped all the art deco stuff out of atlanta because it was 'old'. i think people in the future are going to look back at us like we look back at the atlanta developers of the 70s.

two of the biggest losses in my opinion are in atlanta malls, like the plaza portion of the mall at lenox square:



and cumberland mall:


all that's gone and we're not going to get it back. they could have cleaned up the look of these malls without stripping all the character out of them, but they did, and now they look so characterless, they might as well have been built 10 years ago.
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:33 PM
 
Location: N.C. for now... Atlanta future
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i hate how we keep erasing architecture from the 50s and beyond because people don't see it as 'historic' yet. we're doing the same thing as atlanta did in the 70s when it stripped all the art deco stuff out of atlanta because it was 'old'. i think people in the future are going to look back at us like we look back at the atlanta developers of the 70s.

two of the biggest losses in my opinion are in atlanta malls, like the plaza portion of the mall at lenox square:



and cumberland mall:


all that's gone and we're not going to get it back. they could have cleaned up the look of these malls without stripping all the character out of them, but they did, and now they look so characterless, they might as well have been built 10 years ago.
I agree. The early malls were quite interesting. Cumberland Mall was amazing. No one ever thinks malls are worth preserving though.
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:47 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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i hate how we keep erasing architecture from the 50s and beyond because people don't see it as 'historic' yet. we're doing the same thing as atlanta did in the 70s when it stripped all the art deco stuff out of atlanta because it was 'old'. i think people in the future are going to look back at us like we look back at the atlanta developers of the 70s.

two of the biggest losses in my opinion are in atlanta malls, like the plaza portion of the mall at lenox square:



and cumberland mall:


all that's gone and we're not going to get it back. they could have cleaned up the look of these malls without stripping all the character out of them, but they did, and now they look so characterless, they might as well have been built 10 years ago.
Have you ever actually been in there though? It's horrible. I'm not sure if the architecture itself is anything special from an architectural standpoint - to me it's not, but I'm no expert. But in any case, I'm not talking about demolishing the building - the signage, the decoration, etc. inside is just ridiculously tacky. They have fake trees scattered around, and some tacky decorations in an orange/yellow/black kind of scheme. It literally looks like it hasn't been updated since 1988. Just my opinion! IMO, the malls you posted aren't really a loss either, but it's all personal preference!
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:53 PM
 
Location: atlanta
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I agree. The early malls were quite interesting. Cumberland Mall was amazing. No one ever thinks malls are worth preserving though.
i know, but they will in another 30 years when they're all gone. i'm not saying we should preserve everything, but do we have to remodel everything?
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Good.

Next up, let's reopen the 3rd Street tunnel and give Georgia Tech police a modest funding increase to cover security costs.
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:16 PM
 
Location: N.C. for now... Atlanta future
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i know, but they will in another 30 years when they're all gone. i'm not saying we should preserve everything, but do we have to remodel everything?
I know... it's crazy. I would definitely rather walk through the early Cumberland than the one that's there now. Who ever thought removal of all the interesting aspects was a good thing was a moron.
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Old 03-09-2016, 11:41 PM
 
Location: morningside, atlanta
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Have you ever actually been in there though? It's horrible. I'm not sure if the architecture itself is anything special from an architectural standpoint - to me it's not, but I'm no expert. But in any case, I'm not talking about demolishing the building - the signage, the decoration, etc. inside is just ridiculously tacky. They have fake trees scattered around, and some tacky decorations in an orange/yellow/black kind of scheme. It literally looks like it hasn't been updated since 1988. Just my opinion! IMO, the malls you posted aren't really a loss either, but it's all personal preference!
i really want to see this in person. can you just go in?
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