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Old 04-16-2018, 04:33 PM
 
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Something I would like to see is a comparison over the years of the Skyline's (Downtown, Midtown) progression over the last 2 to 3 decades. Yet I can't seem to find any photos of Downtown Atlanta in the 90's and early 00's, atleast ..not on google.. I of course can find more recent photos but it would be nice to see how the skyline has changed since 1995 (right before the olympics) till currently... especially if it could be done in 5 year intervals.

I "think" the Skyline in 95ish wasn't much larger than current Charlotte's skyline. I could be wrong but I think thats about the size of what it was.
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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Here's a website that shows a photo of Atlanta in 1990 versus 2007 More Atlanta skyline comparisons 1990 vs 2007 - SkyscraperPage Forum
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:18 PM
 
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I remember in the 1980's when Midtown didn't even have a skyline. The then known as the IBM Building (the one with the pyramid top and the gold crown on its tip) was the first skyscraper in that area. The now AT&T/then Southern Bell building was also there. The now BofA Plaza/formerly NationsBank was completed some time in the early 90's.
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:33 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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I remember in the 1980's when Midtown didn't even have a skyline. The then known as the IBM Building (the one with the pyramid top and the gold crown on its tip) was the first skyscraper in that area. The now AT&T/then Southern Bell building was also there. The now BofA Plaza/formerly NationsBank was completed some time in the early 90's.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:02 PM
 
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Something I would like to see is a comparison over the years of the Skyline's (Downtown, Midtown) progression over the last 2 to 3 decades. Yet I can't seem to find any photos of Downtown Atlanta in the 90's and early 00's, atleast ..not on google.. I of course can find more recent photos but it would be nice to see how the skyline has changed since 1995 (right before the olympics) till currently... especially if it could be done in 5 year intervals.

I "think" the Skyline in 95ish wasn't much larger than current Charlotte's skyline. I could be wrong but I think thats about the size of what it was.
Atlanta's 1995 Skyline was larger than Charlotte's 2018 Skyline.
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Atlanta Time Machine, who's creator is now restricted to wheelchair use because a driver intentionally ran him down while on his bike.
http://www.atlantatimemachine.com/index.htm
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:15 AM
 
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Atlanta Time Machine, who's creator is now restricted to wheelchair use because a driver intentionally ran him down while on his bike.
http://www.atlantatimemachine.com/index.htm
By the way, what happened to the guy who ran down Mr. Germani?
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:15 AM
 
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Atlanta's 1995 Skyline was larger than Charlotte's 2018 Skyline.
Was it much larger though? Pictures would definitely help.
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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By the way, what happened to the guy who ran down Mr. Germani?
Only 15 years, because when you are in a vehicle it's justifiable homicide.
https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/...dogBAjQs2BclN/
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:09 AM
 
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Default Atlanta older skyline photos

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Was it much larger though? Pictures would definitely help.
In a word the answer is, "Yes."

As noted at the 2 entries from Wikipedia linked below, Atlanta's current 8 tallest buildings were all in place prior to 1995 & their heights are given in order as:
1,023'
867'
820'
770'
723'
697'
691'
677'

Charlotte's current top 8 in height list as:
871'
786'
659'
588'
560'
503'
484'
463'

In other words, the 2 city skylines were nowhere close in size in 1995 nor are they today.
As a further comparison, the 9th ranking height on the current Charlotte list would place at 23rd in rank on the Atlanta list.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ngs_in_Atlanta

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...North_Carolina
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