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Old 06-21-2018, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Nope. I'm an architect and the intention was just to communicate an observation that I had.


I like building close to the street to encourage street-level activity & parking lots should be behind like is common practice in the Northeast.


Maybe the asymmetry to the sidewalk/street from a pointed corner of a curved tower isn't the best juxtaposition for me personally.


And the person on this thread & another contesting everything I post was on my sh*tlist until the big schlong comment which I'm very interested in seeing for myself, lol.

The people on here misusing this forum to vent whatever unhappiness is dogging them are the elephant in the room.

If something doesn't interest you then move on, don't go out of your way to belittle and complain

Do you realize that Atlanta would probably be so much more fabulous by redirecting these conversations toward people with the power to change things?
Why aren't they on here then?
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Old 06-21-2018, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Some of y'all need to travel more
That's very constructive, thank you.
Do you feel better about yourself now?
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Old 06-21-2018, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Why aren't they on here then?
Moreover, how do we know they're not?
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Old 06-22-2018, 02:19 PM
 
Location: O4W
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That's very constructive, thank you.
Do you feel better about yourself now?
This is exactly how I felt reading the first few pages of this thread. It seems like a lot of you guys need to travel outside of south a little more. I truly don't understand how someone can be so opinionated about this but know nothing about appropriate building setback for an urban area.

Someone seriously was concerned about a car driving into the building. This argument is so flawed it's ridiculous. Should we be concerned other buildings with no setbacks? What about the government buildings and other high security buildings in DC that have no setback? If the building had your desired setback, are cars in parking lots not capable of driving into the building?

Someone questioned if this area could ever be walkable with a giant hospital. Do you expect hospital employees, patients, and visitors to get into their cars for to drive to the Chick-fil-a across the street?

Atlanta is growing. We can't keep using suburban design principles and then keep complaining about traffic when you're okay with a building that forces everyone to have a car to interact with the building.
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:09 PM
 
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The new Piedmont tower is not going to crowd the street. To the contrary, it'll be separated from the street by a row of trees and streetlights, a wide sidewalk, and then a pedestrian plaza with more trees, dining areas and new hardscaping and plantings, and then a driveway for patient pickups and drop-offs.

So nobody has to hit the panic button about trying to squeeze by in an automobile or speeding cars crashing into the lobby.

And for what it's worth, many hospitals in Atlanta and elsewhere have excellent pedestrian access and street presence. They are busy places with employees, patients and visitors coming and going on foot, 24/7.


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Old 06-22-2018, 08:54 PM
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Location: Atlanta
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This is exactly how I felt reading the first few pages of this thread. It seems like a lot of you guys need to travel outside of south a little more. I truly don't understand how someone can be so opinionated about this but know nothing about appropriate building setback for an urban area.

Someone seriously was concerned about a car driving into the building. This argument is so flawed it's ridiculous. Should we be concerned other buildings with no setbacks? What about the government buildings and other high security buildings in DC that have no setback? If the building had your desired setback, are cars in parking lots not capable of driving into the building?

Someone questioned if this area could ever be walkable with a giant hospital. Do you expect hospital employees, patients, and visitors to get into their cars for to drive to the Chick-fil-a across the street?

Atlanta is growing. We can't keep using suburban design principles and then keep complaining about traffic when you're okay with a building that forces everyone to have a car to interact with the building.
Define 'a lot of you guys.' Pretty presumptuous of you to assume that many here are not well traveled, as nothing could be further from the truth.
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:54 PM
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Location: College Park Georgia
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This is exactly how I felt reading the first few pages of this thread. It seems like a lot of you guys need to travel outside of south a little more. I truly don't understand how someone can be so opinionated about this but know nothing about appropriate building setback for an urban area.

Someone seriously was concerned about a car driving into the building. This argument is so flawed it's ridiculous. Should we be concerned other buildings with no setbacks? What about the government buildings and other high security buildings in DC that have no setback? If the building had your desired setback, are cars in parking lots not capable of driving into the building?

Someone questioned if this area could ever be walkable with a giant hospital. Do you expect hospital employees, patients, and visitors to get into their cars for to drive to the Chick-fil-a across the street?

Atlanta is growing. We can't keep using suburban design principles and then keep complaining about traffic when you're okay with a building that forces everyone to have a car to interact with the building.
I am still concerned about a car driving into the building.

People drive too fast down that street and the last thing a sick person in a hospital needs is to worry about cars crashing into the building. Or all the noise from cars beeping their horns outside their window.
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:50 PM
 
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I am still concerned about a car driving into the building.

People drive too fast down that street and the last thing a sick person in a hospital needs is to worry about cars crashing into the building. Or all the noise from cars beeping their horns outside their window.
You have a point. The main entrance to Crawford Long is right on Peachtree thousands of cars go whizzing by there every day. It's a miracle one of them hasn't crashed into the building.

I've always wondered about Grady, too. Gilmer Street literally dead ends into the front door.
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I am still concerned about a car driving into the building.

People drive too fast down that street and the last thing a sick person in a hospital needs is to worry about cars crashing into the building. Or all the noise from cars beeping their horns outside their window.
Redeisng the street to slow cars down.
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:17 AM
 
Location: O4W
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I am still concerned about a car driving into the building.

People drive too fast down that street and the last thing a sick person in a hospital needs is to worry about cars crashing into the building. Or all the noise from cars beeping their horns outside their window.
Isn't this possible with any building in Midtown and Downtown? Are you only concerned with a sick person getting hit by cars? There are plenty of restaurants, hotels, and apartments that could have cars crashing into the building.

And what about sidewalks? Would you like a nice large fence separating the hospital from Peachtree and Collier so sick pedestrians aren't run over by cars?

Your argument just doesn't make sense.
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