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Old 09-23-2008, 06:00 PM
 
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Right. I imagine Atlanta leaders of the past and present equate "international city" with how tall their skyscrapers are. Uh, I beg to differ...lol.

Yes! Look at Boston, Philadelphia, or all of the European and Latin American cities...cities with relatively low or no skyscrapers. And many, if not most, are considered "international."
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:16 PM
 
Location: London, England
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4) A building is concrete, glass, and steel - nothing more. It houses offices space and possibly a hotel or condos. It does nothing to solve traffic problems, air quality, or crime. It's just a building. Funny comments about being "international" by the developers in that article - as though building this, people will suddenly see it and go, "Oh.. my gawd... Atlanta certainly is international now! lol
Buildings provide jobs and bring more people downtown lol. Don't be such a stinker Greg.

Btw would BOA be jealous of this building if built lol?
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Gee I hadn't thought of that possibilty. Where did you hear that ICG might be the anchor tenant?

If that's happens then this tower has a high probability of getting built.
Some inside talk by a friend of mine that is an exec there...certainly far from a done deal, but I was told that the prospect of the signage atop a signature building was 'alluring'.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:03 PM
 
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Right. I imagine Atlanta leaders of the past and present equate "international city" with how tall their skyscrapers are. Uh, I beg to differ...lol.
I think the architect that made the comment was simply referring to architecture (not height) that could become as recognizable as Atlanta as some buildings that immediately identify other international cities.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:17 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I think the architect that made the comment was simply referring to architecture (not height) that could become as recognizable as Atlanta as some buildings that immediately identify other international cities.
Maybe it'll have a large neon Peach on top surrounded by Coke bottles, then.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:28 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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So funny how much negativity this announcement has generated here. It's like telling a kid that just achieved something great that despite that he'll never amount to anything.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara 93108 / Atlanta 30306
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Finally, a real skyscraper to put those silly fools in Nashville back in their place

70-story tower eyed for Midtown - Atlanta Business Chronicle:
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So funny how much negativity this announcement has generated here. It's like telling a kid that just achieved something great that despite that he'll never amount to anything.
Oh gosh, gee I wonder why? Didn't the thread start with a bit of negativity towards another capital city for no reason? Oh sure, let's "put down" Nashville, TN ... so ATL can look better? Yeah ... sure ... right ... anything you say.

I think this comment amounted to "the cloud calling the raindrop wet"
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:58 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Oh gosh, gee I wonder why? Didn't the thread start with a bit of negativity towards another capital city for no reason? Oh sure, let's "put down" Nashville, TN ... so ATL can look better? Yeah ... sure ... right ... anything you say.

I think this comment amounted to "the cloud calling the raindrop wet"
Well, that is true; no point in dragging Nashville into it.
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Old 09-24-2008, 03:54 AM
 
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So funny how much negativity this announcement has generated here. It's like telling a kid that just achieved something great that despite that he'll never amount to anything.
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Yes! Look at Boston, Philadelphia, or all of the European and Latin American cities...cities with relatively low or no skyscrapers. And many, if not most, are considered "international."
Older established "international" cities will hold the reputation they have without "tall" architecture, but one of the sure fire ways for a city that hasn't been on that list to get noticed is with skyscrapers. Who would have ever considered Kuala Lumpur on any list before the Petronas Towers? Who would even know where Dubai is without the massive growth there? if they had spread the same square footage flat over the desert would it have made the impression it did by going upward?

So, agreed, there are other factors to be ranked "international" but if you have a skyscraper (or two or three) that ranks as one of the tallest in the world, it is an instant ticket to be considered for inclusion.
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