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Old 07-21-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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No, it wasn't One Alliance Center...it was two towers that were about 20 or so floors each and were right next to each other. I remember that when you drive you'd take 400 until it dead ends and then just keep going straight for a little ways...anyway, the buses were much better as I've been saying all along.
Gee, that must be good old Lenox Towers. They were built back in the 60s and are next to Dante's.

They're also about a 2 minute walk from the Buckhead train station.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50962413@N07/5962020452 (broken link)
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:07 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Gee, that must be good old Lenox Towers. They were built back in the 60s and are next to Dante's.

They're also about a 2 minute walk from the Buckhead train station.

Lenox Towers | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50962413@N07/5962020452 - broken link)
I starting to wonder how long ago that experience might have been since they stated "Where 400 dead ends". Just caught that now. If it was prior to Buckhead station and the Red Line opening then the bus statement would have been true. That was a long, long time ago.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:30 PM
 
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I starting to wonder how long ago that experience might have been since they stated "Where 400 dead ends". Just caught that now. If it was prior to Buckhead station and the Red Line opening then the bus statement would have been true. That was a long, long time ago.
I bet you are right, waronxmas. That's the only way this makes sense.

And that was a long time ago! I don't recall the exact date but I don't think they forced GA 400 through Buckhead until sometime in the early 90s. I wonder what Atlanta would have looked like if they hadn't done that?

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Old 07-24-2011, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Honest question here: How much would all this renaming cost? They'd have to make sign changes all over the stations affected, not to mention every single map on every single rail car. That'd be a fairly labor-intensive operation.

Renaming could be a good thing, but MARTA has bigger fish to fry right now.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:36 PM
 
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Honest question here: How much would all this renaming cost? They'd have to make sign changes all over the stations affected, not to mention every single map on every single rail car. That'd be a fairly labor-intensive operation.

Renaming could be a good thing, but MARTA has bigger fish to fry right now.

I heard it could be up to 1 million dollars vper station. Personally the only name I would change is Omni/Georgia Dome/blah blah blah. I would just make it Omni.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I heard it could be up to 1 million dollars vper station. Personally the only name I would change is Omni/Georgia Dome/blah blah blah. I would just make it Omni.
Yeah, that's a fair compromise.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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I heard it could be up to 1 million dollars vper station. Personally the only name I would change is Omni/Georgia Dome/blah blah blah. I would just make it Omni.
That is really the only one that needs to be renamed due to the ridiculous length of it's name.

But Omni Station?

The complex was renamed years ago, the stadium torn down years ago, and the only thing that remains with that name is the hotel a block away. Better options:

-Centennial Station
-Marietta Street Station
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Midtown Atlanta
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I heard it could be up to 1 million dollars vper station. Personally the only name I would change is Omni/Georgia Dome/blah blah blah. I would just make it Omni.
A million per station? Lord have mercy...
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:37 PM
 
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That is really the only one that needs to be renamed due to the ridiculous length of it's name.

But Omni Station?

The complex was renamed years ago, the stadium torn down years ago, and the only thing that remains with that name is the hotel a block away. Better options:

-Centennial Station
-Marietta Street Station

What also needs to be changed:

Civic Center Station
East Lake Station
Avondale Statioin
Drop Lakewood, and have just Fort McPherson Station
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I want to see East Lake station renamed Kirkwood/Oakhurst. All the other east side neighborhoods get a station, why not Kirkwood. It was a very important streetcar suburb and should be recognized on MARTA's map. Decatur be renamed to Decatur Town Square.
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