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Old 06-02-2010, 09:57 AM
 
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A developer with a vision seems to think its worth buying in its current condition for $27 million. Its a neat building and the area has potential, already surrounded by shops, some nice restaurants and many casual places, several loft buildings etc. Add in a mixed used space of 2 million square feet and the new park and it would be really nice.

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What is going to happen is nothing. It will sit vacant for the next 20 year or so with next to no maintenance till it get to the point where it can be removed from landmark status then KevK can show up with his C2 and take it down. Then maybe some townhouse can be built there, and of course a strip mall.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Midtown, Atlanta
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Because of it landmark status, that will drive up the renovation cost by more the 50%, Cleaning up the building will cost even more. The city/school/county are going to have to give HUGE tax breaks for 20 years of so to get someone to on the project. What is going to happen is nothing. It will sit vacant for the next 20 year or so with next to no maintenance till it get to the point where it can be removed from landmark status then KevK can show up with his C2 and take it down. Then maybe some townhouse can be built there, and of course a strip mall.
A quick glance at the website for the Atlanta Urban Design Commission and the National Register of Historic Places reveals no "landmark" status for the old Sears building. Which is too bad because having it on the national register would means the building would be eligible for all kinds of financial incentives. So I'm not sure of the 50% you claim.

And replacing it with a strip mall: that's visionary.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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The Cyclorama was just rehabbed a few years ago...thoroughly cleaned and restored and fitted with a swiveling seating area that moves the audiences' line of sight to the area of the circular painting that is the subject of the narrative. I don't see anything shameful about it.
We brought my parents to see it a few years ago, and the rotating display was actually surprisingly effective. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:06 PM
 
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I love the Cyclorama.

And I like the fact that it's in tranquil Grant Park.


Let's appreciate the way we do certain things in Atlanta...
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