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Downtown Los Angeles 14 63.64%
Downtown Atlanta 9 40.91%
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:23 PM
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Location: Atlanta
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Question for Atlanta people:

Are there any decent streetwalls in Atlanta? I mean for more than 3 or 4 blocks. If so, where? I'd like to check it out on Google Streetview.
Sure. Try Peachtree Street around the 133 block in 30303.

Actually, all of Peachtree - from Downtown to Buckhead. It's our version of Wilshire.

This is 4 years old, so a lot of new development is missing. But, it gives a rough idea on a cold Sunday morning from Downtown to the northern edge of Midtown...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS7Hl3NsbDM

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Old 12-23-2014, 12:31 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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I travel to LA alot and i'm from ATL they slick feel the same but I think Atlanta is slightly bigger and more live.The reason I say that is Downtown ATL always having something going on as in events,concerts,conventions,sports and museums.To the people who hasn't been to Atlanta and to the people who thinks they know everything about ATL just because they read all these articles about what ATL is like and to the people that thinks ATL still a Country City.Atlanta is getting Urban by the minute the Downtown ATL streetcar is about start in a few days and All these brand new museums and development such as
Buckhead Atlanta: Buckhead Atlanta it's a high-end mixed-use development type district.
Buckhead Atlanta Developer | Luxury Retail, Luxury Apartments
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Ponce City Market:Ponce City Market it's going to be wayyy better than Chelsea Street Market after the whole thing is done including the rooftop amenities.
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FALCONS NEW STADIUM UNDER CONSTRUCTION:
Design Evolution | New Atlanta Stadium
Will be done by 2017
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Then underground Atlanta (Historical landmark) is about to revitalized with higher-end retail, residents,high-rises and more...
Underground: How an outsider hopes to succeed where others have failed | SaportaReport
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Then you have the Georgia MMPT:-----which is going to be across from the phillips arena and Falcons new stadium next to the underground which is going to be revitalized about block down from the Centennial Olympic Park Proposed renovation.
This starts construction next year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKsHT_ZYbWU

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Then centennial olympic park renovation:

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MORE BIKE LANES ADDED
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MORE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT HERE: Atlanta | Downtown Investment

ALSO THE GEORGIA DOME WILL BE DEMOLISHED WHEN FALCONS NEW STADIUM WILL BE DONE AND BE REPLACED WITH A 1200 ROOM HOTEL TOWER!!!

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IT'S TO MUCH AND IM NOT DOING ALL OF THEM SO...


LAST FOR NOT LEAST THE ATLANTA BELTLINE!!!!!!!
THE BIGGEST DEVELOPMENT IN THE WORLD!!!
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The BeltLine is a former railway corridor around the core of Atlanta, Georgia under development in stages as a multi-use trail. Some portions are already complete, while others are still in a rough state but hikeable.

BELTLINE.ORG


NO OTHER PROJECT LIKE THIS IN THE WORLD!!!IT'S CONNECTING ALL ATLANTA NEIGHBORHOODS!!!!
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AND ONE THING ATLANTA ADDED TO THE HQ'S IS PORSCHE AND THEIR HQ'S ALMOST FINISH!!!! NOW MERCEDES BENZ MIGHT BE COMING TO ATLANTA!!!!!



STOP JUDGING ATLANTA..... COME HERE AND STAY ABOUT A GOOD WEEK OR 2 AND YOU WILL SEE WHAT IT'S REALLY LIKE....

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Old 12-24-2014, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I spent one Saturday in downtown Atlanta last year and I walked around much of it. The main thing that I saw that downtown LA lacks is the Centennial Park/World of Coke/Aquarium area. We don't have anything like that where large numbers of families visit. I didn't enjoy the WoC, but I admit that it does bring in the crowds. I don't think any one area in downtown LA is as consistently busy except maybe the Fashion District, but that's totally different. I also enjoyed Underground Atlanta although it kinda comes across as a low budget mall. But walking around there was a noticeable lack of places open to eat or shop.

Overall imo downtown LA is far more active. It has many more bars, restaurants, and open businesses in general. Crowds are spread out and activities are much more varied. Downtown LA has different neighborhoods and each of them are significantly different. Little Tokyo, South Park/LA Live, Arts District, Fashion District, Historic Core, etc are all active and are very different.
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:15 PM
 
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i actually been to both downtowns and i perfer ATL since they have that park and more sporting events.
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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DTLA by farrrrrrrrrr
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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DTLA by a long shot, and the gulf is only going to widen. Its undergoing warp speed gentrification and development, but in the scheme of things is really just getting started. 2020 DTLA is going to be an absolute beast.
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Default my own pics

More of DTLA


Grand Central Market






The Last Bookstore


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Old 12-28-2014, 10:42 PM
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Yes LA's skyline is small for it's size but if you've ever been to Downtown LA, it still has the feel of very large city. As Atlanta's downtown feels more mid-range.
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:53 AM
 
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Question for Atlanta people:

Are there any decent streetwalls in Atlanta? I mean for more than 3 or 4 blocks. If so, where? I'd like to check it out on Google Streetview.
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Originally Posted by JMatl View Post
Sure. Try Peachtree Street around the 133 block in 30303.

Actually, all of Peachtree - from Downtown to Buckhead. It's our version of Wilshire.

This is 4 years old, so a lot of new development is missing. But, it gives a rough idea on a cold Sunday morning from Downtown to the northern edge of Midtown...
I don't know if you understand what he is asking and I think it is the biggest weakness of downtown Atlanta. He's talking about an uninterrupted street wall such as the one below on Broad street for more than 4 blocks and it just doesn't exist. Unfortunately the "tear everything down" mentality from 70's-80's and horrible insular architecture from the 80's-90's has wreaked havoc on the street level in Atlanta. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that less dense and urban Midtown and Buckhead districts have gotten the lion's share new development for the last couple of decades which makes it difficult to fill the gaps.

https://wdanielanderson.files.wordpr...pg?w=500&h=317

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Old 07-15-2017, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Default Downtown Los Angeles 2017

https://photos.app.goo.gl/7z7g1UeIuvHh0Ir92

https://photos.app.goo.gl/34FMp9Fk8eiu91VD2

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/TCfohjkUKMqEMStn1

Outside of Grand Central Market
https://photos.app.goo.gl/bBWzVq44GkW2kQqR2

Grand Park opened in 2014.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/qfuULqfwwRY2Y8Oj1

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BtVQPdlRB9vlwr233

The newly opened Wilshire Grand Center with a 900 rm Intercontinental Hotel and rooftop Spire Bar on the 73rd fl.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/DPuHoZpXpJMDmKvV2
https://photos.app.goo.gl/tx5XKhjCxUV6tHty1

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ErzdjaDnBWeMRIJ22
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