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Old 12-26-2008, 07:23 AM
 
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Austin is such a better city than atlanta it's not even funny.

Austin = pretty, socially progressive, more cultural.

Atlanta = very conservative and sprawly cultural wasteland.
People come to this site to gain knowledge of a particular place in this country. I don't really find your claims plausible; at least put down some true facts that support your CLAIM that Atlanta's an "cultural wasteland". You're on the clock. Are you just boosting Austin because there's a major college in the town? I wish Atlanta had a some colleges in its city. Step it up kid.
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Old 12-26-2008, 07:55 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Well they just announced last month that a 700 ft madarin oriental hotel is being buit in midtown also hotel Palamor and Loews and st regis are all underconstruction so i dont think the building boom has stopped in atlanta
These were not just announced. Mandarin was on hold for a while and Palomar started before the credit crunch. There is a new article on it in the AJC.
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:01 AM
 
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These were not just announced. Mandarin was on hold for a while and Palomar started before the credit crunch. There is a new article on it in the AJC.
There is also a 40-story Tokyo Inn to start construction in January Downtown. The recent, more concrete Mandarin announcement was made on November 11...

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is expected to announce Thursday it has struck a deal to build a mixed-use luxury hotel and condo tower in Midtown Atlanta.

Several highly placed sources within the Atlanta hotel industry have confirmed Atlanta-based Tivoli Properties Inc. plans to build a $200 million to $250 million ultra-luxury high-rise hotel and residences under the Mandarin Oriental flag.

Tivoli has scheduled a press conference at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. An invitation to the press conference said the announcement would detail a major 53-story hotel development.

www.ajc.com
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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People come to this site to gain knowledge of a particular place in this country. I don't really find your claims plausible; at least put down some true facts that support your CLAIM that Atlanta's an "cultural wasteland". You're on the clock. Are you just boosting Austin because there's a major college in the town? I wish Atlanta had a some colleges in its city. Step it up kid.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Emory University
Agnes Scott College
Atlanta University
Oglethorpe University
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Emory University
Agnes Scott College
Atlanta University
Oglethorpe University
and another 44,000 students attending...

Kennesaw State University - 22,000 students
University of West Georgia - 11,000 students
Clayton State University - 6,000 students
Southern Polytechnic State University - 5,000 students
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:07 PM
 
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Austin: SxSW music and film fest; austin city limits festival + weekly concerts, more music per capita than anywhere in the U.S. Nude swimming, no topless laws, marijuana decriminalized, extremely tolerant towards gays.

Atlanta: drive your hummer, vote Republican, live in a McMansion.
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:29 PM
 
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Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Emory University
Agnes Scott College
Atlanta University
Oglethorpe University
Thanks LovinDecatur, I wasn't being serious when I said that I wish we had major schools in Atlanta (I knew that already), I'm just playing around.



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Austin: SxSW music and film fest; austin city limits festival + weekly concerts, more music per capita than anywhere in the U.S. Nude swimming, no topless laws, marijuana decriminalized, extremely tolerant towards gays.

Atlanta: drive your hummer, vote Republican, live in a McMansion.
Re: your astute Atlanta life observation, please try again.
Listen, I've never been to Austin before but I'm sure that it's great and all but you're selling Atlanta too short on here. Do you really care to know about Atlanta or do you want to see who can p*ss the farthest? The floor's your kid.
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:43 PM
 
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Re: your astute Atlanta life observation, please try again.
Listen, I've never been to Austin before but I'm sure that it's great and all but you're selling Atlanta too short on here. Do you really care to know about Atlanta or do you want to see who can p*ss the farthest? The floor's your kid.
Not only are they selling Atlanta short, but this type of hateful and misinformed commentary doesn't do Austin any favors either. Adults can usually compare two cities without making such inflammatory comments and causing ill-will toward their city of choice. It doesn't build up your city - it actually causes unnecessary negative negative images of it where there were none before.
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:09 PM
 
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Not only are they selling Atlanta short, but this type of hateful and misinformed commentary doesn't do Austin any favors either. Adults can usually compare two cities without making such inflammatory comments and causing ill-will toward their city of choice. It doesn't build up your city - it actually causes unnecessary negative negative images of it where there were none before.
Really, should we even try to defend Atlanta anymore on here? I mean if they really wanted to know something about this city then they'd go to the Atlanta forum. It's not making any sense on here anymore because there's been so many Atlanta threads with some good DATA on this CITY but some people act as if they're illiterate or just chose to ignore some facts and rinse and repeat garbage that they've heard on this site NY, Cali, Chicago, Detroit, Atl, Miami, North, South, East, West, it doesn't even matter. I don't know maybe it's me in this thing. Sorry for the rant, folks.
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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Atlanta: drive your hummer, vote Republican, live in a McMansion.

Then I wonder why 12% of Atlanta is gay.
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