Author Archives: newtreeguy

Your Lights Are On

The hard-working folks on the Beltline started burying the keg-sized bases for lights about a month ago. Carefully digging around all of the beauties planted by Trees Atlanta and having to put up cones to divert the spring-time foot-traffic around … Continue reading

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New little Beltline extensions 2019

Complete as of late March from Wylie to Kirkwood Ave. They took a while to get the curb cuts and traffic table in place so this little twenty foot section was fenced up for six months. The section from Kirkwood … Continue reading

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Lapidus and Portman

Found a little poem about what is now the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. Here’s Portman’s original design for the Peachtree Plaza Hotel, built as the tallest hotel in the world: The big pedestal held a half acre lake and one … Continue reading

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The Loew’s Grand Fire

Here’s the old beauty in 1972. It had been a long time since she showed first run Hollywood films, but Hollywood itself was pretty moribund at the time. See the nice array of shops surrounding the ground floor. Plentiful commercial … Continue reading

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Last section of NE Beltline is poured

Between Piedmont Park and the Krog Street tunnel only had one little unfinished part which was waiting on the completion of The Edge condo building. It’s pretty much done now but the segment isn’t officially connected yet although you can … Continue reading

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Broad Street Recognized

Nice little write-up on the wonderful StreetsBlog featuring the newly-pedestrian-only section of Broad St. downtown. I remember back in the early 2000’s when the city first started closing it down for “Friday Wind Down”, they would fill the street with … Continue reading

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Atlanta Has Another Gifford Lecturer!

For the third time in 130 years, the Gifford Lecture will be given by an Atlantan. Emory philosopy professor Robert McCauley will give the lectures in 2020-2021 at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He is the founding directory of … Continue reading

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HENSE is so legit now

Oh, he had so many death-defying tags around town: rail bridges over The Connector, old warehouse roofs you could see from MARTA, etc. But now that he’s a “Real Artist” including the huge mural at 14th and Spring, he’s graduated … Continue reading

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The Atlanta Sound, circa 1969

I love this Billy Joe Royal album from right in the middle of the string of hits he recorded from fellow-Atlantan Joe South’s songwriting. Undisputed classics like “Hush, hush, thought I heard you callin’ my name”, “I Never Promised You … Continue reading

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Ann Taylor Boutwell, a remembrance

One of my favorite local historians died in August. I first noticed Ann when the Intown Paper still was going by zip-code editions and I think I saw her first in 30308. Each month, she would do a run down … Continue reading

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