Category Archives: Neighborhoods

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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Atlanta Airport keeps growing

Got to tour the airport grounds with Hannah Palmer, who’s new book Flight Path details the absorption of small towns like Mountain View. The house-by-house buyout through the early 1970’s cost some $350 million. The town would be to the … Continue reading

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A bill from Olmsted for Druid Hills

The Library of Congress just released a clutch of Olmsted documents and there was a nice little Atlanta bit in there. I hoped for more, but this was nice. LOC link Joel Hurt had begun the buildout of Inman Park … Continue reading

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See the old Underground one more time

You have one last chance to see the old Underground before WRS really starts updating it. Deer Bear Wolf is doing a show in the old Dante’s space and parts of the main Underground area around the old Micks http://www.deerbearwolf.com/news/2018/3/8/captain-hook-invades-underground-atlantaContinue reading

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How did Portman do it?

The recent passing of John Portman has led me to a lot of thinking about what parts of Atlanta he saved and what he could be said to have destroyed. Arguably, downtown would have completely turned into cement bunkers, surface … Continue reading

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