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Old August 29th, 2011, 11:24 PM   #81
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Atlanta Skyline, Late 1940's by Sherwood Harrington, on Flickr

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Atlanta Municipal Auditorium, 1945 by Sherwood Harrington, on Flickr

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Southeastern Worlds Fair, Atlanta, 1945 by Sherwood Harrington, on Flickr

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Five Points, Atlanta, December 1961 by Sherwood Harrington, on Flickr

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"New" Grady Hospital, 1958 by Sherwood Harrington, on Flickr

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Atlanta Yards, 1964 by Sherwood Harrington, on Flickr

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1963 Atlanta Skyline, Day by Sherwood Harrington, on Flickr

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1963 Atlanta Skyline, Night by Sherwood Harrington, on Flickr

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Atlanta Skyline and Grant Park, 1966 by Sherwood Harrington, on Flickr

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Atlanta Skyline from Grant Park, 1966 by Sherwood Harrington, on Flickr

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From Rich's Bridge, December, 1961 by Sherwood Harrington, on Flickr

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Atlanta, December, 1961 by Sherwood Harrington, on Flickr

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Dec 61 from the "Top of Peachtree" by Sherwood Harrington, on Flickr

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View from the Top of Peachtree, Christmas, 1961 by Sherwood Harrington, on Flickr
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Old August 30th, 2011, 12:25 AM   #82
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Those photos of Atlanta are amazing!
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Old August 30th, 2011, 02:30 AM   #83
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Atlanta almost looks half rustbelt in those pics, and still looks the most "rustbelt" of any city in the South. Part of the reason I like it so much Sadly half those buildings are gone, but half are still here!

Edit: Actually Birmingham looks quite "rust-belty" as well, and Nashville to a smaller extent. I like old warehouses, smoke stacks, brick, and the overall rustbelt look!
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Old September 1st, 2011, 02:52 AM   #84
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Old September 1st, 2011, 06:00 PM   #85
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Atlanta almost looks half rustbelt in those pics, and still looks the most "rustbelt" of any city in the South. Part of the reason I like it so much Sadly half those buildings are gone, but half are still here!

Edit: Actually Birmingham looks quite "rust-belty" as well, and Nashville to a smaller extent. I like old warehouses, smoke stacks, brick, and the overall rustbelt look!
Atlanta was (and still is) a much more industrial city than most people realize. Heavy industry drove the economy in Atlanta for decades prior to America's industrial decline.

Some other industrial southern cities...Richmond, Winston-Salem, New Orleans, Memphis, Chattanooga, etc.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 07:16 AM   #86
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How is that downtown San Antonio actually looks weaker now than it did back in the day? I guess compared to Houston and Dallas, San Antonio never had much of a 70s-80s skyscraper boom but did tear a lot of things down.

I know it was a terrible time, but some of these skylines looked quite interesting in the 1960s and 70s. I happen to like modern architecture, but am of course saddened by the destruction of older urban fabric. Some of these pictures capture a unique time when a few contemporary towers had gone up but urban renewal was yet to be complete, so you get to see both side by side.

Also, wtf here we are in the future, where are the goddamn blimps?

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Old September 8th, 2011, 07:18 AM   #88
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Oklahoma City "The Great Race": Ramsey Building vs The Petroleum Building, 1931


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