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Old February 21st, 2006, 08:15 AM   #61
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I agree with what lots of the forumers have been saying: Great design, bad location. But I guess that's what Atlanta's famous for. I read somewhere over in the SouthEast thread (I think it was there) that someone believed Atlanta's skyline would form into a large cluster, filling all the gaps...I was skeptic about it, and I guess this shows that the sprawl is going to continue out. It seems like a trend for Atlanta is to build 5-6 skyscrapers just off different parts of I-85 and the other major highways that go through there, then plant a bunch of parking lots around them, then continue down the highway and repeat. Driving through there, you see skyscrapers all over the place, but just never really near one another. I would love to see how amazing Atlanta's cluster would look if it were bunched together like Seattle's or Philly's...the possible #3-4 skyline in the country IMO.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 05:55 AM   #62
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Buckhead is getting quite a skyline. Just think of it as the Jersey City or the North York or Wiltshire of Atlanta, and it makes sense. This tower won't be lonely at all.

Now, as for Atlanta downtown/midtown, Allen Plaza will be adding three sizeable skyscrapers, and there will be two large apartment towers next to them. These will fill in the gap between Sun Trust and Bank of America (which is getting a 30 storey neighbor on Ponce). The guy who owns property at 11th and Peachtree is cashing out, and they're going to build pretty tall there too.

Basically, in ten years, Atlanta is going to be Chicago Lite (without the awesome density and supertalls), and definitely the beast of the South (Houston has a great skyline too, but even though they are southern, Boston is as far from Atlanta as Houston is - and Houston is a neighbor to Louisiana, but it's soooo far from the rest of the Southeast!)
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 11:58 AM   #63
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very nice!
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 12:38 PM   #64
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Very nice tower!
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 03:58 PM   #65
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Yeah, looks beautiful!
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 02:04 AM   #66
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I don't really like the design, kinda looks like it belongs somewhere in Las Vegas with that whole glitzy hotel/casino crowd. But good for Atlanta that they're getting another tower!
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 03:24 AM   #67
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Quote:
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(Houston has a great skyline too, but even though they are southern, Boston is as far from Atlanta as Houston is - and Houston is a neighbor to Louisiana, but it's soooo far from the rest of the Southeast!)
What does that mean?
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 03:50 AM   #68
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Strange design for the tower...
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