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Elements of Urbanism: Buckhead & Midtown Atlanta
« on: December 24, 2009, 06:00:56 AM »
Elements of Urbanism: Buckhead & Midtown Atlanta



Midtown Atlanta is the second largest financial district in the city of Atlanta, situated between the commercial and financial district of Downtown to the south and the affluent residential and commercial district of Buckhead to the north.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Buckhead & Midtown Atlanta
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009, 09:04:11 AM »
Oh look!  Covered bus shelters, entrenched and mostly-logical mass-transit system, loads of high-rises and 'scrapers, huge convention center!  I have absolutely *no* idea what Jax can be "learning from" Atlanta! ::)

But seriously, great article and great shots.  Well done as always!
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Buckhead & Midtown Atlanta
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2009, 10:34:25 AM »
Will a new mayor make a difference for Jax? Pardon any ignorance.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Buckhead & Midtown Atlanta
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 10:34:49 AM »
Jacksonville has GOT to get the THREE (3) homeless shelters from off of the main entrance to the downtown area, Union Street! This is no shot against the homeless, but against the city planners...PEACE.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Buckhead & Midtown Atlanta
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2009, 10:57:36 AM »
BigBlackRod....Agree
But on a negative note, don't you hate all those utility wires? .....everywhere......

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Buckhead & Midtown Atlanta
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009, 12:13:39 PM »
What, no mention of the top-end perimeter? No mention of the Gallaria area? All considered Atlanta, and with their own high rises as well. Charlotte can only dream of getting to the business of Atlanta.
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Buckhead & Midtown Atlanta
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2009, 01:30:21 PM »
I'm seeing Jacksonville's future right before my very eyes by looking @ these photos!

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Buckhead & Midtown Atlanta
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2009, 02:18:17 PM »
What, no mention of the top-end perimeter? No mention of the Gallaria area? All considered Atlanta, and with their own high rises as well. Charlotte can only dream of getting to the business of Atlanta.
probably not since its an article about Midtown and Buckhead!

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Buckhead & Midtown Atlanta
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2009, 02:24:03 PM »
Midtown gained a phenominal number of residential units during the last boom.
The Carter project in Buckhead has halted construction.
As a Jacksonville native who has lived in Atlanta for decades, I must point out that Atlanta does not have,
a. The Saint Johns
b. The Atlantic

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Buckhead & Midtown Atlanta
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2009, 03:36:47 PM »
Pretty ironic, that upscale, big business "Midtown" used to be the "10th Street" area where all the hippies hung out, back in the day.  An area of bars (some featuring women who wore little clothing), head shops, with clothing stores and book shops serving that clientele, and so on.

Anyway, nice looking area.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Buckhead & Midtown Atlanta
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2009, 03:40:47 PM »
Atlanta also has water quality issues. Cross connection protection is just now starting to take hold. Jax has been doing it for 25 years.

THey didn't mention the old factory that was converted to city offices. THey had a satilite offices there for building department. They also didn't mention all the flack about the Atlantic station when they were building it. Brownfield in Atlanta isn't so spectactular since it is what they have left. 

I like the Virginia Highlands area better. Although we did go to church in Buckhead.


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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Buckhead & Midtown Atlanta
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2009, 03:41:48 PM »
As a Jacksonville native who has lived in Atlanta for decades, I must point out that Atlanta does not have,
a. The Saint Johns
b. The Atlantic

Very true.  We just have to get around to figuring out how to best benefit from these natural assets. To bad we can't import Charlotte or Atlanta's leadership to town for two full terms.  It would be pretty interesting to see what they could due with the Atlantic and St. Johns River in play.
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Buckhead & Midtown Atlanta
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2009, 03:48:29 PM »
That Target store in Buckhead is two story. It has entrances to the parking garage on both levels. It is connected to the parking garage and shares it with the other stores. Inside there is a special escallator for the shoping carts.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Buckhead & Midtown Atlanta
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2009, 03:56:38 PM »
Im surprised you didn't get robbed taking the pictures.

Buckhead is a dump

I was robbed there.
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Buckhead & Midtown Atlanta
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2009, 04:02:41 PM »
Just because YOU had a bad experience there doesn't mean it is a dump. You can get robbed anywhere nowadays.
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