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Atlanta.

Post by chrizow » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:03 pm

leaving for atlanta tomorrow.  any recommendations for a couple of afternoons of sight-seeing? 

loose plans:

* high museum
* atlanta contemporary art center (which is now exhibiting KC artist jaime warren btw)
* walk around the "westside arts district" near the contemporary arts center, which appears to be Crossroads-esque.
* little five points - ATL's requisite hippie/weird district (and relevantly for me, where the record stores are)

i've heard to check out the Virginia Highland and East Atlanta neighborhoods.  from the 'hood websites VH seems like brookside and EA doesn't seem to be much of anything.  thoughts?

other recommendations?

thanks.

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Re: Atlanta.

Post by smh » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:11 pm

I like Mellow Mushroom quite a bit. Never been to one in Atlanta, but have been to the one at Five Points in Birmingham.

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Re: Atlanta.

Post by rxlexi » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:04 pm

  I've been, but recently had a brief email discussion with a friend there about "where to go" and her new neighborhood in the Decatur area.  I will just paste the 'nabes she mentioned below. 

  Give us a good trip report upon your return, I am really curious about the "interesting" side of some of these sprawling sun-belt cities after some positive experiences in Dallas (where I will be again for 3 days, come Sunday). 

  Recs below -

  "Atlanta is basically made up of a bunch of little pockets of cool areas that are relatively close to each other. I am strictly an East Atlanta Girl, which means that I hang out in all the dive bars and artist communes. Decatur is really interesting, you have your old Hippies who are trying to raise their kids in unconventional ways,the Emory University Crowd and the Artists/Musicians. There is always something great going on, like next weekend is this huge beer festival that is happening in the Square. Some of the other neighborhoods I hang out in is Little 5 points, Poncey Highlands or Virginia Highlands and EAV (East Atlanta Village). Of course, I do get dragged to Buckhead on occasion with my more clubby friends."
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Re: Atlanta.

Post by KCDowntown » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:58 am

Get a hot dog at the Varsity... 61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

It's an Atlanta institution. Its like Gates or Arthur Bryants for BBQ, but for hot dogs. 

One thing to know: the hot dogs really aren't all that special.

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Re: Atlanta.

Post by FangKC » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:15 am

This article shows some good examples of bad designs that were improved when challenged by the city's planning department.

Tim Keane to Atlanta: No more ugly buildings; focus on quality design
Atlanta’s Planning Commissioner Tim Keane wants our developers and architects to step up their game. And he’s willing to hold up their projects if they don’t live up to higher quality design standards.

Already the developers of three high profile projects have revised their plans to accommodate the city by improving the plans for their developments.

For Keane, this is not a job; it’s a mission to create greater awareness of the importance of quality design on our urban environment.
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“I have started to say: ‘You can’t build that. You can’t build insulting buildings in Atlanta anymore,’” Keane said. “This is not about architecture and architectural awards. It is more how architecture contributes to a better public realm.”

It is his attempt to stop the development of “Mr. Potatohead” buildings – structures where architects add different design features to try to make an ugly building better. Keane would rather architects start out with a simple building design with high quality materials and amenities.
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https://saportareport.com/tim-keane-to- ... ty-design/

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