(via Southern Spaces)
Love it! More retro 1970s MARTA photo goodness. I’ll imagine I’m a cool, downtown, 1970s bus rider during my (fairly drab) ride on the #19 from Clairmont Road today.
The view from our bedroom does not disappoint.
[Ryan Gravel] hopes that the completed project will also put an end to Atlanta being so reliant on cars: “When you look at demographic changes and preferences of Millennials, the world is changing and Atlanta needs to reposition itself so that it’s not known as a car city. The car culture in every city — but especially in Atlanta — it has to change. — A Brilliant Project That Will Completely Transform Atlanta Almost Didn’t Happen | Business Insider 6/13/2013
The urban canyon on 12th Street in Midtown Atlanta is pretty impressive.
I don’t want to get all old-timer-y and “I remember when” on you people, but *holy cow* — what a change from the way this street looked just 10 years ago. It’s like someone dropped Vancouver down out of the sky.
At this point if the streetcar doesn’t explode and kill a dozen orphans, much of the city will be disappointed. I can’t remember a similar sized project with so many cheering for it to be a failure. — Anonymous commenter, Is Optimistic Atlanta Streetcar Projection Unreasonable? | Curbed Atlanta
I took this one last night while we were out for a walk. There are spots downtown where you get amazing views that encompass very different types of architecture.
That diversity in building types parallels Atlanta’s rich history quite nicely.