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The bridge has long been a beloved spot to take in one of Atlanta’s best views of the downtown skyline. Now the people who gather along its narrow sidewalk to snap photos of the cityscape will have a little extra room.
With tax dollars rolling in, city and MARTA officials are having to prioritize their transit wish list. And to the dismay of the BeltLine’s creator, Ryan Gravel, it’s looking like light rail along the loop may be sacrificed on the altar of expediency and cost. We broke down what's happening right now with transit along the BeltLine.
Done right, CIM Group’s redevelopment of the Gulch could stitch together more than 200 acres in downtown, creating a new chunk of the city core. The opportunity to build a new grid, one that’s open to pedestrians and transit users, doesn’t come along often. We can’t design and develop for one tenant or one use. We’ve got one chance to do it right.
In Midtown, No.2 Opus Place will be Atlanta’s tallest residential tower and the highest structure built in the city since 1992. About 20 percent of its 189 condos have “sold”—under contract, that is, with earnest money down.
How an aerotropolis, the "Ray" sustainable road, the Gulch redevelopment, and the "Stitch" park over the Connector could change Atlanta.
What New City developer Jim Irwin has planned for 10.2 acres about a block south of Ponce City Market is a whole new level of ambitious. The first renderings for 760 Ralph McGill show a $750-million, mixed-use hub of glassy, uniquely geometric architecture that incorporates terraced roofs, green elements, and elevated “flyover” bridges.
With its own zip code and 2.5 million square feet of offices, homes, restaurants, and behemoth retail anchors, Atlantic Station might seem massive now, but it’s less than half built, with several huge holes remaining. Projects scheduled to break ground in 2018 are planned to add thousands of workers, hundreds of new residences and hotel rooms, and fundamental changes to how certain facets feel.
Humans shape buildings, but they also shape us. This year’s edition of our annual Groundbreakers Awards is dedicated to visionary architecture. Of course, the soon-to-be-iconic Mercedes-Benz Stadium immediately comes to mind. But more subtle revolutions—New Urbanist communities, historic renovations, sustainable construction—are also changing the way we live.
Say goodbye to the Georgia Dome—by 7:31 a.m. Monday, it will be nothing but rubble. 11 facts about the implosion, including who's pressing the button and how many tons of explosives it takes to bring the arena down.