Originally Posted by ChadK
The Crum and Forster building has been saved
I personally thought saving the facade and entrance/1st 3rd of the building was far enough. I have spent the majority of the past month in northeast cities where far more beautiful historic buildings are incorporated into new towers or low-rise developments. Shame on Atlanta for not being progressive here. The Tech datacenter will now have to be revisited.
Also, HAMSTER, please QUIT posting construction updates on crap like Dunkin Donuts, AAA, gas stations and otherwise suburban outparcel developments. It's depressing and who the F cares?
Atlantaguy, good points earlier but I'm done being optimistic, hopeful, and done making excuses for this city/metro. Blindfatsnake also had good points, but this isn't entirely about race. It's just stupidity on virtually every level.
I'm starting to hate Atlanta with a passion and I don't see much future here, and I work in one of the largest and most reputable RE investment firms with presence here. We have offices in the NE and west coast and I would love to move up the ranks and move out to one of those offices at one point because this stinkin city is stuck in time, and not a good time.
Having just gotten back from Boston, there is MAJOR construction going on everywhere there. Nothing super tall, but BIG developments - multifamily, office, healthcare, hospitality, you name it. In addition to being more urban with a 24/7 rail system and walkable neighborhoods, excellent shopping, and a plethora of EDUCATED citizens, it is clean and relatively crime free. Atlanta just seems so slow, hot, dirty, ghetto, crime-ridden and uneducated in comparison it's very hard to come back. There are bike lanes everywhere there, no broken sidewalks, parks are better maintained (there's a LOT more money in Boston), and the concentration of virtually all business is in the central core from Seaport to Back Bay to Cambridge.
You fly into Atlanta and you see tall buildings scattered all about with forest land in between. That's just depressing. We'll never be urbanized like other cities. Time to move on.
And yes Scania, I will always be anti-suburb and there is nothing you can do to change that or prove to me the positives of suburbs. A few scattered restaurants here and there requiring long drives to get to does not prove to me that the food scene out there is better than intown. I've been to historic Roswell. It's ok, very cool for this area but pales in comparison to small historic towns in other regions of the country.