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Old Posted Oct 17, 2006, 8:21 PM
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2006, 11:25 PM
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Great job as usual. Atlanta has some great architecture.
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2006, 1:25 AM
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Wow! These pics are amazing!!! I'm going to check out your other threads.
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I'm just in awe :-)

for a native of Atlanta, these are just really special. It is always a pleasure to see your city treated with respect and photographed from new and amazing angles. Thanks for posting these
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2006, 1:44 AM
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Great shots of Atlanta's suburban skylines - thanks...
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2006, 2:42 AM
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Great pics. I have been looking real hard in the background, but have yet to see a mountain. I did spot a hill or two and a really big rock.
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Beautiful pictures!

One unfortunate distinguishing characteristic of suburban Atlanta is the predominance of curvy, loopy streets in the suburban areas, which are filled with homes on huge lots. In this respect it is nothing like LA--LA is linear and dense with tiny yards throughout the metro. I don't think there's one straight street in suburban Atlanta. The reason probably has to do with most recent development patterns as opposed to LA's old postwar planning.
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2006, 3:26 AM
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Beautiful pictures!

One unfortunate distinguishing characteristic of suburban Atlanta is the predominance of curvy, loopy streets in the suburban areas, which are filled with homes on huge lots. In this respect it is nothing like LA--LA is linear and dense with tiny yards throughout the metro. I don't think there's one straight street in suburban Atlanta. The reason probably has to do with most recent development patterns as opposed to LA's old postwar planning.
Is there really a grid even within the city of Atlanta? Not that I'm some sort of expert on the city, but driving around Atlanta I noticed most of the streets curve. It was one of the most confusing American cities to navigate IMO.

You're right about Atlanta not being like LA. I meant to respond to this comment in my previous post. I don't get how the two are even compared, there are very few similarities I found. In fact I found Dallas and Atlanta resemble each other more than any other cities. Just so I don't get any backlash about Dallas & Atlanta. The two aren't exactly alike and have many differences, but the two are closer to being alike than LA & Atlanta will ever be.

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Is there really an grid even withing the city of Atlanta? Not that I'm some expert on this city, but driving around Atlanta I noticed most of the streets curve. It was one of the most confusing cities American cities to navigate IMO.

You're right about Atlanta not being like LA. I meant to respond to this comment in my previous post. I don't get how the two are even compared, there are very few similarities I found. In fact I found Dallas and Atlanta resemble each other more than any other cities. Just so I don't get any backlash about Dallas & Atlanta. The two aren't exactly alike and have many differences, but the two are closer to being alike than LA & Atlanta will ever be.
There is a small existing grid in inner city Atlanta.
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2006, 6:43 AM
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wow, thanks everybody. I'm at a loss for words . As promissed, here are the downtown pics .

There are few pics of midtown etc in here, I know...

I have put all the photos on the very first post as well.








































































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Old Posted Oct 18, 2006, 12:20 PM
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Is there really a grid even within the city of Atlanta? Not that I'm some sort of expert on the city, but driving around Atlanta I noticed most of the streets curve. It was one of the most confusing American cities to navigate IMO.

You're right about Atlanta not being like LA. I meant to respond to this comment in my previous post. I don't get how the two are even compared, there are very few similarities I found. In fact I found Dallas and Atlanta resemble each other more than any other cities. Just so I don't get any backlash about Dallas & Atlanta. The two aren't exactly alike and have many differences, but the two are closer to being alike than LA & Atlanta will ever be.
Let me clarify my statement. I did not mean to imply that they looked alike.

They both sprawl forever.
They both are largely car-dependent and have horrible traffic.
They both have several "downtowns", so to speak.
They are both the predominant cities in their regions in terms of commerce and culture.
They are both growing rapidly and are magnets for people from other parts of the country.
Development seems to be very linear along major arteries, i.e. Wilshire Blvd. and Peachtree Rd.

Obviously, the two cities are quite different in many ways, but some of the similarities are quite striking in my opinion.

As a matter of fact, when an LA local asked where I was visiting from, she laughed and said, "Oh yeah, I've been to Atlanta many times. LA's kinda like a bigger version of Atlanta with palm trees".

An oversimplification, for sure, but apparently even she sees some similarities.
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2006, 12:37 PM
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Let me clarify my statement. I did not mean to imply that they looked alike.

They both sprawl forever.
They both are largely car-dependent and have horrible traffic.
They both have several "downtowns", so to speak.
They are both the predominant cities in their regions in terms of commerce and culture.
They are both growing rapidly and are magnets for people from other parts of the country.
Development seems to be very linear along major arteries, i.e. Wilshire Blvd. and Peachtree Rd.

Obviously, the two cities are quite different in many ways, but some of the similarities are quite striking in my opinion.

As a matter of fact, when an LA local asked where I was visiting from, she laughed and said, "Oh yeah, I've been to Atlanta many times. LA's kinda like a bigger version of Atlanta with palm trees".

An oversimplification, for sure, but apparently even she sees some similarities.
Absolutely. I've lived in Atlanta most of my life and I've traveled to most other large US metros, LA included, countless times. LA "feels" like a supersized Atlanta to me, more so than any other metro in the country.
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2006, 12:38 PM
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Thanks KC for those remarkable extra downtown pics!! You sure made home sweet home look great! That new first photo is spectacular! It's clear from that picture that the lines between Downtown and Midtown are blurring, and you can easily follow the buildings lining Peachtree Street curving up to the northeast and leading to the Buckhead skyline. And, it was clear enough that day to also see the mini-skyline of Perimeter Center in the distant background!

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Old Posted Oct 18, 2006, 1:25 PM
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Again just amazing shots, especially the ones of Downtown.
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Wow. I especially love this one. Midtown makes me wet.

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Atlanta has the best highway system....

....when you couple the wonderful wide well thought out highway system with all the information signs and easy access then couple it with MARTA you have the best blend of transportation of any American city.
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Especially like this pic with almost all the skylines.

KCgridlock.. do you realize that this is the most viewed Atlanta pic thread ever on skyscraperpage?! Good job man.
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