“The reason our cities are the places you want to live is because of design standards,” Lilburn Mayor Johnny Crist said opposing the bill. He said aesthetics are part of what make a city interesting and attractive to new residents.
Atlanta has never been bashful about allowing old buildings to be razed and replaced by new ones, sometimes with little consideration of the aesthetics of the new structure. That era is over, at least for the moment, and the outcome of Atlanta’s new emphasis on beauty is to be built along Peachtree Street in Midtown.
The Urban Explorers of Atlanta took the “Path of Portman Walking Tour” by The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation this month. Steve Saenz captured this Atlanta Marriott Marquis atrium shot looking down.
The pendulum of opinion swings freely when it comes to the question of form following function. It isn’t necessary to get into that debate here. I bring it up only to offer that, sometimes, it doesn’t matter where one stands on the question…form then function or function then form. Often, it’s the person paying the […]
By Maria Saporta Family and friends bid farewell Friday to Atlanta’s most iconic architect and developer – John C. Portman Jr. The venue was the atrium of AmericasMart 3, one of Portman’s many creations. The setting displayed Portman’s unique design style – the glass elevators, the hollowed out interior of the building, the magical play […]