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  1. He's already been signed by the Redskins.
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  2. ^I don't remember it being a porno theater. I saw "The Black Stallion" (which although sounds like a porno, is a children's film) there back in 1979. I don't believe it was open that much longer after that.
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  3. I agree with everything y'all are saying about Graham St. However, I think it would be incredibly difficult to apply a consistent cross section, especially in 4th Ward. The advantage that uptown has is that the network is so good that the majority of cyclists would generally prefer to use adjacent streets. I'd rather see Pine St opened up a little bit through 4th Ward Park to allow for easier through movements for cyclists and pedestrians. I think the sidewalk solution would be to swap the back of sidewalk trees with the back of curb sidewalk in 4th ward. Most of those 4-5 blocks could easily accommodate that design. When you get towards Trade and 3rd Ward the only places where it's bad tend to be where there are parking lots, so in all likelihood they will be developed and the sidewalk would get fixed that way. The major issue with Graham, IMO, is at the Brookshire ramps. There's only sidewalk along one side, and it's horrible for cyclists and pedestrians in general. That's a key connector to the north, and I'd rather that be fixed first before anything else.
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  4. Yes... that's the old Cain Sloan department store... mid-century modern. Don't you think that surface lot is an improvement? Tony Giarratana demolished that and the old Tennessee Theatre (the latter was before "my time", but I've seen pictures of the huge marquee and some interiors). It was a great building, replaced by the ever-so-bland Cumberland. I remain skeptical, but if Tony Giarratana ever gets his tower out of the ground, it would only go part of the way in replacing what he's destroyed.
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  5. The schematic for the realignment of Johnson Wales Way has finally been posted to the city website. http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/epm/Projects/Transportation/Roads/Documents/JWW-4th_Rendering%20on%20Aerial_7-16-12.pdf I'm excited that they are finally aligning this with Irwin Ave, as that is one of the most frustrating intersections currently. Also, the are eliminated the "island" at 4th St. There is going to be a large block of land opened up on the back side of the Doubletree Hotel. This would be a nice site for a small infill building, to mask the anti-urban backside of the hotel that currently abuts the intersection. A project there combined with the Gateway West Lofts and the townhomes across 4th could actually turn a pretty poor intersection into something quite urban. Also, just outside of Uptown, 4th St is currently getting a road diet with a planted median and bike lanes. The same is about to begin on 5th St as well out to JCSU/5 Points. 4th Feels nicer already, even though it is a construction zone. That road was way overbuilt.
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  6. THANK YOU 811 Peachtree for bringing some architectural variety to the skyline!
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  7. Here is a close up of the progress at "The Mint".
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  8. I doubt that'll happen, bondsmen need to be near the court.
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  9. I truly appreciate the insight you bring. I'm all for them building both at the same time. The 12th & Midtown development has been a financial success for Selig so it is quite possible for them to take on two at one time. I'm definitely NOT going to complain to possibly having three 50 story towers under construction at one time. Also, thank you for the update on 33 Peachtree Pl. I hope the Parks Dept approval comes soon.
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  10. OMG....how ironic that I mentioned it earlier. There are going to be soooo many cranes over Midtown. As I said earlier, Atlanta is totally flying under the radar. These proposals are being made and coming to fruition within one year's time. The time from announcement to tree removal/construction has been remarkable of late. While only 35 stories tall, 811 Peachtree will add some architectural interest to the Midtown skyline. That is for sure. If you like the design or not, it is definitely different and counter to the typical glass box. Just as a reminder for those who visit the Midtown forum from other places: THIS is 811 Peachtree!
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