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  1. Celeste, isn't that Hanover Buckhead? The one beside the theater? They are going to have an incredible view of the Buckhead skyline.
  2. WOW Lady Celeste... that last photo you posted of the Midtown skyline looks awesome. The vibrant colors and clarity show more variety in the buildings than is normally seen. I can pick out Yoo and Azure also!
  3. That 528 square miles number cannot possibly be correct. Virginia Beach alone has almost 250 square miles of land. The city of Chesapeake contains 341 square miles of land. Those two alone would exceed that number. That doesn't even include Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Suffolk, the other cities, and the 7 counties that are part of the MSA. The only explanation is that is the developed land area (built up area). The MSA total area is WAY larger than 528 square miles.
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    Wow LadyCeleste, those numbers are amazing. Few cities are undergoing such fundamental change. Midtown is essentially one big construction zone. The new buildings are having little trouble filling up. The lowest lease rate I've seen was over 60% for one. Most of the rest are at 90% or above. It should still be enough to show a sizable increase in population.
  5. Peachtree at 17th is pretty elegant. Nice stylish tower. Midtown is so different than it used to be. I can't believe how much I like Azure. I hope it goes condo.
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    Thank you Martinman and LadyCeleste. I also wonder if the census was totally accurate. Mayor Reed didn't think it was but it has not been revised up so the census is sticking with it. The demolition of public housing was a huge part of it. I've heard anecdotally that many of the displaced residents went to the suburbs. The foreclosure crisis hit other areas badly. Some areas were over 60% vacant afterword. So many areas still have entire abandoned blocks. Census estimates can go either way. During the 1990's, they UNDERCOUNTED the metro and the city. The 1999 estimate had the metro at 3.8 mill
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    Given how dead these forums are these days, did you think you would get a response?? Well, you got one! LOL! (I do wish the forums would come alive.) The 2010 census was a shock. The estimates didn't take into account the number of black residents and others who moved OUT. There was a loss of 31,000 blacks during the decade. There is now a black-flight phenomenon. The foreclosure crisis also affected the numbers. It's up in the air but at least maybe it can approach 500,000.
  8. Thank you for responding. I did not intend to be nosy. It's just that I remember you so well from years ago. You were a prolific poster here in the Atlanta forums. It's such a same to see the forum a graveyard now. I used to have so much fun here and I learned so much about Atlanta. I intend to move to Atlanta eventually and invest in real estate so I participate in all the online forums regarding Atlanta. I was born in Va. and am very familiar with Nova. I hope you enjoy living there.
  9. Boy it's been a lot of years since I was here... This forum used to be hopping... It seems so quiet now, even though Atlanta development is more exciting than ever. All these new proposals are really destroying those parking lots fast. By the way, has Lady Celeste left Atlanta?? She speaks of it as though she is elsewhere now...
  10. It's amazing the amount of population Atlanta has added this decade. When one looks at where it was coming from as recently as 1990 and 2000, one cannot help but be astonished. Remember, in 1990 the famously undercounted census number was 394,017 and 2000 showed only a slim gain to 416,474. While the census clearly showed an acceleration in growth this decade, they were forced to continually revise the estimates in an effort to keep pace. First they showed only modest gains again, then several times upgraded by tens of thousands of people. It is astonishing that a city's fortunes can be revers
  11. It will continue to gain new stores I am fairly certain. Of course no one can really know for sure what the econmic future holds, but Atlanta, now being a metropolis of 6,000,000 mostly wealthy people, has simply grown too large to ignore. The stores MUST cash in on the fast rising population. One can only wonder how much better Phipps can get or what terrific stores will locate in Streets of Buckhead, but this development I like far better than a "mall" type situation.
  12. It appears Charlotte has finally joined the high-rise living trend full force with several new projects going up lately. I always figured it wouldn't take long for uptown to catch the wave. There has been an amazing revival of many American central cities over the past 15 years. St. Louis, Washington, Atlanta, and New York have enjoyed a complete reversal of fortunes in recent years with new developments and condos springing up all over town. Strangely, Charlotte never posted a population decrease while most American cities did, and now it's population has reached 700,000 in the central city-m
  13. Perhaps, but I only referred to the very central core of Buckhead. Some changes could occur to make it more gridlike. Streets are not eternal-NYC has erased streets and put them back before. It could happen in Atlanta. The residents of the present highrises and future highrises aren't living in single-family homes so they might not care either way and thier NIMBY tendency would be tempered by that, but yes, most of Atlanta residential areas will always be as it is. In any case, my post was only a WISH-it's not going to occur in any case.
  14. The latest census figures for Georgia continue to show massive growth in the state, almost entirely dominated by the Atlanta region. Atlanta has recovered strongly from it's recent recession and again returns to near 3% a year growth. It looks like construction is picking up speed as well. It's nice to see all those high rises going up, but I'd like to see more beauty in the buildings (fat chance-Art Deco's gone) and the construction of a Buckhead street grid to make it an urban neighborhood. Curvilinear streets are great for secluded family living, but urban areas need a grid to look right; s
  15. Does anyone have any new numbers regarding the 2005-06 growth? The paper said 166,000 in one year, but I see no change to the 2005 figure of 4,917,717. The 2006 number is 5,138,000. Subtract the former from the latter and you get about 220,000. Has the 2005 figure been increased?
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