In this week’s Creative Loafing (January 18), writer Michael Wall discusses recently built projects in Midtown, focusing on new signature buildings such as Renzo Piano’s High expansion and the wildly successful Metropolis condominium project. Unfortunately rare in the Atlanta press, this type of observation of the built environment helps stimulate sorely needed discussion and debate, as evidenced by comments posted on the Creative Loafing site (click here for article and discussion).
Alcoa Demolition

Other than a brief critique of architect John Portman’s urban planning skills, what Wall doesn’t mention is Atlanta’s great Modern tradition – and the fact that it is disappearing at an alarming rate, as evidenced by previous posts at this site, here, and elsewhere.