i know it's supposed to be looking in that direction, it's just that the buildings look so different it threw me a little bit. i get the general gist of what it's supposed to look like in the end, but i'm having a tough time seeing how they're going to do it. the parking deck, for example, actually goes under the library building, and at one point is two stories deep. i'd just like to see the plans of exactly what they're going to do.
If fast food workers get paid $15 an hour, a lot of current fast food workers are going to get canned because there are plenty of college grads working for minimum wage who would love to make $15 an hour.
The fact of the matter is that fast food jobs were designed for high schoolers, and that's why they get paid what they get paid. If pay rates increase, a lot of people are going to get replaced with smarter and more "qualified" workers.
I know just about everyone at the West End Taco Bell and McDonald's will get fired. Never get service worth a damn, and there are plenty of college kids (and others with more than a middle school education) who would love to make $15/hr.
If anything, minimum wage needs to be raised across the board.
@Jesse Phillips: whether you're for real or you're just a concern troll, you just regurgitated every conservative/right-wing/tea party talking point about scary dark-skinned people who live in the city. I find it hard to believe you're for real.
English Avenue does have very serious, deep-rooted problems (as do many other blighted areas of the city, as do similar areas in cities across the country), but describing every single person who lives there as uniformly having such negative qualities (do you include yourself?) is disingenuous, at best.
You sound like a troll.
kiteless, did you bother reading the linked article?
To answer your questions, the view is looking southeast from (roughly) the intersection of Hurt Plaza and Peachtree Center Ave.; yes, all of those buildings exist, the left-hand-side is the Arts & Humanities Building with "a tier of new laboratories for the arts", the University Library straight(ish) ahead, and the General Classroom Building (or whatever it's called now) on the right. Quite obviously the plan calls for removing most of the parking deck that the current plaza is located on top of - you can see in the distance where steps lead up to the plaza in front of GCB.
All of it is a part of the GSU campus master plan - which I'm trying to find a copy of. I'm thinking it hasn't been 100% finalized yet; no doubt when it is there will be a big roll-out.
"named by the daughter of one of the zoo's longtime patrons"
"The daughter of a longtime zoo supporter got to name the gorilla as a gift for her birthday."
that's bananas. at what level of contribution does one get to start naming baby gorillas instead of the usual tote bag?
I live in English Avenue, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Atlanta. I think an important consideration that is missing from this article is that the culture of my neighborhood is not oriented toward financial advancement. Few people are interested in school or even finding a job. When we do get jobs, many of us show up late. Our culture is more about being with people, sharing, and chilling out, than about looking for work, working to provide our needs, getting anywhere on time, or keeping our promises. We feel entitled to handouts from the government & from middle class neighbors. So, I'm not sure how much of that can be blamed on government. Still, we need help somehow.
This is probably a good choice for GSU -- but I hate to see that building go: It's an emblem of how car infrastructure can sometimes be transformed to other uses, and it's an icon of the university (the yearbook is even named "The Rampway" in honor of Kell Hall).
It was an awful building to study in, but a great one to remember.
it's very difficult for me to picture how this is going to work out— the rendering looks great, but where's it looking at? none of the buildings in the photo exist, or at least in the state that they are pictured. also, the current student plaza between the library, sparks hall, and langdale hall (formerly the GCB) is elevated two stories above the peachtree center avenue level, and a parking deck is beneath it. will the plaza essentially be lowered two stories, eliminating the deck that currently occupies the space? and what will happen to the buildings that all have main entrances on the elevated plaza?
i mean, renderings are great and all, i just don't see how this is actually going to happen. anyone that's familiar with the campus knows that this is going to be a lot more than just tearing down kell hall and building a park.
if anyone's got more details, i'd love to see them, because this fascinates me.
Here is an interesting tidbit. In the NE there is, compared to the south, a shortage of adoptable specific-breed dogs. They come to the south to get them from rescues, or have them transported north. Spay/Neuter, a different culture of seeing animals as living things deserving of dignity, vets assisting in program, adopting a breed vs buying from a breeder, etc. - generally a more holistic approach has made a big difference in the NE. Not saying the problems have been solved, but the mindset of the population combined with new shelter/rescue approaches have gone a long way.
Don't believe me? Just in the township of Huntington, Long Island, our township of 200,000 people had invested with public/private funds in a 250K mobile vet clinic. Same month the clinic arrived 9/11 occurred. That mobile clinic went straight to the the crash site to provide free services to the rescue dogs.
The rescue where we adopted our dog routinely went (at least up to 2011) to Fulton animals services to bring dogs up to the city for adoption. When you adopted from them they would give a voucher for a free or almost free (depending on your financial circumstance) for spay/neuter from a mobile vet clinic in the city. Our Dixie was a Louisiana rescue adopted in NYC.
I hope that the good work of Lifeline can be supplemented with mobile clinics that can drive to the source, open up shop, and people can walk straight up and get spay/neuter.
Did you visit the FCAS facility while reporting this story?
You are correct, Broch. I should have "qualified" my statement by writing that Carter was deemed by the Navy as qualified to be captain of a submarine. But hopefully you get my point - compared to Reagan, Bush and Palin he is an intellectual giant.
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Broch, the above post is so full of inherent contradictory "logic" I really don't know where to begin.
Very interesting post on online horoscope reading. Here is another great post on Aries and Taurus Zodiac Signs by Ashok Prajapati.
>Not understand why they can't adopt a pet when their current ones are unvaccinated and unaltered, and they're actively opposed to spay/neuter.
There is research that says neutering a dog before 2 years increases their chances for tearing ligaments and being injured. I would prefer to rescue a dog, but it sucks that you can't make an educated decision about the dogs health if you want to rescue. That being said, I understand why they do it. Too many dog owners are way too irresponsible.
Hopefully he has enough sense not to repeat the TSPLOST debacle.
@ Mark from Atlanta
"Call me crazy, but I really don't think the U.S. Navy would give the captain's keys for a nuclear submarine to the person you described."
As you suggested, you're crazy. Carter was no Captain - he was a Lieutenant and was in training on shore. He was in the USN nuclear program for 15 months.
From US Naval History, "When Admiral Hyman G. Rickover (then a captain) started his program to create nuclear powered submarines, Carter wanted to join the program and was interviewed by Rickover. On 1 June 1952, Carter was promoted to Lieutenant. Selected by Rickover, Carter was detached on 16 October 1952 from K-1 for duty with the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, Division of Reactor Development in Schenectady, New York. From 3 November 1952 to 1 March 1953, he served on temporary duty with the Naval Reactors Branch, U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, DC to assist "in the design and development of nuclear propulsion plants for naval vessels." From 1 March to 8 October, Carter was preparing to become the engineering officer for the nuclear power plant to be placed in USS Seawolf (SSN 575), one of the first submarines to operate on atomic power. He assisted in setting up training for the enlisted men who would serve on Seawolf. During this time his father became very sick and died in July 1953. After his father's death in 1953, Carter resigned from the Navy to return to Georgia to manage the family interests. Carter was honorably discharged on 9 October 1953 at Headquarters, Third Naval District in New York City. On 7 December 1961, he transferred to the retired reserve with the rank of Lieutenant at his own request."
"wringing his hands in indecision, paralyzed by over-analysis."
Call me crazy, but I really don't think the U.S. Navy would give the captain's keys for a nuclear submarine to the person you described.
But I could see why Gopers would have distain for careful analysis given their history of nominating Reagan, Bush, Palin etc.
"After four years of malaise, Reagan helped turn around the U.S. economy."
Through free trade opened the flood gates to crappy foreign cars which was the death nail to Detroit because it allowed a huge cash influx to the Japanese auto makers for advanced research while draining research monies from the Big Three.
Pushed through tax cuts for the rich that ultimately led to the tremendous wealth disparities that currently exist. Before Reagan, disparities on this scale were formerly reserved for third world countries.
Come on CL, please don't fall for the MSM's mindless Reagan worship.
@ Mark from Atlanta
"That has historically been the case that women and children, because of their relative innocence have been treated deferentially."
Your problem is not logic, it's emotion. And your emotion is all tied up in your values system that is different from mine and everyone else's. I can assure you devout Muslims do not share your values.
In a multicultural society, effective government must focus on shared values rather than on those of one group.
If you are a progressive thinker as you have said, surely you understand this. If not, why not?
Get ready for more car- oriented, cul de sacs, strip malls and low density development.
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