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Midtown Atlanta

: Georgia Institute of Technology, John Marshall Law School (John Marshall Law School (Atlanta)), and the Atlanta division of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Midtown contains about one-third of the city's high-rises and some of Atlanta's most iconic buildings, such as the Bank of America Plaza (Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta)), AT&T Midtown Center, One Coca-Cola Plaza (Coca-Cola headquarters), Atlantic Center (One Atlantic Center), and 1180 Peachtree. Midtown has also been a primary area for high-density development in the city in the first decade of the 2000s due to the district's mass transit options and urban street grid. Geography and nomenclature The definition and meaning of "Midtown" has varied over time, expanding from an original concept of a small neighborhood "mid-way" between Downtown and Buckhead. Boundary definitions vary by the source. In many cases, Midtown is a quasi-legal entity for zoning, law enforcement, and taxi purposes. It is defined by the City of Atlanta to include the business district along Peachtree Street as well as Historic Midtown (Midtown_Historic_District_(Atlanta,_Georgia)), the residential area east of Piedmont Avenue (Piedmont Avenue (Atlanta)) and to the south of Piedmont Park. The Midtown Alliance defines a larger, "Greater Midtown" area of approximately four square miles. This includes the area within the city's definition, but splitting it into the sub-areas '''Midtown Core''' and '''Midtown Neighborhood''', i.e. Historic Midtown. It also includes the neighborhoods of Ansley Park, Sherwood Forest (Sherwood Forest (Atlanta)), Atlantic Station, Home Park (Home Park (Atlanta)), and Loring Heights (Loring Heights (Atlanta)). "Demographics", Midtown Alliance "Neighborhoods", Midtown Alliance The area has gone by other names in the past. An 1897 source refers to the area as North Atlanta, which would later be the name of today's city of Brookhaven (Brookhaven, Georgia). The 1897 "North Atlanta" encompassed (roughly) most of today's Midtown, Georgia Tech, and English Avenue. "Suburbs will not be annexed now: The Rice measure tabled by Council yesterday afternoon", ''Atlanta Constitution'', October 27, 1897. North Atlanta was defined as the area including today's Midtown between Myrtle St. in the Midtown Historic District (Midtown Historic District (Atlanta, Georgia)) and Cherry St., now inside the Georgia Tech campus, as far north as 14th St (then called Wilson Ave.); most of what is now the Georgia Tech campus, south of what was then 5th Street; and the area west of Georgia Tech, south of Jefferson St., as far west as Ashby St. (now Lowery Blvd.), including today's English Avenue neighborhood. "City limits extended to take in Pittsburg, Reynoldstown, Bellwood and North Atlanta" in John R. Hornady, "Atlanta yesterday, today and tomorrow", 1922 "Outside Folks Hot After Rice", ''Atlanta Constitution'', October 24, 1897 Sources from the 1950s and early 1960s refer to the area as "Uptown Atlanta," a moniker which would later be applied instead to Buckhead following its annexation. 1963 map of urban renewal, City of Atlanta Search for "Uptown Atlanta" in Google Books, search for publications through 1965 History thumb left Map of part of Midtown Atlanta, 1895 (File:Midtown Atlanta 1895.jpeg) The southern half of Midtown between 8th Street and North Ave was originally purchased by Richard Peters (Richard Peters (Atlanta)) in 1848 to use the pine forest there for fuel for his downtown flour mill. Over the next 40 years, Peters slowly subdivided sections of these land lots off for a gridded residential area and built his own home there on Peachtree at 4th Street. His son, Edward, built his home on the block bounded by North Avenue, Piedmont Avenue (Piedmont Avenue (Atlanta)), Ponce de Leon Avenue, and Myrtle Street. The home, now called Ivy Hall, was restored by the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2008 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. '''Midtown''' is an underground metro station on the Red (Red Line (MARTA)) and Gold (Gold Line (MARTA)) lines of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system located in Midtown Atlanta. As of April 2006, 4,085 daily fares were collected at the gates. One Zipcar vehicle is parked at the station. Location Civic Center station is located in SoNo (SoNo (Atlanta)), a sub-district of Downtown (Downtown Atlanta), with convenient access to the southern end of Midtown Atlanta. The station is named after the nearby Atlanta Civic Center three blocks east at Piedmont Avenue NE, but serves the Peachtree Summit and SunTrust Plaza skyscrapers to the south. It provides connecting bus service to Georgia State Capitol, The Metro Transitional Center, The Turner Field, Zoo Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca-Cola, and The Georgia Aquarium.


Moline, Illinois

newspaper weekend 2011 0409 1224294270946.html An Irish starchitect: the iconic buildings that have made Kevin Roche's reputation The Irish Times newspaper, 9 April 2011 In 1954, he became the Principal Design Associate to Eero Saarinen and assisted him on all of the projects from that time until Eero Saarinen's death in September 1961. Roche completed 12 major unfinished Saarinen projects, including some of Saarinen's best-known work: the Gateway Arch, the expressionistic TWA


Guanajuato, Guanajuato

Independence Day (''Dia de la Independencia''). The city The city is called "con rostro de cantera rosa y corazón de plata" (face of pink stone and heart of silver) because of the pink stone that many of its iconic buildings are made of and the silver that has spurred its development and history.


San Sebastián

organisation ETA) and underground unions, triggering in 1968 the first state of emergency in Gipuzkoa. Several more were imposed by the Francoist authorities in the run-up to the dictator's death in 1975. In the middle of the shaky economic situation and real estate speculation, the iconic buildings Kursaal and Chofre bullring in Gros were demolished in 1973. On the other hand, sculptor Eduardo Chillida's and architect Peña Ganchegui's landmark The Comb


Montevideo

-34.90788 long -56.20099 directions phone tollfree fax hours price content The main theater of Montevideo — consider going here if you want to see a theater performance. Also hosts a museum of its own history and is itself one of the old town's most iconic buildings. *

on the Pampas. The other museum, Museo de la Moneda, is a numismatic museum featuring bills, coins and medals from the last centuries. The museums are located in Palacio Heber Jackson, a Cultural Heritage Monument and one of several iconic buildings along the avenue. * WikiPedia:Montevideo Dmoz:Regional South America Uruguay Localities Montevideo commons:Montevideo


Riyadh

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Blackpool

comedy thriller series ''Funland'' revolved around the fictionalised, seedier aspects of Blackpool. The town also features heavily in the BBC television serial ''Blackpool (Blackpool (television))'', starring David Morrissey, Sarah Parish and David Tennant and first broadcast in 2004, and the one-off follow-up ''Viva Blackpool'', broadcast in June 2006. In 2006 Lion Television filmed ''The Great British Summer'', which featured many iconic buildings in Blackpool. The Royal


Nairobi

bombings United States Embassy bombing took place in this district, prompting the building of a new embassy building in the suburbs. In 2011, the city was considered to be about 4 million residents. A large beautification project took place in the Central Business District, as the city prepared to host the 2006 Afri-Cities summit. Iconic buildings such as the Kenyatta International Conference Centre had their exteriors cleaned and repainted. Wikipedia:Nairobi Dmoz:Regional Africa Kenya Localities Nairobi Commons:Category:Nairobi


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Hollywood

Hollywood Blvd and Yucca St phone tollfree fax image 8 86 USA LosAngeles CapitalRecordBldg.jpg hours price content One of the most iconic buildings in Los Angeles. The circular tower—which contrary to popular belief was not intentionally designed to resemble a stack of records—is home to Capitol Records' west coast operations. Contained inside the building are the renowned Capitol Studios. Unfortunately, tours of the inside are no longer offered to the general public. *


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