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Going Vertical: A Visual Construction Tour

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Rockspinner: A Rockumentary

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Atlanta, See It - Ponce City Market Tour


Last week we got a chance to tour the site of Ponce City Market, which will restore 1.1 million square feet of the historic Sears, Roebuck & Company building. Located right along the Atlanta Beltline's Eastside Trail, PCM is the largest adaptive reuse project in Atlanta to date: the site will soon feature 300,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, 450,000 square feet of office space and 260 residential units. Check out the slideshow for some sights we saw while there. Learn more about this fascinating development project. 

Tags: Development, History, Preservation, Atlanta, Atlanta BeltLine, Restaurants, Urban Design, Retail, Community

Posted: August 2, 2013


Let's Talk: Shipping Containers

Shipping containers have been used in cities worldwide to create unique, flexible retail environments—a new model of development that provides an interesting compromise between temporary and permanent.  We chatted with plexus r+d President and architect Jordan Williams about how the planned shipping container for the Yumbii restaurant will be a special addition to Midtown’s retail landscape.

Jordan, tell us about the shipping container trend in retail environments and what makes them work so well?

Shipping containers are just now hitting the radar in Atlanta, but have been an increasingly popular component of architectural design and construction across the globe for the past two decades.  The use of containers in architectural design is growing because it strikes a chord with several of the dominant themes that frame design and development in contemporary culture. 

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Tags: Development, Midtown ATL, Restaurants, Urban Design, Pop-Up Shops, Retail

Posted: April 9, 2013