Hours of Operation vary: Please visit http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/plan-your-visit/
We love all of our fans! We do ask you to remember that this is a fan page. We are excited about a dialogue with our fans, and are open to everyone's comments and opinions. However, we ask you not to ruin our fans’ experience here by using inappropriate or offensive language, or by posting information that is factually incorrect or even violent in nature. If through your words or actions you demonstrate that you are clearly not a fan of Georgia Aquarium and do not support its mission of education, conservation, entertainment and research, and create an environment which damages the fan experience, then your comments will be deleted and you will be denied participation on this page. If you have any concerns or need assistance, please e-mail us at [email protected] Thanks for your cooperation!
The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects The American Civil Rights Movement to today's Global Human Rights Movements. Experience family fun, interactive exhibits, original art & powerful stories of courage at The Center! Tour four immersive exhibit spaces, including The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, where visitors can view the personal papers and items to Dr. King. Visit our gift shop for T-shirts, memorabilia and more! The Center's designated event spaces and educational programs inspire visitors to join the ongoing dialogue about contemporary movements for human rights around the world.
For more information on The Center, please visit http://www.civilandhumanrights.org/. Join the conversation on civil and human rights on Twitter @Ctr4CHR and Facebook. #1NSPIRED
Chambers of Horror Haunted HouseDistance: 1.2 miCompetitive Analysis 695 North Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30308
Come out and experience the nation's most shocking horror attraction!
Due to the pending construction behind The Masquerade this is our LAST YEAR on North Ave. So come join in on the frights while you can!
Running with fewer dates this year than normal so check our website for the calendar!
Atlanta’s adults-only extreme haunted house, Chambers of Horror is the most disturbing and shocking horror attraction in the Southeast! Tour the remnants of the TORTUREco facilities behind the Masquerade music complex in downtown Atlanta to see the unknown terror from beyond. All new shocks and scares for 2015! Visit the Splatter Bar & Lounge and enjoy a drink and entertainment while you wait to have the fright of your life! It’s the best place to spend Halloween in Atlanta.
AT&T Midtown Center I is a 206.4m, 47-story skyscraper in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. Completed in 1982, it serves as the regional headquarters of BellSouth Telecommunications, which does business as AT&T Southeast, and was acquired as part of AT&T's acquisition of BellSouth. BellSouth Corporate headquarters was located in the Campanile building, also in Midtown.BackgroundThe company, then called Southern Bell, originally planned to build the parking deck for the tower one block further east at the corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Peachtree Street. This would have required the razing of the historic Fox Theatre which would have been an especially great loss to the city after the downtown Loew's Grand Theatre was destroyed by fire in 1978. Tremendous opposition, protests, fundraising, and petition drives within the community prevented the Fox's demolition. Even Liberace spoke out on behalf of the "Fabulous Fox". In the end, a complicated deal was struck to build the parking deck on an alternate site north of the main tower on West Peachtree Street.
Spanning approximately four city blocks, 12th & Midtown is a more than 3-million-square-foot master-planned mixed-use development featuring Class A office towers, luxury hotels, premium residences and flagship retail. With this development, the team (Daniel Corp, Selig Enterprises, MetLife, Northwestern Mutual and Canyon-Johnson Urban Funds) is the largest single contributor to Atlanta’s Midtown Mile, an initiative to transform Peachtree Street into an urban shopping corridor akin to the much heralded Magnificent Mile in Chicago.
Georgia Tech's main campus occupies part of Midtown Atlanta, bordered by 10th Street to the north and by North Avenue to the south, placing it well in sight of the Atlanta skyline. In 1996, the campus was the site of the athletes' village and a venue for a number of athletic events for the 1996 Summer Olympics. The construction of the Olympic village, along with subsequent gentrification of the surrounding areas enhanced the campus.The Georgia Tech campus is located in Midtown, an area north of downtown Atlanta. Although a number of skyscrapers—most visibly the headquarters of AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company, and Bank of America—are visible from all points on campus, the campus itself has few buildings over four stories and has a great deal of greenery. This gives it a distinctly suburban atmosphere quite different from other Atlanta campuses such as that of Georgia State University.
1100 Peachtree Street is one of the prominent buildings of Midtown Atlanta, Georgia.Ownership and usageThe 28-story, 618000sqft building is currently owned by Manulife Financial. It was previously partly owned and largely occupied by telecommunications company AT&T Corporation providing offices for its top executives. Besides AT&T, the other major occupant is law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. In November 2006, law firm Schreeder, Wheeler and Flint, LLP became the building's tenants.DesignThe octagonal building has a ziggurat-like, stair-stepped top with lighting which accentuates the building at night. Completed in 1991, the building is 428 ft (130m) tall. It is one of several buildings built in a period in Atlanta in which architects apparently attempted to one-up each other with their ornate and dramatically-lit "wedding-cake" skyscraper tops. 1100 Peachtree received the EPA "Energy Star" designation in 2000, the first high-rise in Atlanta to be so-named. Building architects were Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, Inc.
Carnegie Education PavilionDistance: 1.4 miCompetitive Analysis 310 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA 30308
The Carnegie Education Pavilion, more often known as the Carnegie Monument, is a marble beaux-arts monument located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The pavilion was constructed in 1996 from the exterior facade of the Carnegie Library, named after Andrew Carnegie. The monument pays homage to the legacy of Carnegie by serving as a monument to higher education in Atlanta, with the seals of nine local area colleges and universities embedded in the floor of the monument. The monument was commissioned in 1996 by the Corporation for Olympic Development in Atlanta and designed by Henri Jova. The pavilion is located in Downtown's Hardy Ivy Park, at the curve in Peachtree Street where it intersects with Baker Street. The monument's inscription reads: "The Advancement of Learning." It also features the inscriptions of the names of three famous Western poets "Dante", "Milton", and "Asop", in addition to the library's namesake, "Carnegie".The Carnegie LibraryFrom 1899 to 1901, Andrew Carnegie, the steel magnate and philanthropist from Pittsburgh, donated $145,000 to construct, furnish, and supply a new public library in Atlanta. A site was chosen at 126 Carnegie Way in downtown Atlanta. The library, built by New York architects Ackerman and Ross, opened in 1902. It was renovated in 1950 and 1966, and remained the central library of the system until it was demolished in 1977 in order to make way for the controversial Marcel Breuer-designed Central Library. The architectural bays of the original structure were preserved and used to create the pavilion twenty years after the building's demolition.
The 688 Club was a popular alternative music venue in Atlanta, Georgia, located at 688 Spring Street, near the intersection of Spring and 3rd Streets. The 688 Club opened in May 1980 and closed in November 1986. The club was operated by Steve May. The club was co-owned by Tony Evans, John Wicker, and in its final years by Mike Hendry. Cathy Hendrix served as the club's music director. During its brief lifetime, the 688 played host to hundreds of punk rock, new wave and alternative rock bands - many of whom would later become world-famous.During the early 1980s, the 688 Club was the primary place for up-and-coming bands from Atlanta and Athens, Georgia, to get noticed. Among the groups that regularly played there were R.E.M. and Pylon. The club spun off an independent record label, 688 Records, which survived for a time even after 688 Club had closed its doors. Dash Rip Rock's self-titled debut LP was the first album released by 688 Records.After 688 ClubThe club re-opened as the "686 Club" on December 31, 1986 but was renamed "The Rollick" the next day. By 1990, the space was occupied by a club called "Weekends". The club operated as an industrial/goth club known as Tyranny from 1995 - 2000. The space was later occupied by Outa Control Inc. Sometime thereafter, the original building was extensively remodeled, and houses a Concentra urgent care medical facility.
The foundation public spaces and sustainable community developments include the classically-styled monumental arch, The Millennium Gate located in Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia.,The Millennium Gate Museum located within narrates Georgia's and Atlanta's history through 21st century interactive technology, film, and exhibitions and The Prince of Wales World Athletes Monument to the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta. Projects in development include: The Frederick Law Olmstead designed Historic Mims Park in the heart of the area in Atlanta that gave birth to the leaders of the American Civil Rights movment, The Adams Family Memorial in Washington D. C. to honor the political and social contributions of the family, beginning with John and Abigail Adams and a new design for the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington D.C. that offers a noble and beautiful space adjacent to other presidential monuments, where visitors could come to honor the Supreme Allied Commander and 34th President of the United States.
Goody's, Ponce de Leon, AtlantaDistance: 0.6 miCompetitive Analysis 300 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30308
About Planet Atlanta
The original Planet Atlanta started out as a print newspaper dedicated to covering international communities within the city. The paper’s founder, Molly Read Woo, came up with the name when dining at a Vietnamese café, which was just down the street from a Latin music store and an international farmers market along the Buford Highway corridor. People from every part of the planet call Atlanta home, she thought – but so few of them were well represented in local media at the time.
The first issue of Planet Atlanta - The International Journal debuted in January 1994 with a circulation of 10,000. News about local entrepreneurs, cultural happenings, international trade and social organizations, as well as regular features of the monthly journal like the “Ask Jay” the Immigration Advisor column and the Planet Pup Comics strip soon became hits with native Atlantans and newcomers alike.
With its broad and inclusive coverage, Planet Atlanta opened up media access to the region’s more diverse residents and created a welcoming atmosphere of multiculturalism in the city, which was particularly helpful to Atlanta’s civic leaders as they prepared to host the world for the 1996 Olympics.
The 21st century Planet Atlanta is a multi-media and multi-format organization covering people from all walks of life in Atlanta; our industry, our art, our challenges, our history and latest happenings. We no longer limit ourselves to local subjects that have a predominantly global angle. Now anything newsworthy in Atlanta is part of our beat.
And why still call it Planet Atlanta? Because anything that happens in Atlanta may in one way or another affect the entire Planet – and anything that happens around this Planet will most likely impact our lives here. We’re all in this together.
Planet Atlanta now consists of a website, a public access TV show, and a community of people who care about each other and the events taking place daily in our city.
Check back often on our Facebook page to see videos and posts about political and cultural events happening in and around town.
This season you can also catch our Planet Atlanta half hour specials on People TV in Atlanta, Comcast Channel 24, Friday nights at 8:00 – or catch the show streaming live on the People TV website www.peopletv.org.
We hope you enjoy and follow along and even contribute to this latest revolution of Planet Atlanta, your local international news service.
Glad to have you in our orbit!
Every great city has a defining district, the heart that pumps life in to the city. In Atlanta, this is Midtown –an extraordinary place where people, business and culture converge to create a live-work-play-learn community with a quality of life virtually unmatched in the Southeast. What makes Midtown unique is the convergence of world-class arts, business, educational and institutional assets all within a safe, walkable environment.
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY-
Midtown ATL and Midtown Alliance is neither responsible nor does it endorse the contents of any social media sites. As such, the views presented on these social media sites represent participants' personal opinions, and do not necessarily represent the views of Midtown ATL nor Midtown Alliance and its programs. Use of any such linked web sites is at the user's own risk, and no comments, views, or opinions will be treated as confidential or proprietary. Content on this page is intended for entertainment purposes only. Copyright violation is not intended. By posting any text and photographs (including video stills), users agree that the property ownership is shared with Midtown ATL and Midtown Alliance. Reposting content published here is permissible under the conditions citing the source material, hyperlinking to the original post, and published with credit to the photographers. Midtown ATL and Midtown Alliance reserves the right to remove any comments or posts that is deemed inappropriate.