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October 07, 2002

Urban design cartoon

Metropolis Magazine

Cartoon about the crappy design common in architecture today. In Atlanta, much of downtown suffers from the focus on interiors at the expense of exteriors and (maybe even more important) transition spaces.

CNN Center, for instance, just got a new facade that at least makes it clear what's inside, and might attract people from Centennial Olympic Park across the street, and the Techwood Drive side is almost featureless.

You could walk right by two different entrances to Peachtree Center (an underground shopping mall that's the closest thing to a public space in downtown Atlanta) without having any idea what's inside, and why you should enter this particular featureless door as opposed to the 5 other featureless doors on the block.

Spotted at BoingBoing.

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