Georgia Dome’s Faults Lead to Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The Georgia Dome is the largest indoor venue available in the state of Georgia. It is located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta and is a premier key to Downtown Atlanta’s economic and tourism success. Since September 6, 1992 the Georgia Dome has been standing and serving as a host for live music concerts, conventions, sports events, and even Monster Truck rallies. The Dome is broken into multiple levels: the floor, club level, the suites, and the upper level seating. The higher up in the building, the lower the ticket prices (excluding box seating). The layout of the site separates those who pay more to watch an event from those who pay less. For instance, those who purchase tickets to view an event from the upper level cannot access food options on the club (second) level. This is unfair because the food options are the exact same building wide, while also helpful because sometimes celebrities may be seated in the club level and suites and do not want to mingle with such large amounts of people. A rendering of the proposed Mercedes-Benz Stadium taken from mercedesbenzstadium.com The Georgia Dome is open and easy to navigate as long as the tickets you bought were the most expensive. Suite level tickets also come with access to things around the entire venue whereas third level guests cannot access things other than the first floor and their level. The large walkways prevent clusters of people and gathering which creates for easy access and quick and safe evacuation if necessary. To also increase ease of access and safe evacuation the Georgia Dome and it’s...

Accumulation of waste & how it can affect the living things in our environment

Atlanta downtown is a place where nice attractions like the Georgia aquarium Zoo Atlanta, World of Coca-Cola and the Centennial Olympic Park. The most interesting part of Atlanta is the downtown region. A couple of advantages living in downtown would be that there are spectacular views and is very spacious. A couple of disadvantages would be that it is a polluted area and it is not very safe as many crimes do occur here. Waste can come in the form of food, debris, bottles, bags, construction debris etc. Trash can be recycled to make new boxes and cardboards. Garbage is the waste found in restrooms and kitchens. Garbage and trash accumulate to pollute the environment. Some people don’t even bother to take initiative to reduce or manage the waste we create. As a consequence it harms the living conditions of animals and human beings. The trash in Atlanta can be really gross. Especially in downtown when it all accumulates and gives out a stench into the environment. It can severely affect the environments health. Wastes rot and create holes in the ground. Methane gas is produced into the air and this also contributes to the greenhouse effect. Trashcans and dumpsters are found everywhere in Atlanta but people choose not to pick up trash found on the floor. Red, blue and green bins are used to throw away different types of trash. The famous slogan Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! also referred to as the 3Rs is known nationwide. Each color of bins have their own purpose. For example, the red bins are used to throw away cans, plastic water bottles, dishes,...

Digital Environment Description: Noisey Atlanta Episode 1

Opening Scene of Noisey Atlanta Video When Noisey Atlanta Episode 1 is typed into the YouTube search bar, a gray screen with a frowning box prompts the viewer to “sign into your account to confirm age- some of the content in this video may be inappropriate for children under 18.” When I sign into my account confirming me to be age 18 or over, YouTube automatically redirects me to the Noisey Atlanta-Welcome to the Trap- Episode 1 page. All along the right hand side of the page, the following episodes in the Noisey Atlanta Series are displayed for choosing, along with some other Noisey series and other videos from similar modern publications such as Vice.com. After some buffering, the video plays and the mise-en-scène (a French term that means “placing on stage, in film meaning the arrangement of everything that appears in the framing – actors, lighting, décor, props, costume) is instantly set. Nosey journalist Thomas Morton stands superimposed in front of a highway connector with Downtown Atlanta slightly out of focus in the background. The video cuts away to an birds eye view of “Spaghetti Junction” ,the series of interconnected and overlapping interstates and highways Atlanta is known for, with a heavy trap beat playing in the background. Thomas Morton is shown walking into a house with yellow tinged plaster on the outside and iron bars covering the doors and the windows. A black man decorated with chains and a black baseball cap on his head is stirring a pot on an electric gas stove. White lettering in the bottom left hand corner of the video gives a name...

The Real Downtown Atlanta- Objectively

Logo for CAP The Real Downtown Atlanta is a video posted to Youtube by an Atlanta based nonprofit organization called Central Atlanta Progress and a public-private partnership  called The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District. CAP, founded in 1941, and ADID, founded in 1995, work to provide services that help maintain and stimulate the Downtown Atlanta area- namely through economic means with the help of investment by businesses in the area. The Real Downtown Atlanta shows a bit of the area CAP oversees and the real people you may find in Atlanta. The video begins with a shot of morning light slightly hidden behind a few of Atlanta’s buildings and quickly cuts away to a speedy Marta train against the backdrop of some of the taller buildings found in the city. The next shot brings us to a woman leaving the Marta station and making her way to a coffee shop. Once reaching the coffee shop, the camera begins to follow a man that had just paid for his coffee. By now the viewer may notice that the camera cuts from mostly medium long, eye level shots that don’t pan. This creates an awareness of the space around the person being followed in each shot. Those surroundings being various distinguishable places around Downtown Atlanta. These shots not only draw awareness to the surroundings, but makes them stand out as they are extremely still shots juxtaposed by only the movements of mostly one person. Most of the shots are sure to subtly show the names  of major businesses around the area when passing by or through them. This would be in relation to...

Business in ATL: Digital Artifact #2

Screenshot of the top of Mac’s “What We Do” page The caption of this photo reads, “Metro Atlanta is the best place to nurture your business, wether you’re a FORTUNE 500 or an innovative startup”. This caption labels Atlanta as the best place to start your business and put Atlanta in the lime light. The photo makes Atlanta look very illuminated and may even...

Central Atlanta Progress, Inc

“Central Atlanta Progress | Atlanta Downtown Improvement District.” Central Atlanta Progress | Atlanta Downtown Improvement District. Central Atlanta Progress, Inc, n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2016 <http://www.atlantadowntown.com/>. The Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., a private nonprofit group founded in 1941 that works in developing the downtown area through economic progress. Working in association with and funded by businesses of Atlanta CAP has been able to add to an extensive list of progress in the city. The website provides the reader with developmental plans the group has, maps of the city and neighborhood information for those looking to move to the city, gives information on destination spots, dining, and attractions for consumers looking to go out, and provides potential business partners and  council members information they need to join CAP or how to work with the organization. It was helpful as a resource in understanding The Real Downtown Atlanta  video posted to the AtlantaDowntown Youtube channel as CAP is the the sponsoring group. The “real downtown” is filtered by the area CAP works with,” 220 blocks within an area generally bounded by North Avenue on the north, Memorial Drive on the south, Piedmont Avenue and the Downtown Connector on the east, and the Norfolk-Southern rail line on the west.” The areas shown and people followed in the video cater to a white collar middle class and hide the homeless you might actually see while hanging out in Woodruff...
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