Formal BED- Midtown

As I was sitting outside of Sweet Hut Bakery and Cafe located on Peachtree Street NE of Midtown at around 5pm on Monday, February 8th, I could hear honking noises, screeches, and low hums of the vehicles passing by. The powerful, cold wind blew the scent of food from the restaurants down the block towards by face. I saw bikes left along posts if not being ridden, dozens of cars parked along the road in a single line, and a small number of people walking by due to the cold weather. People were quickly walking by, hugging themselves with their hoods up; no one made eye contact or talked to each other as they passed by. Midtown, overall, is a town made up of businesses, restaurants, and tourist attractions. Although it started to develop since 1997, the structure of the buildings are very modern and and tall to suit the packed area. All around the bakery, there were stores connected through the entire block and buildings that were at least 20 stories tall. Most of the trees planted by the sidewalk were all spaced out evenly, surrounded by a small boarder, and seemed almost lifeless. Not only did the trees seem lifeless, but the colors of the city seemed lifeless as well. The town, as seen in the photo, appears in shades of white, grey, blue, brown, tan, and a faded red. The only bright colors present are from the traffic cones, a few signs, and cars. The site seemed to lack a welcoming feeling through the neutral colors, confusing road routes, hidden and expensive parking areas, and chaos...

Built Environment Description #5- Narrow Buildings

The buildings are not only modern, but they are also very tall and narrow. Because the town is so packed, buildings must keep the architecture quite slim for more availability of space. The limited availability of space affects the roads and structure of the streets which allow only a few lanes to be open on the road. This may limit the number of cars that can pass through town during the...

Built Environment Description #4- Updated Buildings

While driving through Midtown, I passed a construction site. It was extending areas of restaurants and stores for more places to shop as well as update the buildings for a more modern look. The buildings shine bright with clear glass windows that reflex the clouds beautifully. The community seems to be trying to transform Midtown into a high class shopping and business...
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