With topics spanning from Howell Mill Road's evolution and dazzling modern architecture to fantastical supertall tower proposals, it's been a busy week around here, and Atlantans have sounded off accordingly. Have a gander below at some of the week's best reactions, as compiled through a highly scientific, totally subjective process. 


“Seriously, Buckhead, bury your dang power lines. All you see in the photos are wires and poles.” — commenter bubba10 takes issue with so much overhead clutter on Peachtree, “Photos: Buckhead's latest tower has topped out over Peachtree Road

“Yes!! Atlanta needs more live, accessible orchestral music! I’m thrilled to be playing with the Pullman Pops Orchestra this summer!” — Richard Williams, via Facebook, is giddy for live music again, "Pratt Pullman District to debut amphitheater, concert series this summer"

“You know your metro has an issue when someone says ‘Spaghetti Junction 2.0,’ and you're unclear which top-end Perimeter interchange they’re talking about.” — commenter Hopeful4Atlanta sounds less optimistic than the avatar name suggests, “GDOT: Massive Perimeter interchange project could ease traffic by year's end

Avila Development, via City of Atlanta Planning Department; designs, Brock Hudgins Architects

“Pretty bummed to see zero retail on such a great area of the BeltLine. Even just a small coffee shop or whatever would be nice.” — commenter Caleb Kirksey laments decidedly non-mixed-use plans, “First look: Fronting BeltLine's Southside Trail, 194-unit project has launched

“I think if you get the right mix of businesses [in South Downtown], people will come. I vividly remember the first time I went over to [Historic Fourth Ward Park] to meet up with a friend and walk on the new Beltline; my mom (who used to work at City Hall East and didn’t even feel safe getting in her car after work some days) was shocked and terrified. But now that she's seen the redevelopment … she’s come around and will even drop into PCM for a bite to eat.” — commenter Trojman15 on the bright side of community revitalization, “Downtown's Hotel Row revival officially underway with two tenant signings 

“What in the Tokyo Valentino Porn Hub tower is this?” — Derrick E. Sanders (@bluejeans6775), via twitter, “Company head: Talks underway for Atlanta supertall building in several locations