Midtown high-rise expansion going vertical

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A developer with office towers and lots of land in Midtown plans an engineering feat that may be a first in metro Atlanta: adding six stories to the top of an existing 21-story high rise.

The proposal at one of the busiest corners in Midtown seems audacious. It surprises some in the development community who doubt intown real estate is crowded and expensive enough for such add-ons.

But it highlights how much of a job magnet that Midtown has become, and it provides the latest sign of a rebound in the battered office market.


Braves shuttle changing MARTA stations

Shuttle changing MARTA stations next week

The Atlanta Braves Shuttle will no longer operate from Underground Atlanta near MARTA's Five Points Station, the team announced Friday.

Starting with its series against the Washington Nationals on Monday, April 27, the MARTA shuttle service will operate from the West End Station in downtown Atlanta.

All fans will be picked up and dropped off at the north end of the West End Station.




Dewberry's grand plans for Midtown

QB-turned-developer's grand plans for Midtown

He couldn’t shake it. He, John Dewberry, lost.

Even at 8 years old he knew how to view second place: first among losers.

He was athletic, and he knew how to tussle. He’d powered through football knockabouts in his parents’ suburban Virginia yard. But he was new to team swimming at the neighborhood pool. New, in fact, to any organized sport and its hierarchy of winning.



She saved the life of a stranger

Don’t show up and the recipient will die.

That last word hit Sarah Langville hard. For as long as she could remember, she’d watched her father donate life-saving blood at the local Red Cross office.

She admired him so much, the moment she was 16 and weighed the requisite 110 pounds, she too, began donating regularly.

But even then it was about those big T-shirts her dad passed on to her and her brother.



2 opposing views from metro Atlanta

Opposed: Tanya Ditty says she prays on this issue often and knows she is not alone in being criticized for her views. “Everyone should be able to speak their views without being attacked verbally,” she said.

In Favor: “It’s one of those fundamental rights,” David Stivers said. “It’s a right that he’s being denied because of something he can’t help, he can’t change and he didn’t ask for. It’s really not fair.”

» The biblical roots of the gay marriage debate


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Gurley could impact Falcons’ draft plans

For the fourth time in his eight NFL drafts, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff will make a pick in the top 10.

Again, the Falcons will face the quandary of drafting for very obvious team needs — pass rush — or selecting the best player available when the draft starts Thursday and runs through Saturday in Chicago.

Gallery: The Falcons' 2015-16 schedule


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