I'm testing the hashtag waters for Atlanta Preservation Center's Phoenix Flies which starts in a couple of weeks. (Note: #PhoenixFlies #PreserveATL and maybe more.)
Let's find Atlanta's "Flatiron" Buildings. Let's find every single one in Greater Atlanta and tag every single one with #FlatIronATL.
What is a "Flatiron" building? I'm going to allow a lot of slack. Here are some ideas: One end narrower than the other, some non-parallel sides, some non-90 angles, sometimes at a non-90 degree intersection.
There might be some close calls. Maybe the Georgia Pacific Building isn't flatiron but it's certainly flatiron friendly.
Kind of like these. Our very best developers and architects really liked them. Me too.
Atlanta's historic clashing street grids gave us many pointy intersections just right for flatirons.
They don't have to have a point or be tall. (Olympia Building at Five Points). Marble never hurts.
They don't need to be tall, downtown, or occupied. The elegance is in the shape. (one of at least 3 on Flat Shoals in Reynoldstown.
A little church in the Old Fourth Ward will do fine. (Mental note: Why Auburn Avenue takes a diagonal here?
The pointy end needn't face the street and curves are perfectly fine in
Vernacular "cracker" is a landmark in Oakhurst though few love it as much as I do. Is Kavarna a flatiron?
To have been "The Point" in "Little Five" is an honor few flatirons can boast.
It's more than twice as good if your sister flatiron is across the street especially if you do tile with arts and crafts style. You can enjoy these right from your car.
I'll have crepes in my Inman Park flatiron.
Castleberry Hill has at least five flatirons and two are new.
Sam Parker and Mollie Rose Freeman (legally) decorated this little one in Castleberry Hill.
There are at least three in East Atlanta including the stupendous East Atlanta Banking Company building.
That's not all
So go forth and #FlatIronATL.
Find those diagonal snaking streets: try Flat Shoals, Cascasde, Ralph David Abernathy. There's one on Forest Street on the West Side.
There should be some in Buckhead, Hapeville, College Park but I haven't had time to explore.
How about Mariettea, Roswell, Jonesboro, Chamblee Doraville?
How about Jim Ellis Chevrolet on Peachtree Industrial at Shallowford?