Our friends at Architecture Tourist are singing the praises of recent improvements in traffic engineering over in the Emory Village. Among the positive effects: new found life for Emory University's Haygood-Hopkins Gate (full history here), designed by legendary Atlanta architect Philip Shutze. Originally constructed in 1937 to straddle what is now Mizell Drive, the gate suffered three decades of abuse from high-topped trucks before being moved to its current and more "ceremonial" location. The gate is one small piece of a large collection of notable architecture to be found on Emory's campus, which boasts both classical masterpieces (with modern guts) and cutting edge innovations. On this first official day of autumn, Curbed Atlanta can recall many a fine stroll through Emory's campus on a fall afternoon. But wethinks we'll wait for this wretched humidity to clear out this year.
· Shutze's Gate Gets a Circle that Improves My Life [Architecture Tourist]
· A New Look to Emory Village [Va-Hi Druid Hills Patch]