In addition to chronicling nearly all of Atlanta's building-centric cultural activity, The Architecture Tourist (along with others) serves as a kind of collective memory for the city's built environment, noticing the little things that constitute soul in a city often perceived to be somewhat bereft of it. To wit: this photo essay on the covering of some lovely architectural details along the North Highland strip. As the AT points out, that the building's owner is taking great care to preserve the decorative woodwork circa 1920's is a good thing. That it's being covered up is a murkier judgment call. But if a modern facade is the price that must be paid for a vacant space being filled on one of Atlanta's premier retail strips, who are we to stand in the way of progress?
· Classical Coverup on North Highland [Architecture Tourist]