Sure, history will recall 2013 as the year the Braves announced a mind-blowing exodus and capitalism prevailed in a stadium squabble with historic downtown churches. The year that flocks and flocks of cranes returned to Atlanta's skies, from Inman Park to Howell Mill Road to Decatur — and beyond. The year the Beltline began to alter everything. Those monumental projects are dandy, but Curbed Atlanta readers couldn't get enough Evander Holyfield news, or big-picture talk about walkability and reurbanization. After the jump, we recount the most-read posts of this wild and crazy year.
10. The anticipation for Ponce City Market is almost palpable, as proven by this post about a cool new 3D glimpse of the finished property.
9. Atlantans love seeing models/renderings of projects that never happened. (We're so damn good at pitching ideas that falter). Case in point: "The 'Streets of Buckhead' Debacle."
8. Here we counted down the best places in Atlanta to find a "semi-walkable lifestyle." We'll be Manhattan in no time.
7. In October, Decatur was lauded as a Top 10 "Great Neighborhood" in the country by the American Planning Association. That was kind of a big deal.
6. For another post about unrealized dreams, we counted down the Top 10 Towers That Never Happened. Yet.
5. Nothing piques an Atlantan's interest like disparaging commentary from the New York Times.
4. Back in June, a rumor surfaced that Paces Properties was angling to buy this vacant, 20-story downtown office building that overlooks The Connector and reshape into an apartment tower. Many readers found that interesting because it promised to infuse downtown with a needed commodity: people.
3. Everyone was hungry for more details on the 280 Elizabeth St. project in the heart of Inman Park. The vision finally surfaced in May. It's a testament to the power of snazzy, informative renderings.
2. Atlantans were less celebrity-house crazed than expected, but these glimpses of Atlanta Falcon Julio Jones' Gwinnett County crib were as popular as the home is tacky.
1. Nothing could keep The Real Deal from punching his way 2013's most-read crown. But foreclosure kept him from having the keys to this 109-room palace on Evander Holyfield Highway.
HONORABLE MENTION TOPICS:
Atlanta's myriad vacant spaces
The Buckhead Atlanta project
Anything to do with Krog Street Market and/or the Beltline