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Best Big Company To Work For BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
United Parcel Service
When United Parcel Service went public in 1999, its generous employee stock option made millionaires out of longtime employees, from managers to delivery truck drivers. And UPS keeps on giving. Even part-time employees get full benefits, including forgivable student loans of $2,000 per year for fourmore...

When United Parcel Service went public in 1999, its generous employee stock option made millionaires out of longtime employees, from managers to delivery truck drivers. And UPS keeps on giving. Even part-time employees get full benefits, including forgivable student loans of $2,000 per year for four years. The company was ranked eighth in the U.S. for employee benefits by MONEY magazine. And Fortune ranked UPS No. 23 out of 1,000 companies for minority employment.
55 Glenlake Parkway. 800-742-5877. www.ups.com.

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Best New Building BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
1180 Peachtree

Best Sign of the New South BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
IKEA
As if people making pilgrimages here from hundreds of miles away wasn’t enough evidence that Atlanta has reached a new milestone, how about $19.99 for a sleek dining room chair? We now have proof that Atlanta has come of age, and that proof occupies 366,000 square feet inside a blue and yellowmore...
As if people making pilgrimages here from hundreds of miles away wasn’t enough evidence that Atlanta has reached a new milestone, how about $19.99 for a sleek dining room chair? We now have proof that Atlanta has come of age, and that proof occupies 366,000 square feet inside a blue and yellow building emblazoned “IKEA.” The mostly modern offerings at the home-furnishing Mecca that opened in June are certain to do wonders for interior decor in metro Atlanta and beyond. When your friends’ formally frumpy homes suddenly take on the refined glow of the pages of Real Simple, you know something big has happened. less...

Best New Building BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Metropolis
Although it wasn't imagined by Fritz Lang, METROPOLIS takes its cues from a similar art deco dream. The 21-story city of glass, designed by Wood Partners and the Novare Group, stands out as an architectural success story in a city filled with tragicomic design. With one-bedroom apartments renting formore...
Although it wasn't imagined by Fritz Lang, METROPOLIS takes its cues from a similar art deco dream. The 21-story city of glass, designed by Wood Partners and the Novare Group, stands out as an architectural success story in a city filled with tragicomic design. With one-bedroom apartments renting for under $1,000 a month and condos selling for less than $200,000, it's not too terribly elitist, either. And though beautiful, the 2-year-old tower boasts smarts as well - including a half-acre park and a Golden Shoe Award, from the pedestrian advocate group PEDS, for pedestrian-friendly design in architecture. "933 Peachtree St. www.metropolisatlanta.com." less...

Best Sign of the New South BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Castleberry Hill
For a brief second, standing on Peters Street with the glam pizza-and-martinis place on your left, art galleries circling you, and skyscrapers hovering around the bend, you can kinda-sorta almost ask yourself, "Chelsea"? No, this isn't west Manhattan. It's west Atlanta's CASTLEBERRY HILL. Of all themore...
For a brief second, standing on Peters Street with the glam pizza-and-martinis place on your left, art galleries circling you, and skyscrapers hovering around the bend, you can kinda-sorta almost ask yourself, "Chelsea"? No, this isn't west Manhattan. It's west Atlanta's CASTLEBERRY HILL. Of all the inner city neighborhoods that have seen a rebirth over the past decade, Castleberry Hill may offer the most cosmopolitan makeover. It's nestled between downtown and West End, and it's home to five art galleries within walking distance, more than a dozen warehouses-turned-lofts, and a growing commercial contingency. We only wish the Castleberry Hill aesthetic was standard in the New South, rather than a hint of what it could become. "www.castleberryhill.org" less...

Best New Building BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
SouthTrust at Atlantic Station

Best Sign of the New South BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Atlantic Station

Best New Building BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Metropolis

Best Sign of the New South BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Mayor Shirley Franklin

Best New Building BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Helen M. Aderhold Learning Center
One strains to think of the best overall building constructed in the last year, as most of the new towers were remarkably banal. Atlanta's hometown architecture firm - Lord, Aeck and Sargent - has recently pursued some innovative designs. The firm has just completed the HELEN M. ADERHOLD LEARNING CENTERmore...
One strains to think of the best overall building constructed in the last year, as most of the new towers were remarkably banal. Atlanta's hometown architecture firm - Lord, Aeck and Sargent - has recently pursued some innovative designs. The firm has just completed the HELEN M. ADERHOLD LEARNING CENTER for Georgia State University. Located on Luckie Street in the historic Fairlie-Poplar District, the new five-story classroom building is a compatible addition to the neighborhood, despite the grumblings of local preservationists who fought against the demolition of some older structures on the block. The facade reveals multiple layers, which complement the historic setting while asserting the new building's presence - conventional brick is "peeled away" at openings to reveal a glossy metal skin. In addition, kudos for the pedestrian-friendly arcade and providing new street-level business spaces. The interior is less successful with its excessive and dizzying array of acoustic ceiling tile - seemingly a concession to budget cuts. "65 Luckie St." less...

Best New Building BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Federal Reserve Bank

Best Sign of the New South BOA Award Winner

Buford Highway
There was a time when Atlanta was two colors - black and white - and one flavor - fried. That time is past. Buford Highway is the Atlanta area's own little Ellis Island - of commerce, that is. There's Mexican next to Vietnamese next to Peruvian next to, well, you get the idea. Locals didn't need Censusmore...
There was a time when Atlanta was two colors - black and white - and one flavor - fried. That time is past. Buford Highway is the Atlanta area's own little Ellis Island - of commerce, that is. There's Mexican next to Vietnamese next to Peruvian next to, well, you get the idea. Locals didn't need Census 2000 to tell them the metro area was changing. All they had to do is trek down to Buford Highway and catch a whiff of the air. Those spices ain't from around here. less...

Best Sign of the New South BOA Award Winner

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