Say bye to air conditioning in the southern United States.
Atlanta – doesn’t suffer the same oppressive heat as other cities in the south. This city with humid summers and mild winters appears to be occasionally cold by southern US standards with summer temperatures rarely reaching 30degC. Thus, before air conditioning was put to use, Atlanta had been a shelter to hide from the southern American sun.
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Humid climate of Atlanta is partly affected by its geography from strip hills, forests, lakes and ponds, and granite Stone Mountain - all scattered throughout the 343sq km of the city area. Every kilometer of Atlanta is well-inhabited with general number of 540,900 people adapted to living in the shade of Atlanta high-rises.
Skyscrapers of Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead make up three skylines of Atlanta dominated with Bank of America Plaza – the tallest building in the United States at 1,023ft (312m). Since the late 1970s dozens of new skyscrapers by the hands of such luminaries as Philip Johnson and Marcel Breuer have reshaped Atlanta's cityscape. But the city is not only about modern high-rises, it as well balances new tendencies with old architecture. Attractions include;
- Georgia Aquarium, the largest one in the world
- Centennial Olympic Park with the world’s largest fountain featuring the Olympic symbol of five interconnecting rings
- Georgia Dome, world’s largest cable-supported dome
- Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, a tiny apartment where author Margaret Mitchell wrote epic novel, Gone with the Wind
''It will come to you, this love of Atlanta. There's no gettin' away from it…'' uttered Gerald O'Hara, a hero from the iconic film version of Gone with the Wind – a symbol of Hollywood’s Golden Era. The 1936 novel hit the screen three years after it had been written in Atlanta claiming the city to be a great figure of civil rights movement.
Civil Rights leaders were the representatives of a new Atlanta. Their monumental sacrifices consequently gave birth to modern Atlanta that even hosted the 1996 Olympics.
Today, Atlanta stays along New York, Houston and Dallas on the world business scene.
The 2008 survey of Loughborough University classifies Atlanta as ''beta world city''. Atlanta is really a destination of Fortune 500 companies among them the Coca Cola Company, which is headquartered in Atlanta.
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