Colony Square

Colony Square is a mixed-use development and sub-district in Midtown Atlanta, located on Peachtree Street in between 14th and 15th Streets. The oldest high-rise development in Midtown, the sub-district was built between 1969 and 1975, with Henri Jova of Jova/Daniels/Busby serving as principal architect, it was the first mixed-use development in the Southeast. Designed in modernist style, Colony Square comprises three skyscrapers, two containing offices and one housing a hotel, the W Atlanta-Midtown; the three skyscrapers are connected by Colony Square Mall, located beneath a sky-lit atrium and offering a food court, an athletic club. Within the sub-district are three mid-rise condominium buildings. Colony Square contains street-level restaurants, including 5Church Atlanta, Chick-fil-A, Sukoshi. North American Properties agreed to terms with Tishman Speyer to purchase the property for $164.5 million in Q4 2015. The deal will include the retail and office space, but not the condominiums and hotel that are part of the complex.

North American Properties has major renovation plans for the retail component. The new owner demolished the former mall to create an open green space with a stage surrounded by new shops and a new office building anchored by Whole Foods Market Inc. A second new office building anchored by Jones Day is being constructed. Upon completion of the redevelopment project, Colony Square will feature 912,000 square feet of office space and 160,000 square feet of shops and entertainment space, including a food hall and IPIC movie theater. 100 Colony Square, 1175 Peachtree Street NE, 314.96 feet, 24 floors, opened 1970 400 Colony Square, 1201 Peachtree Street NE, 308 feet, 22 floors, opened 1975 W Atlanta-Midtown, 188 14th Street NE, 310 feet, 28 floors, opened 1974 Hanover House, 147 15th Street, NE Colony House, 145 15th Street, NE, 14 floors The Consulate-General of Canada is located in 100 Colony Square Building, as is the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency. WebMD has regional offices located on the top two floors of Colony Square 400.

The complex is home to the broadcast studios of the Entercom Atlanta stations of WVEE, WZGC, WAOK and WSTR, as well as digital advertising agency Ammunition. In 1995 the Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta was located in Colony Square. In 2002 the consulate announced; the consulate had over three years left in the lease of Colony Square. Because TrizecHahn Office Properties Inc. owned both office properties, the consulate was able to move to its new location. Coworking companies WeWork and Spaces are located at Colony Square. WeWork occupies five floors at 100 Colony Square. Spaces occupies three floors at 400 Colony Square, including a street-level café. Midtown Atlanta Colony Square

SteamRail Wanganui

SteamRail Wanganui is a railway preservation society based in Wanganui, New Zealand. It owns heritage railway locomotives, rolling stock, structures in the Wanganui area, it operates occasional excursions in conjunction with other societies and provides a base for excursions passing through Wanganui to stop and visit while replenishing supplies. Its goal is to establish a railway precinct in Wanganui as a historical and tourist attraction; the society was formed around 1990 with the express goal of restoring the old Wanganui turntable, facing scrap. SteamRail Wanganui saved the turntable and restored it over a period of three years with the assistance of Steam Incorporated; the first locomotive to use it was Steam Incorporated's KA 945 and the turntable now sees daily use by regular trains, as well as occasional use by visiting excursions. The society subsequently acquired other railway infrastructure in the Wanganui area, including the Aramoho signal box, East Town Workshops staff buildings, a shed converted into a storage depot for the society's rolling stock.

The organisation possesses three small diesel locomotives, all of which were used in private industrial service rather than by the New Zealand Railways Department. They are: Drewry 0-6-0 D, built 102 hp motor. Price 0-4-0 D, built 1944, 87 hp motor Price 0-6-0 D, built 1964, 196 hp motor The society has a small collection of general freight wagons and "way and works" rolling stock, including fuel tankers, box wagons, a railway crane. In addition, they possess, it is one of only three built at the Petone Workshops in 1896 and is believed to be the only one of its type to still exist. It is partly restored with the goal of returning it to its original condition. SteamRail Wanganui - deleted

Kampung Boy (TV series)

Kampung Boy is a Malaysian animated television series first broadcast in 1997. It is about the adventures of a young boy and his life in a kampung; the series is adapted from the best-selling graphical novel The Kampung Boy, an autobiography of local cartoonist Lat. Comprising two seasons and 26 episodes—one of which won an Annecy Award—the series was first shown on Malaysian satellite television network Astro before being distributed to 60 other countries such as Canada and Germany, the series began airing on September 14, 1999 and ended on September 12, 2000. A main theme of Kampung Boy is the contrast between the traditional rural way of life and the modern urban lifestyle; the series promotes the village lifestyle as an environment, fun and conducive to the development of a healthy and intelligent child. It raises the issue of modernization, proposing that new values and technologies should be examined by a society before being accepted. Lat's animation has won praises for its technical work and refreshing content, although questions have been raised by Southeast Asian audiences over its similarities with Western animation and its deviations from the local style of spoken English.

Malaysian animation critics held up Kampung Boy as the standard to which their country's animators should aspire, academics in cultural studies regarded the series as a method of using modern technologies and cultural practices to preserve Malaysian history. In 1979, the autobiographical graphic novel The Kampung Boy was published; the story of a young Malay boy's childhood in a kampung proved to be a commercial and critical success, establishing its author—Lat—as the "most renowned cartoonist in Malaysia". The Kampung Boy's success prompted Lat to consider using other media to reach out to the masses; the seeds for the animated adaptation of The Kampung Boy were sown in 1993 in a conversation between Lat and Ananda Krishman, founder of Measat Broadcast Network Systems. Western and Japanese cartoons flooded the local television channels during the 1990s, Lat decried those productions for violence and jokes that he considered unsuitable for Malaysia and its youths. Recognising that the younger generation preferred colourful animations over static black and white drawings, Lat was keen for a local animated series to promote local values among Malaysian children.

After Krishnan's company offered Lat financial support to start an animation project, the cartoonist began plans to adapt his trademark comic to the television screen. Lat imagined several stories he wished to see in animated form, looked abroad for help producing them. Lacewood Studio in Ottawa, was in charge of animating the pilot episode. World Sports and Entertainment of Los Angeles was involved as well. Bobdog Production was responsible for animating another five episodes; however and Lat were disappointed with the results, which had taken two years of work to produce. They thought the pilot was "slow-moving". Lat believed Lacewood had accommodated him too during the production, accepting his input without question, they failed to inform him that although a slow pace worked for static cartoon drawings, a good animation was "lively, fast-moving, full of action and fantasy". In 1995, Lat and Krishman engaged Matinee Entertainment to complete the project, Lat started to fly back and forth between Kuala Lumpur and Los Angeles to work with Matinee's employees.

His experience with Matinee's team of writers and animators was positive. Director Frank Saperstein performed the final edit. Lat, had the final say with regards to cultural depictions, overriding several suggestions such as characters kissing in front of others and the use of Western street slang, as these were unpalatable to the Malaysian public, he enforced accuracy in the depictions of objects such as bullock carts, noting that the American artists thought Malaysian carts were identical to their Mexican counterparts. The storyboards were translated into animations by Philippine Animation Studios Incorporated in Manila. Lat again took several trips, this time to the Philippines, to advise the animators and ensure that everything was depicted accurately. Once the animation had been completed, the prints were sent to Vietnam for processing; the films were delivered to Krishnan's studio in Kuala Lumpur for voice recording in English and Bahasa Malaysia. Like Lat, Saperstein flew back and forth among the involved countries to coordinate efforts and make sure production standards never dropped.

Saperstein's efforts for his first 12 episodes were enough to convince Lat to continue working with Matinee for the project. The entire project took four years to complete; the pilot was shown over TV1 on 10 February 1997, the series began its broadcast over Astro Ria two-and-a-half years later. Kinder Channel and Teletoon broadcast the series after buying the rights through London-based distributor Itel, the series has been broadcast in more than 60 countries since its first airing in Malaysia. Measat expected to recover their investment in 10 years. Although Kampung Boy originated in Malaysia, most of its production took place abroad, it could be construed as a foreign production in terms of animation. This led to laments that had Malaysian studios been hired to participate in animation work, the country's industry would