Tallulah Falls Lake
Tallulah Falls Lake is a 63-acre reservoir with 3.6 miles of shoreline located in the Northeastern corner of Georgia in Rabun County. It is the fourth and smallest lake in a six-lake series created by hydroelectric dams operated by Georgia Power that follows the original course of the Tallulah River; the series starts upstream on the Tallulah River with Lake Burton followed by Lake Seed, Lake Rabun, Tallulah Falls Lake, Lake Tugalo and Lake Yonah. Georgia Power considers the lake full at a surface elevation of 1,500 feet. Tallulah Falls Lake was formed in 1914 with the completion of the Tallulah Falls Dam, a concrete dam with diversion tunnel; the diversion tunnel is 11 feet wide, 14 feet high, 6,666 feet long and was tunneled through solid rock and lined with concrete. The dam has a span of 426 feet; the Tallulah Falls Hydroelectric Plant is located 608 feet lower than the dam at the lower end of the tunnel and has a generation capacity of 72,000 kilowatts. Georgia Power Website for Tallulah Falls Lake Georgia Power lake levels TopoQuest Map for Tallulah Falls Lake
Streetcars in Atlanta
Streetcars operated in Atlanta downtown and into the surrounding areas from 1871 until the final line's closure in 1949. The first such transportation began with horsecars in 1871, electric streetcar service started in the 1880s. In addition to streetcars in Atlanta proper, there were interurban railways from Atlanta to outlying towns; the last streetcar service on the old network ended in 1949. After decades of planning, construction of a new streetcar system, the Atlanta Streetcar, began in early 2012. Consisting of a single route, this new streetcar line opened in December 2014. Planning for a larger network, including on an abandoned loop of intown rail tracks now known as the BeltLine is under way. 1871 Richard Peters and George Adair run the first streetcars on the Atlanta Street Railway, service to West End 1872 West End & Atlanta Street Railroad Co. formed, service to West End and Westview Cemetery 1878 Adair sells out to Peters 1879 Gate City Street Railroad Co. formed, service to Angier Springs and Ponce de Leon Springs 1882 Metropolitan Street Railroad Co. formed, lines to the Confederate Soldiers' Home near Ormewood Park and to Decatur 1883 Fulton County Street Railroad Co. formed, lines would include the Nine-Mile Circle 1886 Joel Hurt forms the Atlanta & Edgewood Street Railroad Co. service out Edgewood Avenue to Hilliard and Highland and to Inman Park 1889 Hurt's streetcar - Atlanta's first electric line - begins to run between Five Points and Inman Park and control of Peter's company passed to son Edward C. Peters.
1890 Atlanta, West End & McPherson Barracks Ry. Co. begins powered by the electric Sprague system 1891 Law passed requiring segregation on streetcars "as much as practicable" and at the enforcement of streetcar conductors. Prior to this, it was common for white passengers to sit next to each other on streetcars. 1891 Atlanta Consolidated Street Railway Company formed instigating the Second Battle of Atlanta 1892 Atlanta City Street Railway Co. begins powered by the electric Detroit system 1902 All street railways consolidated as Georgia Railway and Power Company 1916 Atlanta transit strike of 1916 began at 6pm on Saturday, September 30 and ended that Monday evening, but the strike started after sundown those three days so the city wasn't paralyzed 1924 The Beeler Report issued to advise the financially ailing company 1926 Peak of passenger service 1937 Trackless trolleys introduced 1949 Georgia Power runs its last streetcar (on the River Line to Riverside, leaving only trackless trolleys and buses From 1889-1901, the famed Nine-Mile Circle line ran from Downtown Atlanta to Ponce de Leon Springs and what is now Virginia Highland.
In 1924, Georgia Power operated the following streetcar lines: 1 Decatur St.-Marietta St. 2 Ponce de Leon-West View 3 Boulevard-West Hunter 4 Inman Park-Georgia Ave. 5 Highland-South Pryor 6 Forrest-Capitol 7 West Peachtree-East Hunter 8 Howell Mill Road-East Fair 10 Peachtree-Whitehall 11 Luckie-Woodward 12 Copper-Pine 13 Irwin-West Fair St. 14 Orme St.-Magnolia St. 15 Piedmont-Washington 16 Pine Street 17 Main Decatur 18 South Decatur-East Lake 19 River Line 20 College Park & Hapeville 21 Stewart Ave. 22 English Ave.-Soldiers' Home 23 Buckhead & Oglethorpe 24 McDaniel St. Source:Georgia Power timetable, 1924 Georgia Railway and Power Company ran lines on private rights-of-way from Atlanta to: Marietta, the 16-mile Atlanta Northern line, from 1905–1947 Hopewell and Stone Mountain, 16 miles, 1913–1947 College Park and Fairburn A much longer route along Peachtree Street, the city's main street; the line was to run from the Oakland City neighborhood through Downtown Atlanta and Buckhead. However a more recent pared-down proposal would run between the Arts Center MARTA station in Midtown and the Five Points MARTA station downtown.
In 2015, Buckhead business leaders and city councilpersons had the portion of along Peachtree Rd, from Piedmont Hospital to Lenox Mall, removed from the long range plan. In July 2012, there was a referendum on a 1-cent sales tax to fund road improvements. If it had been approved, the tax would have funded several streetcar routes along portions of the BeltLine trail and connections onto MARTA stations and with the Downtown Loop streetcar; the final list of projects to have been funded included 2 routes: Midtown to Northeast: from North Ave. MARTA station east along North Ave. to the BeltLine north along BeltLine to 10th and Monroe and south to Edgewood St. and connection to the Downtown streetcar at its eastern terminus Downtown/Midtown to Southwest: branch from North Ave. station to Luckie St. branch from the western terminus of the Downtown streetcar at Centennial Olympic Park/CNN to Luckie St. from Luckie St. along North Avenue, Northside Drive, out Donald L. Hollowell Parkway to the Bankhead neighborhood south along the BeltLine to Abernathy and Cascade in West End/Westview.
The earlier proposal in March 2011 included two lines that did not make the final list for the July 2012 vote: Bankhead MARTA to Midtown: From Bankhead MARTA station north along the BeltLine east along
A tram is a rail vehicle which runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets. The lines or networks operated by tramcars are called tramways; the term electric street railways was used in the United States. In the United States, the term tram has sometimes been used for rubber-tyred trackless trains, which are unrelated to other kinds of trams. Tram vehicles are lighter and shorter than main line and rapid transit trains. Today, most trams use electrical power fed by a pantograph sliding on an overhead line. In some cases by a contact shoe on a third rail is used. If necessary, they may have dual power systems—electricity in city streets, diesel in more rural environments. Trams carry freight. Trams are now included in the wider term "light rail", which includes grade-separated systems; some trams, known as tram-trains, may have segments that run on mainline railway tracks, similar to interurban systems. The differences between these modes of rail transport are indistinct, a given system may combine multiple features.
One of the advantages over earlier forms of transit was the low rolling resistance of metal wheels on steel rails, allowing the trams to haul a greater load for a given effort. Problems included the fact that any given animal could only work so many hours on a given day, had to be housed, groomed and cared for day in and day out, produced prodigious amounts of manure, which the streetcar company was charged with disposing of. Electric trams replaced animal power in the late 19th and early 20th century. Improvements in other forms of road transport such as buses led to decline of trams in mid 20th century. Trams have seen resurgence in recent years; the English terms tram and tramway are derived from the Scots word tram, referring to a type of truck used in coal mines and the tracks on which they ran. The word tram derived from Middle Flemish trame; the identical word la trame with the meaning "crossbeam" is used in the French language. Etymologists believe that the word tram refers to the wooden beams the railway tracks were made of before the railroad pioneers switched to the much more wear-resistant tracks made of iron and steel.
The word Tram-car is attested from 1873. Although the terms tram and tramway have been adopted by many languages, they are not used universally in English; the term streetcar is first recorded in 1840, referred to horsecars. When electrification came, Americans began to speak of trolleycars or trolleys. A held belief holds the word to derive from the troller, a four-wheeled device, dragged along dual overhead wires by a cable that connected the troller to the top of the car and collected electrical power from the overhead wires. "Trolley" and variants refer to the verb troll, meaning "roll" and derived from Old French, cognate uses of the word were well established for handcarts and horse drayage, as well as for nautical uses. The alternative North American term'trolley' may speaking be considered incorrect, as the term can be applied to cable cars, or conduit cars that instead draw power from an underground supply. Conventional diesel tourist buses decorated to look like streetcars are sometimes called trolleys in the US.
Furthering confusion, the term tram has instead been applied to open-sided, low-speed segmented vehicles on rubber tires used to ferry tourists short distances, for example on the Universal Studios backlot tour and, in many countries, as tourist transport to major destinations. The term may apply to an aerial ropeway, e.g. the Roosevelt Island Tramway. Although the use of the term trolley for tram was not adopted in Europe, the term was associated with the trolleybus, a rubber-tyred vehicle running on hard pavement, which draws its power from pairs of overhead wires; these electric buses, which use twin trolley poles, are called trackless trolleys, or sometimes trolleys. The New South Wales, government has decided to use the term "light rail" for their trams; the history of trams, streetcars or trolley systems, began in early nineteenth century. It can be divided up into several discrete periods defined by the principal means of motive power used; the world's first passenger train or tram was the Swansea and Mumbles Railway, in Wales, UK.
The Mumbles Railway Act was passed by the British Parliament in 1804, horse-drawn service started in 1807. The service was restarted in 1860, again using horses, it was worked by steam from 1877, from 1929, by large electric tramcars, until closure in 1961. The Swansea and Mumbles Railway was something of a one-off however, no street tramway would appear in Britain until 1860 when one was built in Birkenhead by the American George Francis Train. Street railways developed in America before Europe due to the poor paving of the streets in American cities which made them unsuitable for horsebuses, which were common on the well-paved streets of European cities. Running the horsecars on rails allowed for a much smoother ride. There are records of a street railway running in Baltimore as early as 1828, however the first authenticated streetcar in America, was the New York and Harle
Chief executive officer
The chief executive officer or just chief executive, is the most senior corporate, executive, or administrative officer in charge of managing an organization – an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution. CEOs lead a range of organizations, including public and private corporations, non-profit organizations and some government organizations; the CEO of a corporation or company reports to the board of directors and is charged with maximizing the value of the entity, which may include maximizing the share price, market share, revenues or another element. In the non-profit and government sector, CEOs aim at achieving outcomes related to the organization's mission, such as reducing poverty, increasing literacy, etc. In the early 21st century, top executives had technical degrees in science, engineering or law; the responsibility of an organization's CEO are set by the organization's board of directors or other authority, depending on the organization's legal structure.
They can be far-reaching or quite limited and are enshrined in a formal delegation of authority. Responsibilities include being a decision maker on strategy and other key policy issues, leader and executor; the communicator role can involve speaking to the press and the rest of the outside world, as well as to the organization's management and employees. As a leader of the company, the CEO or MD advises the board of directors, motivates employees, drives change within the organization; as a manager, the CEO/MD presides over the organization's day-to-day operations. The term refers to the person who makes all the key decisions regarding the company, which includes all sectors and fields of the business, including operations, business development, human resources, etc; the CEO of a company is not the owner of the company. In some countries, there is a dual board system with two separate boards, one executive board for the day-to-day business and one supervisory board for control purposes. In these countries, the CEO presides over the executive board and the chairman presides over the supervisory board, these two roles will always be held by different people.
This ensures a distinction between management by the executive board and governance by the supervisory board. This allows for clear lines of authority; the aim is to prevent a conflict of interest and too much power being concentrated in the hands of one person. In the United States, the board of directors is equivalent to the supervisory board, while the executive board may be known as the executive committee. In the United States, in business, the executive officers are the top officers of a corporation, the chief executive officer being the best-known type; the definition varies. In the case of a sole proprietorship, an executive officer is the sole proprietor. In the case of a partnership, an executive officer is a managing partner, senior partner, or administrative partner. In the case of a limited liability company, executive officer is any manager, or officer. A CEO has several subordinate executives, each of whom has specific functional responsibilities referred to as senior executives, executive officers or corporate officers.
Subordinate executives are given different titles in different organizations, but one common category of subordinate executive, if the CEO is the president, is the vice-president. An organization may have more than one vice-president, each tasked with a different area of responsibility; some organizations have subordinate executive officers who have the word chief in their job title, such as chief operating officer, chief financial officer and chief technology officer. The public relations-focused position of chief reputation officer is sometimes included as one such subordinate executive officer, but, as suggested by Anthony Johndrow, CEO of Reputation Economy Advisors, it can be seen as "simply another way to add emphasis to the role of a modern-day CEO – where they are both the external face of, the driving force behind, an organisation culture". In the US, the term chief executive officer is used in business, whereas the term executive director is used in the not-for-profit sector; these terms are mutually exclusive and refer to distinct legal duties and responsibilities.
Implicit in the use of these titles, is that the public not be misled and the general standard regarding their use be applied. In the UK, chief executive and chief executive officer are used in both business and the charitable sector; as of 2013, the use of the term director for senior charity staff is deprecated to avoid confusion with the legal duties and responsibilities associated with being a charity director or trustee, which are non-executive roles. In the United Kingdom, the term director is used instead of chief officer". Business publicists since the days of Edward Bernays and his client John D. Rockefeller and more the corporate publicists for Henry Ford, promoted the concept of the "celebrity CEO". Business journalists have adopted this approach, which assumes that the corporate achievements in the arena of manufacturing, wer
The Atlanta Streetcar or Downtown Loop is a streetcar line in Atlanta, United States. The Downtown Loop is the Phase 1 of the Atlanta Streetcar project, planning to expand onto the BeltLine surrounding central Atlanta, it was delayed. Testing on the line began in summer 2014 with passenger service beginning as scheduled on December 30, 2014; the project is the first regular passenger streetcar service in Atlanta since the original Atlanta streetcars were phased out in 1949. The Downtown Loop runs 2.7 miles east-west, serving 12 stops, from Centennial Olympic Park to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, with tracks that converge at Woodruff Park; the route provides access to MARTA heavy rail lines at Peachtree Center. The vehicle maintenance facility is located under the I-75/I-85 overpass on Edgewood Ave; the exact route is: From the King Historic Site at Jackson St. and Auburn Ave. westbound along Auburn Ave. to Peachtree St. North on Peachtree St. stopping at Peachtree Center MARTA station, to Ellis St. West on Ellis St. to Carnegie Way Northwest on Carnegie Way to Andrew Young International Blvd.
West on Andrew Young International Blvd. to Centennial Olympic Park Dr. South on Centennial Olympic Park Dr. to Luckie St. Southeast on Luckie St. crossing Peachtree St. to Park Place. South on Park Place to Edgewood Ave. East on Edgewood Ave. to Jackson St. North on Jackson St. to Auburn Ave. The Atlanta Streetcar system uses Siemens S70 light rail vehicles. A total of four S70 cars were built at two different facilities, they were delivered in the first months of 2014 and are numbered 1001–1004. Atlanta Streetcar, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 with the mission to bring streetcars back to downtown Atlanta. ASC's board members include the leaders of Georgia Tech and Georgia State University, MARTA, Georgia World Congress Center, Buckhead Community Improvement District, Buckhead Coalition, Underground Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress, Woodruff Arts Center, many local corporate business leaders as well. In the summer of 2007, a new funded group called the Peachtree Corridor Partnership was formed, with the goal of determining how best to move forward the proposed rebuilding of Peachtree Street as a more attractive and pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare.
The addition of a modern streetcar line was one of the main components of the proposed transformation of the corridor, so many of the board members of ASC became members of the Peachtree Corridor Task Force, the partnership replaced the function of ASC as the organization advocating for a streetcar line along Peachtree Street. In July 2009, the Atlanta city council approved funding a feasibility study to work out certain details of the proposed streetcar line in time to apply for federal economic-stimulus funds for the construction of such a line. However, several council members expressed doubts over whether the remainder of the funding necessary to bring the project to fruition was particularly during a time of recession. In September 2010, it was announced that Phase I of the Atlanta Streetcar Project had received $47 million in federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery II funding; the funding represents 8% of the overall TIGER II allotment, will fund the construction of the downtown loop, not the Peachtree Corridor line, now regarded as Phase V of the project.
In May 2011, Siemens announced that it had won the $17.2 million contract to build the four streetcars that will run on the Downtown Connector line. They would be based on the company's S70 light rail vehicle platform, with the cars themselves being built in Sacramento, while other major components, including the propulsion system, were to be assembled at a Siemens plant about 30 miles north of Atlanta, in Alpharetta. In February 2012, the city announced; the city attributed the increase to: about $9 million to purchase newer and more expensive streetcars that could last 20 years longer than the refurbished ones that were planned to be purchased $4 million so that the Atlanta Regional Commission's Livable Centers Initiative could provide grants for sidewalk improvements and bicycle lanes. Additional work by the water department to move water and sewer pipesIn March 2012, the MARTA Board of Directors formally approved the design-build contract with URS Corporation for the Atlanta Streetcar.
Groundbreaking for the project took place on February 1, 2012. At that time, the line was projected to open in May 2013, but various delays pushed the opening back, first to summer 2014 and to December; the first two S70 streetcars were delivered in February 2014 and began test runs on the line in the spring. The 2.7-mile loop opened for service on December 30, 2014, with all rides free until January 1, 2016. As of June 2018, MARTA has agreed to take control and ownership of the streetcar, whereupon the route will be integrated into a larger MARTA light rail system. Operations were placed under the control of the newly formed Office of Light Rail Operations on July 1, 2018. There are plans to extend the streetcar to Bankhead MARTA Station, via Luckie Street and Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy, east to Piedmont Park; the City of Atlanta is applying for a TIGER 7 grant to extend the current loop east, 1.6 miles to Irwin St and the entrance of the BeltLine. Costs are estimated at $62.7 million. The 2018 spending plan calls for tracks to be extended and integrat
South Carolina is a state in the Southeastern United States and the easternmost of the Deep South. It is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, to the southwest by Georgia across the Savannah River. South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U. S. Constitution on May 23, 1788. South Carolina became the first state to vote in favor of secession from the Union on December 20, 1860. After the American Civil War, it was readmitted into the United States on June 25, 1868. South Carolina is the 40th most extensive and 23rd most populous U. S. state. Its GDP as of 2013 was $183.6 billion, with an annual growth rate of 3.13%. South Carolina is composed of 46 counties; the capital is Columbia with a 2017 population of 133,114. The Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin metropolitan area is the largest in the state, with a 2017 population estimate of 895,923. South Carolina is named in honor of King Charles I of England, who first formed the English colony, with Carolus being Latin for "Charles".
South Carolina is known for its 187 miles of coastline, beautiful lush gardens, historic sites and Southern plantations, colonial and European cultures, its growing economic development. The state can be divided into three geographic areas. From east to west: the Atlantic coastal plain, the Piedmont, the Blue Ridge Mountains. Locally, the coastal plain is referred to the other two regions as Upstate; the Atlantic Coastal Plain makes up two-thirds of the state. Its eastern border is a chain of tidal and barrier islands; the border between the low country and the up country is defined by the Atlantic Seaboard fall line, which marks the limit of navigable rivers. The state's coastline contains many salt marshes and estuaries, as well as natural ports such as Georgetown and Charleston. An unusual feature of the coastal plain is a large number of Carolina bays, the origins of which are uncertain; the bays tend to be oval. The terrain is flat and the soil is composed of recent sediments such as sand and clay.
Areas with better drainage make excellent farmland. The natural areas of the coastal plain are part of the Middle Atlantic coastal forests ecoregion. Just west of the coastal plain is the Sandhills region; the Sandhills are remnants of coastal dunes from a time when the land was sunken or the oceans were higher. The Upstate region contains the roots of an eroded mountain chain, it is hilly, with thin, stony clay soils, contains few areas suitable for farming. Much of the Piedmont was once farmed. Due to the changing economics of farming, much of the land is now reforested in Loblolly pine for the lumber industry; these forests are part of the Southeastern mixed forests ecoregion. At the southeastern edge of the Piedmont is the fall line, where rivers drop to the coastal plain; the fall line was an important early source of water power. Mills built to harness this resource encouraged the growth of several cities, including the capital, Columbia; the larger rivers are navigable up to the fall line. The northwestern part of the Piedmont is known as the Foothills.
The Cherokee Parkway is a scenic driving route through this area. This is. Highest in elevation is the Blue Ridge Region, containing an escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which continue into North Carolina and Georgia, as part of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Sassafras Mountain, South Carolina's highest point at 3,560 feet, is in this area. In this area is Caesars Head State Park; the environment here is that of the Appalachian-Blue Ridge forests ecoregion. The Chattooga River, on the border between South Carolina and Georgia, is a favorite whitewater rafting destination. South Carolina has several major lakes covering over 683 square miles. All major lakes in South Carolina are man-made; the following are the lakes listed by size. Lake Marion 110,000 acres Lake Strom Thurmond 71,100 acres Lake Moultrie 60,000 acres Lake Hartwell 56,000 acres Lake Murray 50,000 acres Russell Lake 26,650 acres Lake Keowee 18,372 acres Lake Wylie 13,400 acres Lake Wateree 13,250 acres Lake Greenwood 11,400 acres Lake Jocassee 7,500 acres Lake Bowen Earthquakes in South Carolina demonstrate the greatest frequency along the central coastline of the state, in the Charleston area.
South Carolina averages 10–15 earthquakes a year below magnitude 3. The Charleston Earthquake of 1886 was the largest quake to hit the Southeastern United States; this 7.2 magnitude earthquake destroyed much of the city. Faults in this region are difficult to study at the surface due to thick sedimentation on top of them. Many of the ancient faults are within plates rather than along plate boundaries. South Carolina has a humid subtropical climate, although high-elevation areas in the Upstate area have fewer subtropical characteristics than areas on the Atlantic coastline. In the summer, South Carolina is hot and humid, with daytime temperatures averaging between 86–93 °F in most of the state and overnight lows averaging 70–75 °F on the coast and from 66–73 °F inland. Winter temperatures are much less uniform in South Carolina. Coastal areas of the state have mild winters, with high temperatures approaching an average of 60 °F and overnight lows around 40 °F. Inland, the average January overnight low is around 32 °F i
Peachtree Street is one of several major streets running through the city of Atlanta. Beginning at Five Points in downtown Atlanta, it runs North through Midtown. Much of the city's historic and noteworthy architecture is located along the street, it is used for annual parades, as well as one-time parades celebrating events such as the 100th anniversary of Coca-Cola in 1986 and the Atlanta Braves' 1995 World Series victory. Atlanta grew on a site occupied by the Creek people, which included a major village called Standing Peachtree. There is some dispute over whether the Creek settlement was called Standing Peachtree or Standing Pitch Tree, corrupted to peach. Pine trees, common to the area, were known as pitch trees due to their sap. A trail known as the Peachtree Trail stretched from northeast Georgia to Standing Pitch Tree along the Chattahoochee River; the original Peachtree Road began in 1812 at Fort Daniel located at Hog Mountain in present-day Gwinnett County and ran along the course of the trail to the Chattahoochee.
Some portions of the present road trace this route. After the American Civil War a shantytown named Tight Squeeze developed at Peachtree at what is now 10th Street in Midtown Atlanta, it was infamous for vagrancy, robberies of merchants transiting the settlement. In 1867, the name of Whitehall Street, the original road to White Hall Tavern in today's West End neighborhood, was changed to Peachtree Street from Marietta Street south to the railroad crossing just north of Alabama Street. In the 1980s, the portion of Whitehall Street from Five Points south to Forsyth Street and Memorial Drive, a major shopping district from the Civil War through mid-20th century, was renamed Peachtree Street SE. In 2007, Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin unveiled a $1 billion, 20-year plan to transform Peachtree Street with streetscape upgrades, public parks, buried utilities, the addition of a streetcar, based on a sixteen-month study by the Peachtree Corridor Partnership task force; the Peachtree name is common throughout the Atlanta area.
In fact, it is joked by natives that half of the streets in Atlanta are named Peachtree, the other half have five names to make up for it. While “Peachtree” alone always refers to this street or its continuations, there are 71 streets in Atlanta with a variant of “Peachtree” in their name; some of these include: Peachtree Creek Road Peachtree Lane Peachtree Avenue Peachtree Circle Peachtree Drive Peachtree Plaza Peachtree Way Peachtree Memorial Drive New Peachtree Road Peachtree Walk Peachtree Park Drive Peachtree Parkway Peachtree Valley Road Peachtree Battle Avenue Peachtree Dunwoody Road Old Peachtree Road Peachtree is seen in place names: Peachtree Center is a major development of skyscrapers and other high-rises in downtown, with Peachtree Center Avenue running a block east of Peachtree Street. Peachtree City is a planned-suburb golf community located south of the city, in Fayette County. Peachtree Corners is a planned suburb located north of the city, in Gwinnett County. West Peachtree Street is not a western branch of Peachtree Street, but a major parallel due north/south street running one block west of Peachtree Street through downtown, two or three blocks west through Midtown.
West Peachtree divides the northeast and northwest quadrants of the city and county for street addressing purposes. Where the current Peachtree Street turns to Peachtree Road and heads northwest, it crosses West Peachtree, leaving it on the "east" side, it is at this point that the Buford-Spring Connector begins, taking the route of old I-85. The studios of WSB-TV are located on this section of “West” Peachtree Street, which terminates at I-85. Through this section north of 17th Street in Midtown, in downtown south of North Avenue to Peachtree Street, the MARTA north/northeast line runs directly under West Peachtree. Between the two, it runs no more than a block to the east. From the Buford-Spring Connector north to Roswell Road, Peachtree Street and Peachtree Road carry U. S. 19 and Georgia 9. At a five-way intersection with East/West Paces Ferry Road at the center of the original Buckhead Village, these continue north onto Roswell Road, Georgia 141 begins on Peachtree instead. South of the connector, 9 and 19 continue on two one-way streets: West Peachtree Street northbound and Spring Street southbound.
Peachtree meets Piedmont Road between Lenox Square. Besides the southwestern terminus of Georgia 13 the only other major intersection in Atlanta is at North Avenue, which carries Georgia 8, U. S. 29, U. S. 78, U. S. 278. There are no direct highway interchanges from Peachtree to the Downtown Connector, I-85, or Georgia 400 freeways, all of which it crosses. However, there is a full interchange at I-285, at which point Peachtree Industrial Boulevard is built as an expressway for a few miles. Many of Atlanta's most prominent buildings and landmarks are located along Peachtree Street. In downtown, 191 Peachtree Tower, Georgia-Pacific Tower, Westin Peachtree Plaza and SunTrust Plaza all line Peachtree. In Midtown, Bank of America Plaza, Atlanta's tallest building, is a block south of the