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Lead photo montage[edit]

I counted nine pictures in the lead montage, which is easily 3-4 more snapshots than the other major cities of the world. Atlanta is a fine city, and you really don't have to try so hard. Just some friendly advice...--Chimino (talk) 13:22, 1 May 2012 (UTC)


The newest photo Montage has 3 images of the Atlanta skyline + 1 of Manhattan? Why? I don't have the time/images on hand to make a change. Does anyone have anything? Cwkimbro (talk) 17:08, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

The first photo in the montage is of the downtown and midtown skyline, not of Buckhead — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.199.105.57 (talk) 15:32, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Structure[edit]

Hi. I'm going through all the US Cities (as per List of United States cities by population) in an effort to provide some uniformity in structure. Anyone have an issue with me restructuring this article as per Wikipedia:WikiProject Cities/US Guideline. I won't be changing any content, merely the order. Occasionally, I will also move a picture just to clean up spacing issues. I've already gone through the top 20 or so on the above list, if you'd like to see how they turned out. Thoughts? Onel5969 (talk) 16:10, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Will you be adding a bunch of sub-sections, or just moving the existing sections around? Some cities, like Dallas, have way too many sub-sections.--Mmann1988 (talk) 18:12, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Captions for skyline pics in the neighborhood section[edit]

Hi. User:Mmann1988 brought up some very valid points in making an edit I reverted regarding the 3 photos in the cityscape section. The captions read: Downtown, Midtown and Uptown. Mmann brought up the point that uptown section of Atlanta is called Buckhead, and wants to change the caption on the photo to indicate that. I don't necessarily disagree with him, but as it is now, stylistically, it gives a symmetry to the photos, and while Buckhead is correct, Uptown is not incorrect. I think Buckhead is more correct, but Uptown fits in more with the layout. Rather than simply change it, I thought it might be good to get other's thoughts. Onel5969 (talk) 17:24, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

It should remain Buckhead until consensus is reached that "Uptown," which is not a place, should be used instead. Uptown would be incorrect, as it is not a proper noun when used to refer to Buckhead. Perhaps "the uptown district of Atlanta" would work, but Uptown, as a proper noun, would be incorrect.--Mmann1988 (talk) 19:57, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

ATL as an international city/metro[edit]

I see material is back that states Atlanta is one of the most multi-cultural cities in the US. While I think Atlanta is an interesting place, and understand the point that "Atlanta is not particularly Southern" except in its historical roots, the numbers do not show that Atlanta has a lot of foreign born residents. The city has 7.8% foreign born as of 2008-2012,[1] which is actually one of the lowest %ages (see this list).

As Demographics of Atlanta states:

Metro Atlanta is increasingly international, with its 716,434 foreign-born residents in 2010, a 69% increase versus 2000. This was the fourth largest rate of growth among the nation's top 100 metros, after Baltimore, Orlando and Las Vegas. The foreign-born proportion of the population went up from 10.3% to 13.6%, and Atlanta moved up from 14th to 12th in ranking of US metro areas with the largest immigrant population by sheer numbers. Still, its 13.6% proportion of immigrants is only the 29th highest of the nation's top 100 metros.

How can you change the text so that the point is made, without using a statement which factually is not supported by the census numbers? Keizers (talk) 14:31, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Here is a List of U.S. cities by foreign-born population showing where Atlanta lies among cities >200,000 total population (yes, I need to add rank numbers!) -- towards the bottom. Keizers (talk) 14:38, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Elevation[edit]

The article states "Atlanta has the highest elevation of major cities east of the Mississippi River." It then links to a website listing altitudes of US major cities. It isn't on the first page but Pittsburgh PA is listed at 1,203 ft. and Atlanta is 1,050 ft. Pittsburgh is a major city east of the Mississippi River. I think this should be deleted, and it's discouraging that contributors post facts without looking through their own sources.

TheWhiz410 (talk) 01:40, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ "Quick Facts: Atlanta", U.S. Census Bureau