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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)

NPOV Dispute - Economy[edit]

The last section in the Economy section of the article is of dubious neutrality in tone. It reads like an argumentative essay with a clear thesis ("The city's economic problems are displayed [...]"), using value-laden descriptors not found in the sources ("a meager 0.4%", "These dismal statistics", "This unprecedented collapse") and editorializing on data found in sources ("Thus, Atlanta's current economic crisis was only worsened, and not caused, by the Recession."). It is also heavy on statistical comparisons; surely several statements could be cut to reduce wordiness. Please discuss changes, if any, that should be made to this section to bring it back in line with Wikipedia's neutrality standards. 72.215.49.159 (talk) 22:03, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

The integration of Atlanta public schools[edit]

The integration of Atlanta public schools begin in 1961 and by 1970 most all Atlanta city schools were integrated. The article reads as if integration did not occur until 1973. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saltgrass (talkcontribs) 16:33, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

World city rank Comment[edit]

In the lede, the sentence Atlanta is considered an "alpha-" or "world city", ranking 15th among world cities and sixth in the nation with a gross domestic product of $270 billion. is not supported by the cite (neither the 15th (world) nor the sixth (national) rank. According to the cite the correct rankings are 45th in the world and eight in the U.S. I've corrected the rankings to reflect the cite (a 2012 ranking).

Timeline of Atlanta[edit]

What is missing from the city timeline? Please add relevant content. Thank you. -- M2545 (talk) 08:47, 18 May 2015 (UTC)