In Atlanta's Downtown Crescent, Positive Changes Abound
ike the sweeping curve of the Mississippi River around New Orleans, the Grady Curve cups downtown Atlanta in a distinctive crescent shape — though admittedly in a far less lovely manner. While currently filled with many parking lots and buildings in need of serious upgrades, the area is quickly changing as investment pours in, thanks in large part to Georgia State University. Proximity to the new streetcar line isn't hurting either, and just last week the Sheraton Atlanta announced a major renovation and addition of 43 new suites to the hotel (see the rendering after the jump). With 763 hotel rooms, the property is one of the premiere hotels in the city, and the updated look is an indication that things are going well in Atlanta for the high-end hotel industry. But it's not the only project in the neighborhood.