The Doubletree Hotel’s trash is our treasure. While in a meeting on the 3rd floor this afternoon, we saw the old Doubletree letters being hauled off and thrown into the dumpster across the street. We brainstormed quickly what word we could spell and did some dumpster diving to pull them out. “Doer” sounds right. They need some TLC for prime time but things with a story usually have a soul. Once we get them up, we’ll always know where they came from and the story behind them.
It is well known that Atlanta developed as a city due to its strategic location at the crossing of major railroads, a switchyard. By the mid-1800s, three separate rail lines intersected in what is now Downtown. The intersection of commerce and transportation represents Atlanta’s identity, a place where goods and materials were exchanged and new businesses could benefit from its many railroads.