Atlanta – From humble beginnings
Atlanta had a humble beginning as a settlement located at the intersection of two railroad lines. It was incorporated in eighteen hundred and forty five. Presently, the city is a major business one. It is also the primary transportation hub of the South eastern United States whether it is through highway, railroad or air. Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport is considered the busiest airport of the world.
Atlanta is a black majority city and is the fourth largest black majority city in United States. For long it has been hailed as “black mecca” for its role as a center of black wealth, political power, education, and culture including film and music. Atlanta has also been a cradle of Civil Rights Movement and is home to Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. Atlanta is a hub for services, finance, information technology, government, and higher education. Metro Atlanta homes the third largest concentration of Fortune five hundred companies of United States. Atlanta homes world headquarters of companies like Coca-Cola, Turner broadcasting, The Home Depot, AT&T Mobility, UPS and Delta Air Lines. Atlanta also does not lag behind in tourism. It is the seventh most visited city in United States.
Bus companies are doing a great service to the city providing for bus charter, bus rental, coach rental, school bus rental, coach bus rental, mini bus rental and party bus rental. They also arrange for bus tour in coach bus.
The arts and entertainment realm is lively in Atlanta. Not only the city is an important base for hip hop, gospel and neo soul music, it is also a major center of film and television production. The city which stands out among major United States cities for dense tree coverage, Atlanta also played host to summer Olympics of nineteen hundred and ninety six. During American Civil war, Atlanta which was a prominent distribution center became the target of major Union attacks. The assets and buildings of the city except churches and hospitals was set on fire and destroyed by Union General Sherman’s troops. Coca Cola was launched in Atlanta in eighteen hundred and eighty six and grew into city based world empire. The arrival of electric streetcars was also an important event making for growth of city. Atlanta sits atop a ridge located south of Chattahoochee River at three hundred and twenty meters above sea level. Atlanta homes humid subtropical climate and receives abundant rainfall typical of southeastern United States. Architecture in Atlanta is dominated by modernism and postmodernism especially in its commercial and institutional buildings. Structures pre eighteen hundred and eighty are not to be seen. Residential areas in intown neighbourhoods are characterized by styles ranging from Victorian cottages to Craftsman bungalows to Revival styles. Atlanta’s outer neighbourhoods homes post world war second suburban styles.