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Picture Artifact: Train

The small train follows the cobblestone walkways of Atlantic Station, and boards beside the garden area populated by most of the families at the Station. The conductor would always pause and even encourage families take pictures of children on the train; matched by the cut-out below, pictures of enthusiastic and entertained children serve as advertisement…

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Picture Artifact: Lofts

Above the stores at Atlantic Station, there are apartments with facades of the same brick as the stores beneath them. Accented with tall windows and balconies, they offer views of the nearby skyline; this creates a pretense of being in the city without being in the clamor of downtown. Entrances to the apartments are hidden…

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Signage Artifact: Movie Nights

This sign is located in the garden area of Atlantic Station, where most of the families with younger children were concentrated. The entirety of the station was decorated with banners, ribbons, and pumpkins that advertised Halloween specialties and deals, and characterizes Atlantic Station’s emphasis on relevancy to consumers and their trends. The movie nights denote…

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Signage Artiface: Artist’s Market

The Artist’s Market is a short alley between stores, with a wide brick walkway that matches the brick exterior of stores. Strands of bulbs emit golden lighting, and crisscross along the extent of the alley, above a column of five round tables. One opening of the alley offers a view of the skyline of the…

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Audio/Video Artifact: Speakers

video-2cmrxn4 Speakers are embedded in the ground along the brick pavement of Atlantic Stations’ streets. The music is usually upbeat, and I noticed that as we listened to this song, some friends I was with would absentmindedly bounce or walk to the beat. The music is contemporary, with a blend of pop hits and indie…

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Built Environment Description: Atlantic Station

Atlantic Station is isolated from the assemblage of downtown, creating a more residential environment. It is characterized by surrounding townhouses and brick apartments, with green yards and walkways as well as ornate statues decorating the landscape. Many people are out walking dogs or sitting on covered porches in the nearby area. The entrance to Atlantic Station…

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