Morphology Analysis: Northside Drive
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Northside Drive is a major arterial street in the City of Atlanta. This street is an expansive and underutilized corridor that connects North Atlanta to its downtown core. This proposal intends to analyze this arterial in terms of its morphologies, through the exploration of the static, elastic, campus and resilient tissues present. This will be done through mapping, diagramming, examining current proposals for the arterial, and empirical analysis of the corridor. This data will aid in answering several questions pertaining to the characteristics of the study area, shaping the structure of this paper. These questions will form layers of analysis that reveal the nature of Northside Drive’s morphological relationships. First, one needs to understand where is Northside Drive? This component is explained by understanding the street’s regional connectivity and scale relative to the city. The next task is to define what it is? This is supported by understanding the implications of its current morphologies and form. Third, one needs to investigate how did it get this way? What were the major events that shaped this space? This story is told through the production of a written and visual timeline illustrating the major moves that created the current Northside Drive. The next step is to understand what the problems are with the corridor and also what are the current studies in this area? Once these questions are synthesized, proposals for change can be made.