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Buckhead Penthouse Condo To Sell For Over $6M

Jun 19, 2017
Al Such / WABE

The penthouse of the planned 21-story Emerson Buckhead tower is under contract for more than $6 million. According to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle that price tag could make it possibly one of the most expensive sales of an unfinished high-rise condo in the city’s history.

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For the past two decades, Anne (who chose not to give her last name because she fears retribution from her landlord) has lived in the same two-bedroom apartment in Buckhead. It's a brick building just off of Peachtree Street. In 1995, Anne began renting her apartment for just $600 per month. Now, 22 years later, her rent has increased and she is concerned about her ability to stay there.

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Courtesy of the city of Chamblee

More than $360 million worth of new projects are now in the works in the city of Chamblee. According to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, that includes about 1,200 apartments, townhomes, senior housing, and office, retail and restaurant space.

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Alison Guillory / WABE

One of the rarest salamanders in the country lives in Georgia – or, at least, it used to – a survey last year didn't turn any up in the wild. It's called the frosted flatwoods salamander, and there's a new project in Atlanta to breed the species in captivity.

The last time scientists documented one of these guys in Georgia was in 2015, near the coast. That's where they'd usually live, in longleaf pine forests.

Now, a bunch of flatwoods salamanders live in Buckhead.

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Now that it's fall, birds are passing through Atlanta on their way south for the winter, but a lot of birds will never make it.

Hundreds of millions of birds die each year in the U.S. when they hit buildings. A project lead by Atlanta Audubon aims to slow that trend here by documenting some of the deaths.

To find birds that died crashing into buildings in Buckhead, Atlanta Audubon Society conservation director Adam Betuel starts looking before dawn. That’s so he can find them before groundskeepers clean them up.