Our office was located near the Capitol since the 1930’s. For unknown motivations, a decision was made to rent some space in Atlanta. After looking at several spots, an office building in Midtown was picked and I am on the 24th floor. My office (actually a cubicle) has a south facing window that lets me see all of downtown. I used the camera to take multi-part panorama and then some Canon software to stitch the 3 separate photos together on my computer. The picture below represents my view looking South down West Peachtree Street. In real life there is more detail. For instance, to the right of the Westin Peachtree Plaza there is a building with a V shape on it. Just to the left of that building there is a tiny spec in the picture on the horizon. That spec is the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport control tower.
The new building is a big improvement for us. The temperature is comfortable, the bathrooms are very nice, the view is great (our office takes up most of the floor so I can visit other groups and see North, East, and West; I have panoramas of those too). But now that I have to transfer to the North-South MARTA line, it takes about 15 minutes longer to get to work. That’s 30 minutes a day, 2.5 hours per week, 5 days per year, 60 solid days lost before I retire.
We spent about a week packing stuff up and throwing away everything we could. I personally probably threw away about 8 garbage cans of paper. We packed everything into crates stacked 4 high and I probably had 16 crates of stuff. The new desks are bigger, but the storage space is definitely less. It’s been a challenge getting moved in. I volunteered to go over this past weekend to help facilitate the move and was there from about 10:30 to 5 Saturday.