The Georgia Street project is showing its potential to be a great public space. In fact, it could be the definition of outdoor living room, as termed by the Project for Public Spaces. One aspect that now stands out like a sore thumb is the pedestrian bridge that connects the Circle Center Parking garage to the Omni Severin Hotel. I can’t imagine that the bridge gets much foot traffic as it stands. And now that we have this great public space, shouldn’t we be inviting the Omni guests to get in on the party?
I don’t think that I’m 100 percent against skywalks. They might have their time and their place. But that time and place has passed here. The skywalk is blocking the view of this gorgeous project, with little benefit to show for it. In addition, I hope that if it were removed, it could be reused in some capacity so as not to be wasteful. Perhaps the People for Urban Progress could find a great use for an old skywalk, or at least the materials that are contained within. Regardless of what happens, I’d love to see this bridge removed in order to make this great space even more attractive.