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Delta World Headquarters In Atlanta Or Hapeville?  
User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6446 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4720 times:

According to Wikipedia, Delta's world headquarters are within the Atlanta city limits, and that statement includes references. However, when looking at the Atlanta city limits on Google Maps, DL's world headquarters are not actually within the Atlanta city limits, but are within the city limits of Hapeville.

Which is correct? I know DL's headquarters has an Atlanta address according to the USPS, but that doesn't mean that it actually is within Atlanta city limits. I know the ATL domestic terminal, Concourse T, Concourse A, and about 2/3 of Concourse B are within the city limits of College Park, while about 1/3 of Concourse B, all of Concourses C, D, E, and F, and the Maynard Jackson International Terminal are in unincorporated Clayton County.


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User currently offlineluv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4641 times:

What difference does it make at the end of the day?


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User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6446 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4627 times:

Quoting luv2fly (Reply 1):
What difference does it make at the end of the day?

Well, if Wikipedia says one thing and Google Maps says another, it is a conflict of information. I would like to know who is right. Being in the Atlanta area isn't exactly the same as being within the Atlanta city limits.



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User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1656 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4536 times:

The Renaissance Hotel across the street has an Atlanta address, and that does make a difference for me as my company bases allowable hotel rates on city.

User currently offlinelawair From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4382 times:

I originally thought the technically correct answer would be Hapeville (and not the Atlanta city limits), but after doing a search on Googlemaps and the City of Atlanta's data and map site (http://gis.atlantaga.gov/apps/maps/), it appears that there is a non-adjacent area of Atlanta that encircles the area around the Delta HQ. In Googlemaps the area is just west of the HQ and does not include it, but the other Atlanta city maps show the area covering all of the HQ, in an area that otherwise would be Hapeville. So I suppose, if the maps on the website are correct, Wikipedia is also technically correct here in that the Delta HQ is located physically in the city limits of Atlanta. Peculiar...but is it coincidental that a floating area of Atlanta just happens to cover the Delta Headquarters? Probably not. In digging deeper, I found this article: http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...J&sjid=IUQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4096,105025

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4316 times:

Good research lawair.

I've read many books before on Delta's history. That portion of town where the World Headquarters sits was formerly a Hapeville address. But technically speaking to answer the poster's question. It is now Atlanta by address and land boundary as the city owns it.



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User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2529 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4125 times:
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The old "Whoreaday" Inn down the street used to be pretty close to where College Park, Hapeville and Atlanta City came together. In fact I believe at one time each wing of the hotel had a different tax. The KFC across the street was College Park as was the Awful House.

The old GO was in Hapeville, so I'm thinking if it is all now considered City of Atlanta, then somewhere along the line it got changed. You would think City of Hapeville would scream bloody murder at the loss of that tax income! Especially now that Ford is gone. I thought the Hilton and the Courtyard were City of Atlanta and the south side of Virginia Ave. was Hapeville east of I-85.



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User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10351 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4110 times:

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 5):

Much like ORD is..........it could probably be said that it sits within Bensenville, Elmhurst and Desplaines, but since the City of Chicago owns the airport, it is actually within the Chicago city limits.



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User currently offlineouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4567 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3780 times:

Quoting mayor (Reply 7):
but since the City of Chicago owns the airport, it is actually within the Chicago city limits

Just because the city owns the property doesn't mean it is in the city limits. They obviously would have had to annex the property into the city itself to claim that. Also it isn't completely unrealistic to be in an unincorporated area but the zip code belongs to a nearby city and you get an X-city address even though you are physically in Y-city.


User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3727 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):
Well, if Wikipedia says one thing and Google Maps says another, it is a conflict of information. I would like to know who is right. Being in the Atlanta area isn't exactly the same as being within the Atlanta city limits.

Will we have to change SFO to SMO, San Mateo International? What will we then do with Santa Monica? It is so difficult being pedantic.


User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10351 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3706 times:

Quoting ouboy79 (Reply 8):
Quoting mayor (Reply 7):but since the City of Chicago owns the airport, it is actually within the Chicago city limits
Just because the city owns the property doesn't mean it is in the city limits. They obviously would have had to annex the property into the city itself to claim that.

Which, I believe, they did.........along with a corridor of land connecting the airport property with the city, proper.



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User currently offlineTigerguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 906 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3667 times:

Quoting mayor (Reply 10):
Which, I believe, they did.........along with a corridor of land connecting the airport property with the city, proper.

Correct. See: http://www.cityofchicago.org/content...icago_Maps/Citywide_Maps/Wards.pdf



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User currently offlinejerseyguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1006 times:
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Its interesting that the City of Atlanta is just allowed to take whatever land they want. There must be rules of what a city is allowed to annex. Anybody know the requirements?


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User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6446 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 993 times:

Quoting jerseyguy (Reply 12):
Its interesting that the City of Atlanta is just allowed to take whatever land they want. There must be rules of what a city is allowed to annex. Anybody know the requirements?

I know that in Arizona, a common practice in the past was strip annexation, where cities or towns were allowed to annex small strips of land, some of which were only a few yards wide. The problem was that this was often used as a tactic to prevent other cities or towns from annexing certain areas. This led to the creation of many "county islands", which are unincorporated areas completely surrounded by a city or a town. Strip annexation is now illegal in Arizona.



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