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21st Century Plague: Coronavirus in Atlanta

21st Century Plague

This wasn’t supposed to happen. This was guaranteed to happen. But to us? Now? 17 Georgians on what coronavirus has done—and what it still can do.

Amy Phuong: “It hit me. We’d been planning so long, and now, our wedding is not going to happen.”

For our 21st Century Plague project, we spoke with 17 Georgians about the toll of COVID-19.

First Look: Grant Park’s new parking deck will have rooftop greenspace

Mayor Kasim Reed this morning is unveiling the city’s design for a 1,000-space, $48 million parking deck at Grant Park that will replace the space-wasting, seven-acre parking lot off Boulevard officials say is insufficient. The three-tier deck will be partially embedded into the hillside and—in a move that helped win support from the neighborhood and park advocates—capped by a green roof and a restaurant with views of the Downtown skyline in the distance.
1996 Atlanta Olympics Opening Ceremony

Winning gold and chauffeuring Ali: Memories of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

Athletes, musicians, local leaders, and metro Atlanta residents share their memories of the games—taking home the gold, chauffeuring Muhammad Ali, collecting pins, riding MARTA, performing for Bill and Hillary Clinton, and more.
Amy Phuong

Meet Parks Commissioner Amy Phuong

Amy Phuong, 32, graduated from Georgia Tech in 2005 and was confirmed as Atlanta’s parks and recreation commissioner earlier this year. We spoke on March 17, the day city residents voted on a $250 million bond referendum that included some $18 million toward parks and recreation projects.

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