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