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Just west of the futuristic origami that is Mercedes-Benz Stadium, some of Atlanta’s most richly historic buildings stand abandoned on a hilltop like oversize, graffiti-strewn headstones in a forgotten cemetery. One gate of the tall chain-link fence surrounding some of these Vine City properties is bent dramatically outward, as if a velociraptor escaped. But just beyond that, a deep-red billboard stands like a beacon of hope, reading: “Master Plan Development Underway . . . Details Coming Soon.”
An attorney for owner Thomas Carmichael says that Carmichael just wants to weigh his options as the building ages and withers and the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the hospitality industry.
Get some great inspiration for your next makeover project or pick up new artwork for your home with events like the Cobb Gardeners Tour, Inman Park Festival, Atlanta Home Show, and more.
This year the organizers will pay homage to the role women have played in keeping Atlanta’s—and America’s—historic fabric intact.
Downtown, Atlanta’s original street level isn’t where you think it is. In fact Underground Atlanta isn’t technically underground. Enter Jeff Morrison, a local architect and history buff who has spent the better part of a decade giving free tours and sharing the city’s hidden infrastructure secrets around Five Points and the Gulch.
Our city is infamous for demolishing its past. Much of that rep is deserved, but the Atlanta Preservation Center’s annual Phoenix Flies showcases the exceptions—saved structures and restored spaces. Over 16 days, participants can choose from 150 tours staged with APC’s 80 partners.