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“I feel like a new person—a person that’s accomplished something,” Eleby told me afterwards. “I’ve never accomplished nothing, or graduated from anything.”
When he was suspected of starting the fire that collapsed a portion of I-85 in Atlanta, Basil Eleby—a homeless man who grew up without a family and struggled with addiction—was facing felony charges that would put him in jail until he was in his sixties. But one year after the fire, Eleby is on the path to recovery, thanks to the help of the Atlanta community.
We almost shed a tear when we learned that, after three years, Midtown's beloved Rockspinner sculpture was leaving town. But Midtown Alliance recently installed its replacement: Autoeater.
A new time-lapse video from Atlanta-based company OxBlue shows off the speedy six-week repair of the collapsed I-85 bridge.
When a massive blaze caused a segment of I-85 near Piedmont Road to collapse, Atlantans were stunned. We still don't know what the future holds, but we're armed with plenty of memes.