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Three years after the I-85 fire, Basil Eleby is turning his life around
“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.”
The I-85 fire could have destroyed Basil Eleby’s life. Instead, it may have saved it.
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.
This time-lapse video of the I-85 collapse repair is pretty impressive
A new time-lapse video from Atlanta-based company OxBlue shows off the speedy six-week repair of the collapsed I-85 bridge.
The MARTA Army wants you!
MARTA Army’s core team is comprised of Georgia Tech students and alumni, lawyers, accountants, designers, developers, and even teenagers who lend their skills to serve the overall objective: making MARTA a more efficient and appealing option in a city angling to become a pro-transit powerhouse.
Shock, then memes: How Atlanta reacted to the I-85 collapse
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.
In Development: “Bike and brew” creative hive coming to Buckhead’s southeastern edge
On Buckhead’s southeastern edge, a formerly underutilized warehouse district wedged between Peachtree Creek and I-85 is abuzz with new investment.