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Atlanta I-85 collapse

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.

Soccer in the Streets brings the game to MARTA’s Five Points station

With funding from Atlanta United FC (by way of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation), nonprofit Soccer in the Streets unveiled the first pitch built at an urban transit station. Sanjay Patel, the creator of Station Soccer, hopes to build nine more and create a league.
Atlanta United

Shorter lines, more time for beer await fans at Atlanta United’s second home game

Fans at Atlanta United's sold-out debut game saw lengthy lines for entry and concessions. What can they expect for this Saturday's game against the Chicago Fire?
Atlanta Streetcar

Will voters decide to double down on the Atlanta Streetcar?

Streetcar boosters believe the referendums, if approved, could shift the conversation away from its early troubles. When the first trolley rolled out in December 2014, the project was already more than a year and a half behind schedule, and construction costs had ballooned from an estimated $69 million to more than $98 million, with federal grants covering less than half the price tag.
Voting guide Atlanta

A quick reference sheet for Atlantans on Election Day

Even setting aside the appalling presidential race, Tuesday’s election is set to be a complicated and convoluted voter experience, with no fewer than four state constitutional amendments and an array of local referenda. To make your experience a little easier, here’s a brief guide to the ballot items facing most metro Atlantans.
MARTA

Atlanta voters—MARTA wants you to read your ballot all the way to the end

MARTA board chairman Robbie Ashe believes most Atlantans would vote yes for MARTA expansion—if they get that far down the ballot.
The Stitch

The Stitch: An ambitious proposal to build parks and housing above The Connector

An alliance of neighborhood boosters and downtown landowners is pushing an ambitious new proposal, bearing an estimated price tag of $300 million. They believe it can bring about a fresh renaissance in Atlanta’s urban core and finally erase the half-century-old barrier between downtown and Midtown.
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.
MARTA station study

Does living near MARTA make your home more valuable? Depends on which station.

The homes near Buckhead’s stop sold for 11 times more per square foot than those close to Hamilton E. Holmes, the westernmost stop at the end of blue line.

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