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Photos: On Thursday, Atlanta turned blue to honor essential workers

On Thursday evening, several of Atlanta's landmarks, including Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Skyview Ferris wheel, Truist Park, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Colony Square, glowed brightly in blue as part of the national #LightItBlue event.

The Outkast #ATLast experience was more than just three concerts

More than 60,000 people attended the three concerts held in Centennial Olympic Park, according to Pat O’Brien of the promotions group Bowery Presents South. The economic impact to the city has not been tallied, but attendees took over surrounding downtown hotels, restaurants, and bars, paid handsomely for parking, bought T-shirts, and took plenty of $13.50 rides on the Ferris wheel.

A ride on Downtown’s new SkyView Ferris wheel

After weeks of thunderstorms and rain delays, SkyView Atlanta finally opened today in the sweltering, sticky July heat. Luckily, the air-conditioning in the gondolas works pretty well.

The giant Ferris wheel is almost finished

After much hype (and a little delay) the 200-foot SkyView Atlanta Ferris wheel now has an opening date: Tuesday, July 16. There will be a noon ribbon-cutting ceremony prior to the first gondola’s circumnavigation, and SkyView spokesman Jason Evans says he expects a big crowd.

If you wanted to ride a giant Ferris wheel in downtown Atlanta, you’ll have to wait a little longer

If you were hoping for a Ferris wheel and fireworks combo, you’re out of luck: SkyView Atlanta won’t open in time for Fourth of July.

Construction starts on Atlanta’s Ferris wheel

It may not look like much now, but come July 2, this spot across the way from Centennial Olympic Park will house Atlanta’s 200-foot tall Ferris wheel. Step one: Create the waiting-to-board area. About 15,000 pounds of concrete will be poured here starting this evening. (We showed up at the media photo op time to find the actual concrete demo a little behind schedule.)

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