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Jackson Street Bridge Park Atlanta

City of Atlanta announces plans for a mini-park on the Jackson Street Bridge

The bridge has long been a beloved spot to take in one of Atlanta’s best views of the downtown skyline. Now the people who gather along its narrow sidewalk to snap photos of the cityscape will have a little extra room.
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library new central library

Commentary: Before we knock holes into Central Library, we should be certain that’s what Atlantans really want

The problem isn’t that residents have chosen not to participate in the process of renovation downtown Atlanta's Central Library; it’s that they weren’t given the opportunity to truly engage in the process.
Architect John Portman dies age 93

No architect ever loved Atlanta like John Portman

"All I ever wanted to do in Atlanta was create something that would elevate the city.” Remembering the iconic architect, who died December 29 at age 93.
Georgia Dome Implosion

11 things to know about the Georgia Dome implosion

Say goodbye to the Georgia Dome—by 7:31 a.m. Monday, it will be nothing but rubble. 11 facts about the implosion, including who's pressing the button and how many tons of explosives it takes to bring the arena down.
Polaris

Take a spin at Polaris

While you won't see as much as of the city as you can from the nearby SunDial restaurant (yes, downtown Atlanta has two rotating restaurants within a few blocks of each other), the history behind the blue spaceship-like dome perched atop the Hyatt Regency Atlanta is more storied.
Skyview

Spend a day playing tourist downtown

Our downtown tourist attractions are kitschy, but if you skip them, you're doing yourself a disservice. Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, SkyView Ferris wheel—you have to go at least once.
Empire Building

This was Atlanta’s Empire Building circa 1900

Thought to be named after the insurance firm that bankrolled its construction, the Empire was a risky work environment.

The adorable costumed kids of Dragon Con 2017

After Saturday's annual Dragon Con parade, we talked with some of the convention's youngest costumed heroes, villains, and sidekicks.
Mai Tai

People watching at Dragon Con? Grab a Mai Tai at Trader Vic’s

Atlanta is home to one of just two Trader Vic’s left in the country (there used to be 26), and this location has shaken up more than 45,000 Mai Tais since opening in 1976. Sip among cosplay witches and superheroes; the bar is a major Dragon Con hangout.

Looking for brunch downtown? Atlanta Breakfast Club is a reliable choice

Atlanta Breakfast Club is a cozy brunch pit-stop near Atlanta's downtown tourist attractions, where the most popular item by far is the chicken and waffles.

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