August 03

The Evolution of Centennial Olympic Park

Downtown’s Nucleus, Centennial, Wasn’t Always a Park

by Michael Kahn

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 “…Comparing relatively ancient maps to those of today, we’ll see just how much neighborhoods have changed and trace the rise and demise of buildings and streets as we go. Along the way, we’ll point out quirky aspects of the city’s evolution and highlight not only what we’ve lost thorough the years, but what we’ve managed to save and gain. In honor of the 19th anniversary of the Olympics in Atlanta, let’s have a look back at the area now known as Centennial Olympic Park…”