The Remnants of Atlanta's Demolished Past

The permanent art collection of the Atlanta BeltLine just added a relic from the city’s past—a thirteen-ton sculpture crafted out of old train tracks—but it's not the only example of repurposed detritus from the city's history of demolition.

Preservationists will probably want to look away from some of the beautiful old buildings that are now long gone from Atlanta, but an article by Rebecca Burns provides before and after looks at the variety of pieces from the city’s past that have a new place in the city’s urban fabric, thanks most recently to the BeltLine's permanent art collection.

Other examples from around Atlanta include one of the Corinthian columns from the old Union Station (demolished in 1972), the beaux-arts “Carnegie arch” from the Carnegie Education Pavilion (demolished in 1977), and more.

Full Story: BeltLine's latest art addition isn't the only piece of recycled history


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