Wednesday, July 23, 2014

.The inconvenient Civil War did cause Atlanta trauma

And I relive it every day, down at the Cyclorama.
Only now I will be going to Buckhead and the Atlanta History Campus and not GRANT park.

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle : Atlanta's Cyclorama will move from Grant Park to Atlanta History Center in Buckhead, Mayor Kasim Reed announced Wednesday.
As Atlanta Business Chronicle reported first three years ago, city leaders wanted to move the historic painting commemorating the Battle of Atlanta to a newer, higher profile venue to draw more visitors. In 2012, Reed told Atlanta Business Chronicle he was determined to restore the Cyclorama into a significant attraction for the city.
The world's largest oil painting will be housed in a new 23,000-square-foot building that will be constructed at the history center. The $32.2 million project is being financed privately at no cost to city taxpayers.
"I can't think of a better custodian for this historic work," Reed said.
"The Atlanta History Center and the Cyclorama painting are a perfect fit," added Sheffield Hale, the center's president and CEO.  ( THE REST WITH SLIDE SHOW  )

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