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Hoping to resuscitate a portion of Atlanta's heart

After languishing for years as a tacky, costly hole, Underground Atlanta, a 12-acre complex of viaducts and storefronts, is set for another makeover
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 05:50
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The food court, many closed, at Underground Atlanta. The property is due for its next major renovation, one based on a radical concept for this sprawl-loving metropolis: people might actually want to live downtown.
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Bargain jewellery kiosks, many closed, at Underground Atlanta. The property is due for its next major renovation, one based on a radical concept for this sprawl-loving metropolis: people might actually want to live downtown.
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The entrance to the street-level stores, many closed, at Underground Atlanta. The property is due for its next major renovation, one based on a radical concept for this sprawl-loving metropolis: people might actually want to live downtown.

Atlanta

THERE was a time in the 1960s when Underground Atlanta, a 12-acre complex of viaducts and storefronts in the heart of downtown, was billed as this city's answer to Bourbon Street. In the 1980s, it was reimagined as a tourist-friendly "festival marketplace" full of novelty

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