Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Time and Place: Atlanta's Supercollider

Posted By on Wed, May 19, 2010 at 7:07 PM

7:31 p.m., May 15, 2010, 659 Peachtree St.
  • 7:31 p.m., May 15, 2010, 659 Peachtree St.

This photo strangely resembles the Hadron Supercollider, but it was actually taken as I lay on my back in the lobby of the Georgian Terrace Hotel.

The original Georgian Terrace Hotel was a 10-floor hotel that was built from 1910-1911 for $500,000 and first opened to the public in October of 1911. In 1981, after 70 years of operation the hotel was closed, boarded up, and condemned because of declining revenue. The building suffered from several fires in the early 80's and demolition of the building was planned in the mid-80's before preservationists protested and were able to get it listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 which prevented plans for its demolition. The two-year renovation of the hotel, that included the 19-floor wing captured in this image was completed in 1991.

(Photo by Joeff Davis)

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