Trading 100 Year Old Atlanta Landmark for Animals!

Before you get all bent out of shape, this is not bad news!  It is a little sad but it’s actually great news!


Yesterday Mayor Kasim Reed announced in a press conference that the world famous painting “Cyclorama, is to leave it’s Grant Park home of nearly a century to a new building at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead. 

A building in Grant Park has housed the massive, panoramic, city-owned painting, which depicts the Battle of Atlanta, since 1921. With the painting in need of a restoration estimated at more than $8 million the Atlanta History Center will relocate the painting and the locomotive and house it at their new facility in-turn paying for and master-minding the much needed restoration.  

So what will happen to the Cyclorama building in Grant Park?

Good question!  Zoo Atlanta is planning to adapt the Grant Park building, renovating space for administrative offices as well as a new events space that will overlook a habitat area for African elephants. The painting has had a variety of Grant Park homes since 1892.

See, this is a win for our neighborhood, the painting gets the love and attention that it needs and we get yet another amazing exhibit and some added beautification projects to the Grant Park Neighborhood.

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