Atlanta Falcons stadium architects unveil new design images
By Maria Saporta
The designers of the proposed Atlanta Falcons stadium released several new images on Feb. 14 to show how the facility will look from multiple vantage points.
The basic design elements are similar to the images that have already been released, but there are several new details that give a better understanding of how the stadium will be positioned in relation to the areas around it.
For starters, the controversial issue of the future alignment of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive shows the existing boulevard from the west reaching a dead-end at Northside Drive.
The road currently known as Martin Luther King Jr. Drive east of the stadium curves south of the stadium to what is now Mitchell Street. The design shows the new MLK-Mitchell Street just being a two-lane road.
The Westside communities have become quite concerned about the stadium becoming an obstacle separating them from the central business district rather than creating a greater urban connection between the historically-black universities on the westside and downtown.
Here are a few of the new images. To see entire gallery of new stadium photos, please go click on the new stadium website.