The creation of an eyesore

There is no question that Atlanta’s Downtown Connector, when unobstructed, is a benefit to the region’s commuters. There is also no question that much was lost as a result of the construction of the Downtown Connector. Some of that loss was anticipated, some of it was not. Join us for the story of an unintended consequence in this week’s Stories of Atlanta.

Lance Russell is an Atlanta-based filmmaker and media communicator who, for over three decades, has been entrusted by clients to tell their stories. A seasoned producer with an innate ability to cut to the heart of the matter, Lance’s instincts are tailor-made for today’s “media bite” culture. Brief, poignant and always entertaining, Lance’s current passion is bringing Atlanta’s colorful and inspiring past to life with his “rest of the story” style video series, Stories of Atlanta. “History’s best communicators,” says Lance, “have always been storytellers. It’s in our DNA. ‘Once upon a time’ is how we got to where we are now.”

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  1. Celeste Kieselstein Hearn says:

    This is so sad. Our thoughts on urban development was so counter to being urban or development. The Medical Arts Building is has a beautiful facade. Atlanta needs this type of building as a part of the urban fabric as it develops quickly into the future.

    The Downtown Connector is a life line for the city but I agree with Cliff. Studies need to be commissioned and action taken to cap parts of the Downtown Connector to reconnect neighborhoods.Report

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