Centennial Olympic Park—Atlanta 1996 from 12 Recycled Olympic Venues

12 Recycled Olympic Venues

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Centennial Olympic Park—Atlanta 1996

In what was formerly a run-down district full of vacant lots, the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games decided to build the main gathering place for the 1996 summer games: Centennial Olympic Park. Although marred by a terrorist bombing during the Olympics, more than a decade of happier memories have helped redefine how Atlantans think of this space. After a post-Olympic facelift, it reopened to the public in 1998 and has since become a catalyst for downtown redevelopment. Children love to splash in the fountain of rings, and visitors enjoy year-round events, ride the ferris wheel and take walks in one of America’s most iconic downtown parks.


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