RUTH DUSSEAULT

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ATLANTIC STEEL (2006)

 

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This was a six-year project documents the radical transformation of Atlanta 's last large scale industrial site, now called Atlantic Station. At 138 acres, with a budget exceeding two billion dollars, it was the largest urban redevelopment in the U.S.

 

The first photographs were taken in the winter of 1999 before it was demolished. Documentation continued through the demolition, the environmental remediation, infrastructure engineering and each stage of construction. By recording this change, the history of the site will not only be known in before and after pictures, but as the stages in between, which speak in broader terms about modernity and our relationship to the urban landscape.

 

Statues of Peace & Justice Arriving by Horse-Drawn Carriage from Ireland for Installation at Millennium Gate, Atlantic Station (2006)

 

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