The bombing of Atlanta, 1962
Look at the damage that took place when a 20-megaton bomb filled with asphalt was dropped on Atlanta in 1962. See that staggering destruction of connectivity in the neighborhoods? What a shame — and a what waste of the potential for Atlanta to grow in a more pedestrian-friendly way.
I wonder why the bomb debris was never cleaned up. Maybe some day.
thomaswheatley:
atlantahistorycenter:


1962 view of the Downtown Connector under construction at the North East Expressway (now Freedom Parkway).


That right there was one helluva mistake.

The bombing of Atlanta, 1962

Look at the damage that took place when a 20-megaton bomb filled with asphalt was dropped on Atlanta in 1962. See that staggering destruction of connectivity in the neighborhoods? What a shame — and a what waste of the potential for Atlanta to grow in a more pedestrian-friendly way.

I wonder why the bomb debris was never cleaned up. Maybe some day.

thomaswheatley:

atlantahistorycenter:

1962 view of the Downtown Connector under construction at the North East Expressway (now Freedom Parkway).

That right there was one helluva mistake.