For this project I plan on looking into how the 1996 Summer Olympics impacted Atlanta and how it was affected after the games left. This was the first Olympics to be held, not only on the Eastern part of the United States, but also the First Olympics in the South.
Atlanta has a rich history and the city has strived to maintain and preserve its buildings, both commercial and residential. Over 200 building are cared for as historical sites. Although Atlanta continues to remember its heritage, it has grown exponentially from 513,000 in 1950, to 2,691,000 in the year 2000. This makes Atlanta one, if not the largest city in the South.