Central Ave. SW and Lower Alabama St. ATLANTA, GA 30303
[zip] => 30303
[address] => Central Ave. SW and Lower Alabama St.
[artists] => Amy Landesberg
[city] => Atlanta
[name] => Birth of Atlanta
[description] => Amy Landesberg, 1996
Anodized and painted steel
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs
"Birth of Atlanta" commemorates the 1837 founding of Atlanta, or Marthasville as it was known at the time. The monument consists of a steel frame with seven pairs of perforated metal "feathers and wings" in flight. Its design makes an abstract reference to the Phoenix, the Greek mythological bird that rose from the ashes. Atlanta’s Civil War history and the burning of Atlanta by General Sherman led Atlanta to take up the symbol of the phoenix.
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[location] => Underground Atlanta
[links] => Array
[id] => 45
[state] => GA