The Downtown Connector wasn’t always a clusterfudge

This picture of the newly expanded connector, from 1989, warns of “a return to bumper-to-bumper traffic” by ’96. The “before” shot, of a six-lane freeway canopied by trees and a smattering of skyscrapers, is especially fascinating. 

(via Return to Atlanta, a new blog of old Atlanta photos well worth your time). 



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