Falcons, GWCCA hire architect for $35 million

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Presentation of Stadium Concepts by 360 Architecture

A Kansas City-based architecture firm will be paid up to $35 million to design Atlanta’s new retractable-roof stadium.The contract with 360 Architecture, negotiated by the Falcons and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, was approved unanimously Tuesday by the GWCCA board and signed immediately after the vote.It calls for the firm, which has designed sports facilities around the world, to be paid a fixed fee of $32.5 million, plus up to $2.5 million for expenses. That is similar to a reported $34 million fee a different architecture firm negotiated last year to design a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

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Who Is The Ultimate Game Changer In Education?

Changed the game by… helping teach America how to talk about race. Tatum is the president of Spelman College in Atlanta and an eloquent advocate for the importance of historically black colleges. She has pointed out, time and again, that even in the age of Obama, HBCUs are major engines of economic and academic growth in the African-American community. (In March, Obama signed an executive order encouraging federal support of HBCUs.) A clinical psychologist and author of “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” Tatum’s work in teaching young women, delivering intelligent commentary, and pushing for open dialogue in not-yet-post-racial America, has made her a key part of an essential national debate.

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Atlanta Officials Trying Again for Streetcar Grant – 11Alive.com | WXIA | Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA — The city of Atlanta is working with MARTA and the downtown Community Improvement District on a scaled-back application for federal funding of a planned streetcar line.The Atlanta City Council voted 11-3 Tuesday to seek $52.1 million for a 2.6-mile system that would run from Centennial Olympic Park and the historic district along Edgewood and Auburn avenues to the King Center. The federal money would be matched with $10 million from the city and $10 million from the downtown CID.

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