Sunday, May 23, 2010

USA - Georgia - Atlanta, Centennial Park

USA stamps

ATLANTA location in USA

Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia. Considered a top business city and transportation hub, Atlanta is the world headquarters of The Coca-Cola Company, CNN, AT&T Mobility, and Delta Air Lines.

Centennial Olympic Park is a 21 acre (85,000 m²) public park located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA that is owned and operated by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. The park was built by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) as part of the infrastructure improvements for the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics. ACOG's chief executive, Billy Payne, conceived it as both a central gathering location for visitors and spectators during the Olympics and as a lasting legacy for the city.

A key feature of the park is the Fountain of Rings interactive fountain which features computer-controlled lights and jets of water synchronized with music played from speakers in light towers surrounding the fountain. The fountain forms a splash pad that was designed for children to frolic in, as well as for concert-goers and joggers to cool off in on hot Atlanta summer days.

The CNN Center is the world headquarters of the Cable News Network (CNN). The main newsrooms and studios for several of CNN's news channels are located in the building. The facility's commercial office space is occupied entirely by CNN and its parent company, Turner Broadcasting System, a division of Time Warner.

The CNN Center opened in 1976 as the Omni International complex, which was a development by Cousins Properties Inc. that was unsuccessful until CNN moved its headquarters there in 1987 from its Midtown Atlanta site.


Postcard sent by Donna, as "donnapost"
Postcrossing - Reference US-694008

USA - Georgia - Atlanta :
Centennial Park and the CNN Center at dusk


1 comment:

  1. Hi, donnapost here. Your blog is very interesting! I like the way you have the various stamps, maps, and country info there. It's given me an idea for scanning my stamps since I am a collector.