Atlanta, Georgia: Olympic Torch Tower

In 1996 this 123-foot-tall torch observation deck was a tourist highlight of Atlanta, where the summer Olympic games were hosted -- even though it was built by a developer who had nothing to do with the Olympics.
Address:
70 3rd St. NW, Atlanta, GA
Directions:
On the east side of I-75, at the end of 3rd St NW, where it dead ends against the interstate just west of Spring St NW. Can also be accessed from the west side of I-75, via a pedestrian underpass, from 3rd St NW at the eastern edge of the Georgia Tech campus.
Admission:
Free
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Olympic torch tower.

Olympic Torch Tower

This 120-foot-tall torch, which stands right next to Interstate 75, was built in 1996 for the Olympic games. It was once somewhat of a tourist attraction, with an observation deck at the top as well as a gift shop at the base. They have since been closed.

[David, 03/09/2014]

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