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the-new-york-timesThe New York Times recently listed Downtown Atlanta as one of the 52 places to go.   One of only 8 US cities in the list, Downtown Atlanta’s current attractions like the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, and Centennial Olympic Park will soon be joined by the new Streetcar project, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the College Football Hall of Fame – making Downtown Atlanta a top tourist destination this year.

From the article:

A revitalized city center welcomes new museums and streetcars.

Atlanta plans several ribbon cuttings in 2014, but the main event is the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, scheduled to open in May next to the Centennial Olympic Park and the Georgia Aquarium downtown. The 42,000-square-foot, environmentally friendly museum will feature permanent galleries devoted to domestic and international rights struggles and will house the Martin Luther King Jr. papers owned by Morehouse College. By midyear, visitors will be able to take the new Atlanta Streetcar on a 2.7-mile loop that will link the park to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and other stops. Another parkside attraction, the 94,000-square-foot College Football Hall of Fame, is expected to open in time for fall kickoff of the N.C.A.A. season.

— ELAINE GLUSAC

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