You are invited to go behind-the-scenes and see some of Atlanta’s best contemporary art collections.

This walking tour of the Atlanta City Hall complex will explore its architectural history and artistic components, events leading to the construction of the two buildings (the Historic Tower and the 1980s addition), the relationship of the buildings to the rest of Downtown, and how the buildings have represented the City of Atlanta over the years. The tour will also include discussion of the buildings’ architects, historic preservation principles, and a bit of political history as well. The tour takes place both inside and outside the building, and lasts about 1.5 hours. Handicapped access is available with advance notice.

Admission is FREE. Please reserve your ticket by clicking the link above. Limited capacity. This event will fill up!

Bio

Doug Young

Doug Young received a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Affairs from the College of Architecture at Virginia Tech in 1991. Doug came to Atlanta to attend graduate school at Georgia Tech, where he received a Master’s degree in City Planning (1994) from the College of Architecture. In 1996, Doug was hired by the City of Atlanta’s Urban Design Commission as the agency’s Historic Preservation Planner in order to more fully integrate historic preservation into the City’s overall planning efforts. In late 2008, he took on management of all of the day-to-day operations of the Urban Design Commission and Historic Preservation Division. In June, 2010, Doug was promoted to Assistant Director for Historic Preservation within the Office of Planning and Director of the Urban Design Commission. He is now an Assistant Director for Historic Preservation in the Office of Design.

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