See Atlanta as it looked in 1987


The fine folks at Curbed Atlanta dug up a buried treasure on YouTube that shows Atlanta as it stood in 1987, my birthyear.

Twenty-six years later, Atlanta is a sprawling city with gorgeous buildings and way too much traffic. According to the man who posted the video, he took the drive in the summer, when it was probably about 100 degrees outside.

Check out some screenshots of the drive above (click on the first photo and scroll through with your arrow keys for the best viewing experience), and then watch the video here.

It’s truly amazing how much this city has grown up in my lifetime.

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