Atlanta’s Ponce City Market is a success story of what can be done with an old, abandoned building to make it seem new again.
Photographer Dustin Grau captured that magic as the building was in transition, and he recently returned to take some follow-up photos inside and outside PCM. The differences are striking in some cases, but in others, you can see how the developers successfully preserved the old charm of the building that has been in Atlanta for generations.
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Grau is selling his images of PCM in his book Waking a Leviathan that chronicles the building’s transition. Below, you can see several of the before-and-after images.
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The front of the building, which sits along Ponce de Leon Avenue. (Image via Dustin Grau)
The exterior of the building, looking north. (Image via Dustin Grau)
A shot of the building’s interior, nearest to Glen Iris Drive. (Photo via Dustin Grau)
The building’s freight elevator, pictured here. (Image via Dustin Grau)
A retail space, before and after the transition. (Photo via Dustin Grau)
Pictured here are the electric panels that control power to the building. (Photo via Dustin Grau)
The East Annex Sorting Room is now a parking deck. (Image via Dustin Grau)
This view from the Eastside Trail shows how much has changed. (Image via Dustin Grau)
Pictured here is an old generator in the mains room. (Image via Dustin Grau)
Steam and pressure charts that are now featured on the elevator’s wallpaper. (Image via Dustin Grau)
More converted retail spaces. (Image via Dustin Grau)
Pictured here are the building’s bathroom sinks, completely refurbished with new tile. (Image via Dustin Grau)
Huge sliding doors, replaced but still rustic. (Image via Dustin Grau)
The interior of the building’s beautiful elevators. (Image via Dustin Grau)
The rooftop of the building. (Image via Dustin Glau)
All images courtesy of Dustin Grau
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