#TBT: Atlantic Steel, 1994

When your city is constantly evolving, old becomes new quite rapidly.

David Henderson, who has a phenomenal website of Atlanta history through photography, took the above image of the Atlantic Steel mill in November 1994. Standing on the opposite side of the Downtown Connector, the panoramic shot provides a great look at the old structure.

And if you look closely, you can see that epic billboard advertisement for 99X. How cool is that?

(More #TBT: The original Grady Hospital, 1940s)

Built in 1901, the steel mill was originally a factory that produced cotton bale ties and barrel hoops before becoming the Atlanta Steel Company. In 1915, it was renamed the Atlantic Steel Company.

If this area looks familiar to you, but you haven’t been able to figure it out yet, the name of the steel mill might tip you off. If you’re still drawing a blank, here’s another hint.

Atlantic Station, 2012

Yes, it’s Atlantic Station today. This image, also taken by Henderson, was from January 2012, according to his website.

Next time you visit Atlantic Station, look closely – memorabilia collected from the old mill is displayed in some areas as art, according to Unveil Atlanta.

Images by David Henderson

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