Woodruff Park

This proposal intends to open up the space and to tell the historic significance of this site. It aims to take the three main pedestrian routes; Peachtree street, Auburn Avenue and the adjacent park, and redirect them into a gathering space. In this space we intend to create Dr. King’s idea of the beloved community. A place where all people can freely sit, reflect and speak to one another. Two planters, each representing both Mayor Jackson and Mayor Allen, provide seating and are inscribed by Dr.King’s definition of the beloved community. As the viewer walks down to view the sculpture, they are detached from their surroundings and it forces them to be fully engaged with the space and the sculpture. Inspired by the amphitheater design of the original Central City Park, this space is meant to become the new megaphone for the city of Atlanta.

 © 2023 Amaory B. Portorreal

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