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The Georgia World Congress Center or GWCC is the major convention center in Atlanta, run by the state of Georgia. It opened in 1976, and additional phases opened in 1985, 1992, and 2002. It the fourth-largest in the U.S. at 130,000 m2 (1.4 million ft2), and hosts more than a million visitors each year. A convention center is a large, cavernous public building with enough open space to host public and private business and social events for the surrounding municipal and metropolitan areas. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... State nickname: Peach State / Empire of the South Other U.S. States Capital Atlanta Largest city Atlanta Governor Sonny Perdue Official languages English Area 154,077 km² (24th)  - Land 150,132 km²  - Water 3,945 km² (2. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ...


It is located at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Dome, CNN Center and the Philips Arena. It is serviced by the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center MARTA station. Centennial Olympic Park Evening Centennial Olympic Park Day Centennial Olympic Park is a 21 acre (85,000 m²) public park located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Georgia Dome is a domed stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The CNN Center is the world headquarters of the Cable News Network (CNN). ... The Philips Arena is a indoor arena in Atlanta, Georgia. ... MARTA is the common name for Atlantas rapid transit system, consisting of a network of bus routes linked to a rapid transit system. ...


Freight rail tracks (owned by CSX Transportation) run through the middle of the complex and under the parking decks. The complex incorporates pedestrian bridges to connect exhibit halls on opposite sides of the tracks. CSX Transportation (AAR reporting mark CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by CSX Corporation. ...


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Former: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium | Coca-Cola Olympic City | Loew's Grand Theatre | Omni Coliseum | SciTrek | Rich's
This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... For the legal term denoting a ruling or law of great import, see landmark case For the former Las Vegas hotel and casino, see The Landmark Hotel and Casino. ... The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30-acre botanical garden located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA. In 2004, it hosted an extremely successful exhibition of glass art by Dale Chihuly which was extended twice; first through the end of October and then finally until December 31... The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center is a theater and fine arts venue in Atlanta, Georgia and was originally built as the citys convention center. ... The Atlanta Cyclorama is a circular panoramic painting of the Battle of Atlanta. ... The Atlanta History Center is located in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, Georgia. ... Atlantic Station Under Construction Atlantic Station Under Construction Atlantic Station Under Construction Atlantic Station Under Construction Atlantic Station is a huge new urban renewal project nearing completion north of midtown Atlanta. ... Bobby Dodd Stadium is the football stadium located on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Centennial Olympic Park Evening Centennial Olympic Park Day Centennial Olympic Park is a 21 acre (85,000 m²) public park located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Chattahoochee River runs from the Chattahoochee Spring in the mountains of northeast Georgia, southwestward by Atlanta and through its suburbs, then turns southward to form the southern half of the Georgia/Alabama state line. ... The Clermont Lounge is Atlantas first and longest continually-operating strip club, opened in 1965. ... The CNN Center is the world headquarters of the Cable News Network (CNN). ... Fernbank Museum of Natural History The Fernbank Museum of Natural History offers many public programs meant to entertain as well as educate (see edutainment), promote an understanding of science and technology, and communicate to everyone the harmony and order of the natural world. ... The Fernbank Science Center is a museum, classroom, and woodland complex located northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia is one of the grand movie palaces built in the United States in the 1920s. ... The Georgia Aquarium is a new public aquarium under construction in Atlanta, Georgia which, upon completion, will be the largest in the world featuring over 100,000 specimens in tanks holding approximately eight million gallons of water. ... The Georgia Dome is a domed stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Georgia Governors Mansion The Governors Mansion is the official home of the Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia. ... East side (back) of the The Georgia State Capitol The Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia is an architecturally and historically significant building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ... Grant Park Grant Park is the oldest city park in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL) is located in the Atlanta, Georgia, USA metropolitan area, and is one of two airports considered the busiest airport in the world, rivaling Chicagos OHare International Airport. ... High Museum, Atlanta. ... The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia houses U.S. President Jimmy Carters papers and other material relating to the Carter administration and the Carter familys life. ... Lenox Square, owned by the Simon Property Group, is a shopping mall located in Atlanta, Georgias Buckhead neighborhood. ... The Margaret Mitchell House and Museum is the former home of the author Margaret Mitchell situated in midtown Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Aerial map of Oakland Cemetery Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta, Georgias oldest and largest cemetery as well as its third largest green space (behind Piedmont Park and Grant Park). ... The Philips Arena is a indoor arena in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Phipps Plaza, owned by Simon Property Group, Lenox Squares upscale sister is an 821,000 square foot (76,000 m²) mall. ... Piedmont Park Piedmont Parks Lake Clara Meer Piedmont Park is the Central Park of Atlanta, Georgia, located in Midtown, north of the city center. ... Jump to: navigation, search Stone Mountain The relief The mountain top and Skyride This article is about the Stone Mountain in Georgia, USA. For other peaks, see Stone Mountain (disambiguation). ... The Varsity is also the name of the oldest student newspaper at the University of Toronto. ... Turner Field is the major outdoor stadium of Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The stadium was originally constructed as the 85,000-seat Centennial Olympic Stadium and used for the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics. ... Underground Atlanta is a shopping and entertainment complex in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Woodruff Arts Center is an arts center in the Midtown district of Atlanta, Georgia. ... World of Coca-Cola rotating logo (the other side says Coke}. The World of Coca-Cola is a permanent exhibition featuring the history of Coca-Cola and its well-known advertising. ... Zoo Atlanta is an AZA-accredited wildlife park and major attraction in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was a baseball and football stadium that formerly stood in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Loews Grand Theatre was a movie theater in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Omni Coliseum, usually called The Omni, was an indoor arena located in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Science & Technology Museum of Atlanta, usually known as SciTrek, was located in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Richs was a major department store retail chain in the southern U.S. until it was eliminated and replaced by Macys in 2004. ...


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Georgia World Congress Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (167 words)
The Georgia World Congress Center or GWCC is the major convention center in Atlanta, run by the state of Georgia.
It is located at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Dome, CNN Center and the Philips Arena.
It is serviced by the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center MARTA station.
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