For those who have not yet seen the winning design for the forthcoming National Center for Civil & Human Rights, the gallery of renderings above shows an interesting addition to both the Pemberton Place tourist quadrant (site of the Georgia Aquarium and The World of Coke) and the downtown skyline and streetscape in general. There is also a cool video that takes you on a more detailed tour through the design. Though The Freelon Group, a North Carolina architecture firm designed the building, they are working in partnership with the Atlanta office of HOK, and a joint venture of three venerable Atlanta construction firms (Holder, H.J. Russell and C.D. Moody) will handle construction management for the project. The partnership building the museum has set an $85 million fundraising goal to break ground, and hopes to get construction underway this fall in anticipation of an opening in 2013.
· National Center for Civil & Human Rights [official site]