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Steeped in Atlanta History (and Trivia), The Academy of Medicine Gets Ready to Re-Debut

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If one has never had occasion to attend a function at the Academy of Medicine, the building is one of several easily ignored speeding up West Peachtree Street. But the building is something of an Atlanta landmark, a grand space with some interesting Atlanta trivia associated with it. Its Neo-Classical architecture is the work of old school Atlanta Starchitect Philip Trammell Shutze, one of the few non-residential structures he ever designed, and the chandelier that greets guests upon entrance was donated to the building by Margaret Mitchell after being used in Gone with the Wind. Now owned by Georgia Tech, the building just underwent a multi-million dollar renovation by Macon's Dunwody Beeland Architects that restored it to its original glory. Look for it on an invitation to a wedding, corporate or Georgia Tech event soon, its grand re-opening is December 15th.

· GA Tech's Academy of Medicine Renovation to be Unveiled [citybiz Real Estate]
· The Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech [official site]
· Academy of Medicine [National Park Service]