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Georgia State's Downtown Dominance Continues

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A block east of the Candler Building downtown became even more dull with last month's demolition of the small building that once housed RuPaul hangout Club Velvet. But come this fall, dirt could be turned for something a little more academic — and modernistic. GSU has its sights set on breaking ground for a new College of Law Building by then; passage of Governor Deal's proposed state budget that floats almost $60M in bonds for the structure is no minor concern, though. GSU's quest to devour downtown isn't unwarranted by any means, considering that its law school has been awkwardly housed ever since 1982 in a building for which it wasn't designed.

Preliminary renderings show a modern structure that alternates between glass and masonry, which would form a welcome addition to a somewhat forlorn John Wesley Dobbs Avenue. The school's available space would double, with 21 classrooms and a "law library of the future." New student housing under construction nearby at Courtland Street should form a nice synergy in this part of town, which could get even better with development of new GSU business school facilities on the same block as the law school in the future. The Panthers can't be stopped!

— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Jonathan Carnright

· Designing a New Home [GSU]
· Law set to build [The Signal]
· Georgia State law school building tops state bond package [Atlanta Business Chronicle]