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Ted Turner Blvd to Join Long List of Switched Street Names

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In an unsurprising turn of events, the Atlanta City Council has voted to rename Spring Street for purveyor of buffalo burgers and all-around mogul Ted Turner. While this might be a nice homage to a man who helped put present-day Atlanta on the map, the renaming of another central city artery has sparked a firestorm of people saying, basically, "Enough is enough!" Georgia has a pretty succinct policy for renaming streets, but a few changes lately have done a bit more than just flout the recommendations. The argument goes that, in addition to pushing the bounds of modern kerning, renaming streets obnoxiously long things makes life hard on some businesses and emergency workers. But screw logic. In honor of the most recent street-name kerfuffle, here's a map of some of the longest street names in Atlanta.

· Downtown Atlanta street renamed for Ted Turner [Atlanta Business Chronicle]
· Atlanta's Street Patterns are Even Whackier Than You Think [Curbed Atlanta]

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1. Andrew J. Hairston Place

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Newport Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA

Newport Street was renamed for "nationally known civic, community and religious leader" Andrew J. Hairston in April 2014.

2. Andrew Young International Boulevard

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17 Andrew Young International Boulevard Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30303

The street in front of the Georgia World Congress Center started life as Cain Street before becoming International Boulevard. Andrew Young's name was added to honor his part in securing the 1996 Olympics.

3. Centennial Olympic Park Drive

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149 Centennial Olympic Park Drive Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30303

Passing by the eponymous park, Centennial Olympic Park Drive replaced three streets in the city: Techwood Drive, Orme Street and Walker Street.

4. Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway

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684 Georgia 8
Atlanta, GA 30318

In an effort to cleanse the street of a less-than-stellar reputation, the city renamed Bankhead Highway to Donald Lee Hollowell.

5. Hank Aaron Drive

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699 Hank Aaron Drive Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30315

Capitol Avenue was renamed for legendary Braves player Hank Aaron alongside Turner Field. The legacy will live on even as the Braves move out.

6. Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard

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266 Ivan Allen Junior Boulevard Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30313

A portion of Simpson Street was renamed for progressive mid-century Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.

7. John Portman Boulevard At Historic Harris Street

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2 John Portman Boulevard Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30303

Surrounded by the buildings he designed, John Portman Boulevard replaced Harris Street back in 2011.

8. Joseph E. Boone Boulevard

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1464 Simpson Road Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30314

Simpson Street, which runs straight — give or take three camel humps — from downtown to Collier Heights, was renamed for civil rights activist Joseph E. Boone in 2008.

9. Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard

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543 Joseph E Lowery Boulevard Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30314

The street formerly known as Ashby was renamed after the civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, and his many titles.

10. Honorary Xernona Clayton Way

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1 Baker Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30303

In 2011, a portion of Baker Street was renamed Honorary Xernona Clayton Way, honoring Clayton's contributions to civil rights and journalism.

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1. Andrew J. Hairston Place

Newport Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA

Newport Street was renamed for "nationally known civic, community and religious leader" Andrew J. Hairston in April 2014.

Newport Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA

2. Andrew Young International Boulevard

17 Andrew Young International Boulevard Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30303

The street in front of the Georgia World Congress Center started life as Cain Street before becoming International Boulevard. Andrew Young's name was added to honor his part in securing the 1996 Olympics.

17 Andrew Young International Boulevard Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30303

3. Centennial Olympic Park Drive

149 Centennial Olympic Park Drive Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303

Passing by the eponymous park, Centennial Olympic Park Drive replaced three streets in the city: Techwood Drive, Orme Street and Walker Street.

149 Centennial Olympic Park Drive Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30303

4. Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway

684 Georgia 8, Atlanta, GA 30318

In an effort to cleanse the street of a less-than-stellar reputation, the city renamed Bankhead Highway to Donald Lee Hollowell.

684 Georgia 8
Atlanta, GA 30318

5. Hank Aaron Drive

699 Hank Aaron Drive Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30315

Capitol Avenue was renamed for legendary Braves player Hank Aaron alongside Turner Field. The legacy will live on even as the Braves move out.

699 Hank Aaron Drive Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30315

6. Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard

266 Ivan Allen Junior Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30313

A portion of Simpson Street was renamed for progressive mid-century Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.

266 Ivan Allen Junior Boulevard Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30313

7. John Portman Boulevard At Historic Harris Street

2 John Portman Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303

Surrounded by the buildings he designed, John Portman Boulevard replaced Harris Street back in 2011.

2 John Portman Boulevard Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30303

8. Joseph E. Boone Boulevard

1464 Simpson Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30314

Simpson Street, which runs straight — give or take three camel humps — from downtown to Collier Heights, was renamed for civil rights activist Joseph E. Boone in 2008.

1464 Simpson Road Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30314

9. Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard

543 Joseph E Lowery Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30314

The street formerly known as Ashby was renamed after the civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, and his many titles.

543 Joseph E Lowery Boulevard Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30314

10. Honorary Xernona Clayton Way

1 Baker Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303

In 2011, a portion of Baker Street was renamed Honorary Xernona Clayton Way, honoring Clayton's contributions to civil rights and journalism.

1 Baker Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30303