Pre-interstate Atlanta, 1919 by the Foote & Davies Company.

This is an image from the 1919 Foote and Davies map of Atlanta, taken from the very cool Big Map Blog. We can see what the built environment of downtown Atlanta looked like (and might have continued to look like) before the interstates and their ramps sliced wide chasms of asphalt and concrete through the area.

I’m trying to imagine Atlanta if we got rid of the I-75/I-85 Connector and did a Cheonggyecheon-style restoration. I can dream.