"Manhattan Construction Co. has completed work on a $22 million, 447,193-square-foot parking garage adjacent to the Georgia State Capitol. The 10-story structure, which is owned by the state of Georgia for the use of its employees, features 1,169 parking spaces — 236 of which are reserved for state legislators — and two helipads.
'We are proud of our efforts in creating this great addition to the Capitol area,’ said Barton Plunkett, a senior vice president for Manhattan who oversees the firm’s Atlanta office. “This garage will serve the state well for years to come.”
This quote, which could be the beginning of a whole book on its own, is from a 1999 New Yorker article that tells the story of how and why the World Athletes Monument in Midtown came to be erected where it is.
I admit that I had no idea and scarcely noticed it any of the hundreds of times that I walked, ran, biked, rode or drove past it.