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Millennium Gate Exterior

February 13, 2016 - Built Environment Descriptions
Millennium Gate Exterior

The Millennium Gate is a history museum located in Atlanta, on 17th Street in the Atlantic Station district of Midtown. Based on the Arch of Titus, the monument celebrates peaceful accomplishment, with special attention paid to Georgia’s history and people. As of 2011, it is the largest classical monument to have been dedicated since completion of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. The arch inscription reads, in Latin: “This American monument was built to commemorate all peaceful accomplishment since the birth of Jesus Christ in the year of our Lord, MM.” The Millennium Gate Museum opened July 4, 2008, and cost approximately $20 million. The Millennium Gate Museum is not only a work of art, but also an educational tool. The museum tells Georgia’s story through interactive technology, film, and exhibitions. The property is offered for rental for private events, during which photography is permitted by the tenant. Though a popular tourist subject of photographs, the property has an unpublished policy prohibiting photography with ‘professional’ equipment (even from the public street and sidewalk surrounding the property) which is expressed and enforced through actively patrolling private security. I believe this site is remarkable. Not only because it looks beautiful on the outside, but it is also a museum of art and education  from Georgia. I would love to go in and look around at the many artifacts and creations it has inside. It is open Monday through Saturday and general admission is $12.

 

 

“Millennium Gate Museum | Visit.” Accessed February 13, 2016. http://thegateatlanta.com/visit/.

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