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High hopes for new high-tech Atlanta stadium despite delays

AP Photo/David Goldman ATLANTA (AP) — Several high-profile failures have plagued Atlanta’s reputation on a national stage over the years: unpreparedness for ice and snow storms, a recent highway collapse and subsequent shutdown from a fire, and chronic traffic and public transportation woes. Now, the city’s new $1.5 billion stadium – touted as a state-of-the-art facility that can help transform downtown – is facing construction setbacks with its key feature, a retractable roof that will open and close like a camera lens. Stadium officials … Read the referenced┬ástory here: High…

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