Millennium Gate, Atlanta, USA
The Millennium Gate takes the form of a monumental arch with a public gallery for contemporary classical sculpture and various meeting and reception rooms. The design is embellished with a sculptural allegory by Alexander Stoddart, telling the story of peaceful accomplishment over the last 2000 years. Decoration is restrained. Reaching 70 feet (21.3 metres) in height, the building is the first classical monument of this scale to be built in the USA since the Jefferson Memorial in 1936. The building is set on the edge of a new park, and forms part of the urban regeneration of an old steel mill. The new monument is framed by two further sculpture groups of Peace & Justice representing the return of civilising values to the city.
Winner of McGraw-Hill South East Construction Award 2008 for Best Public Building, and Palladio Award 2006 winner, Public Spaces category
Commissioned by The National Monuments Foundation
Designed by Hugh Petter
Local Architect Rodney Cook Jr, Collins Cooper Carussi
Contract Value $15 million
Completed in 2008