facebook
twitter
search
search

Atlanta marks millennium 8 years late

July 4, 2008 at 5:35 PM

ATLANTA, July 4 (UPI) -- Atlanta has officially opened the Millennium Gate at the city's Atlantic Station, a project the designers conceded came "eight years late."

The opening of the Millennium Gate was met by a parade and patriotic music while fireworks were planned for Friday evening, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday.

The gate, which resembles Paris's Arc de Triomphe and contains a museum inside, celebrates the turning of the millennium a few years after the actual event.

"It's only eight years late," said Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, a British interior designer who helped create the period rooms in the museum. "But it's a nice piece of architecture. I think people will love it in 200 years."

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Eli Manning explains pout face after Broncos' Super Bowl score
Watch Katie Holmes dance like Beyonce on 'The Tonight Show'
Warner Music to pay back licensing fees for 'Happy Birthday' copyright
Daring duo arrested for sex on Las Vegas' 550-foot Ferris wheel
Car spins out of control, lands on roof of California home