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."

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