When landfill is finally closed - in 2-5
more years - it will be one of the highest landforms in Atlanta. As such,
it holds some potential as the site for group of communications towers.
With proper planning, the site could serve a large portion of the city,
and relieve some of the pressure to place towers in less appropriate locations.
With permitting in place, communications companies would be able to realize
tremendous savings in soft costs by knowing that they could start construction
without waiting months for permission to erect their towers. The operation
could be a source of revenue applied toward the maintenance of the Riverway.
As an adjunct to the communications tower
concept, the Master Plan is proposing the installation of a large-scale
piece of site art, using plant material as the medium. The Photosimulation
of a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. provides an example of how
this flat, clearly artificial landform can be transformed into a dynamic
From the top of the landfill, the view
to the west is dominated by Blue Circle's sprawling complex. As an extension
of the ArtPark concept, the concrete silos are treated as overscaled colored
pencils, embellishing the simple forms with recognizable - but greatly
magnified - objects.