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51 || North Avenue Bridge / Peachtree Corridor / Downtown

27 Torch Gate Atlanta

27 Torch Gate

"27 Torch Gate "
Artist/architect: Harris Dimitropoulos
(b. Athens, Greece, 1954, r. Marietta, GA)

Located at the west end of the North Avenue Pedestrian Corridor, the North Avenue Interstate Bridge forms the gateway entrance to the Georgia Institute of Technology campus and what was the Olympic Village. Designed to enhance this prominent bridge, this installation includes 27 custom-designed “torchiere” lights integrated with a new freeway fence. Together they create a gateway to the Village along North Avenue, as well as to Atlanta’s downtown as one approaches along the freeway below.

MATERIALS: Aluminum, cable, luminaires

Lights vary from 15’ to 20’ in height along the length of the bridge


Roy Ashley & Associates Design Team Coordinator
Uzun & Case Structural Engineer
B & A Consulting Engineers Electrical Engineer
Southern Valve & Metal Fabrication, Ltd. Fabricator
Baker Concrete Construction Co., Inc./ InSite General Contractor

North Avenue freeway bridge over Downtown Connector

COMMISSIONING ORGANIZATION: Corporation for Olympic Development in Atlanta (CODA)
Installation: 1996