Atlanta History Center Cyclorama
In order to preserve one of America’s treasured pieces, of art “Battle of Atlanta”, MSTSD has designed a new building for this significant piece of Americana. As one of the world’s largest paintings at 9 tons, the design of this new museum will allow the painting to be viewed in its entirety, for the first time since 1922. Among this museum’s unique features include a 360 degree viewing platform, rising 12 feet above the gallery floor, offering guests the opportunity to view this 15,000 square foot painting as guest experienced it in the late 1800’s. Due to area zoning of a 3-story height limitation, the building is recessed below grade to accommodate this 47’ high by 358’ long painting. The new facility will provide a state-of-the-art conditioned space, regulating both temperature and humidity to prevent further deterioration to the painting, as well as a living environment for the painting to be restored. Planning the removal and transportation of this piece of artwork from its former home in Grant Park spanned two years and included a team of over 200 architects, contractors, countless specialists, historians, and art conservators.
Atlanta History Center