In the winter of 2008 I joined a group of photographer/explorers to tour and document the old City Hall East building in Atlanta, GA. It was just purchased by the Morsberger Group and was to set in motion a revitalization of the Old Fourth Ward icon which originally existed as a Sears Roebuck & Co. merchandise warehouse, catalog fulfillment center, and retail store. Plans fell through by 2010 when the real estate market crashed, though a new buyer took control of the property in 2011 with renewed plans for restoration. This new project moved forward and the work was on to re-create the old Sears building into Ponce City Market.
Over the course of the 7 years since my first visit, I continued to document the building as allowed by the new owners. Eventually I had compiled enough images (and skills) to take many years of photographic learning and produce a somewhat consistent book format for sharing. Since I have mostly made these images available over the years on Flickr, I want people to see the improved content and exactly what is available before making any sort of commitment. Below are many of the images now found in a book I’m making available called “Waking a Leviathan” which documents this transition of the building from slumbering beast to an active and contributing member of the community once again.
Three formats are currently available: