Richard Dagenhart says saving Hank Aaron's wall will be a rare instance of preservation in Atlanta

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Richard Dagenhart, a retired professor of architecture and urband design at Georgia Tech, says business drives Atlanta’s development. “Everything about Atlanta is about making a transaction,” said Dagenhart. “It’s not about building things that are permanent. It’s not about history at all. It’s about making of transactions. That’s the entire mentality and history of Atlanta.” Now that the city is poised to tear down another stadium, Dagenhart says there’s one thing that will survive: a wall from Atlanta Fulton County Stadium over which Hank Aaron’s 715th homerun ball flew in 1974. It’s preserved in the parking lot outside of Turner Field and he says it will be part of any future development.

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