• Group fights to save historic Bell Building downtown


    A group is fighting to save a historic downtown Atlanta building from becoming a parking lot.

    The Bell Building has been on Auburn Avenue for 108 years.

    It was once the hub for city telephone communication.

    Georgia State University now owns it.

    The university plans to demolish it for a parking lot.

    Some residents would rather see it renovated.

    "We’re trying to build a better downtown that's more vibrant and has a lot more activity in it. Why build a block of nothing but parking lots and blank walls?" Darin Givens said.

    The university says renovating the building could cost $22 million.

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