Centennial Olympic Park where a bombing resulted in two deaths and injured 111 people during the 1996 Summer Olympics reopened Saturday as the largest urban U.S. park built in the last 20 years.
"It's a great, great urban park," said Joseph Brown, president and chief executive officer of EDAW Inc., the San Francisco-based landscape architecture company that designed the original and now hugely expanded Centennial Olympic Park.
The redesign includes the Olympic water fountain, with towers of lights plus new water gardens linking five plazas laid out like quilts to weave together the story of the Centennial Olympic Games.
One plaza features a lighted glass marker "to illuminate the sacrifice" of a Georgia woman killed by the bomb during the Centennial Olympic Games, Brown said. A news photographer running to take a picture died of a heart attack. That death also is attributed to the bombing. There have been no arrests.