07/31/2011 10:08 am ET Updated Sep 30, 2011

Atlanta, An Olympic City 15 Years Later (PHOTOS)

Fifteen years have passed since Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic torch, Kerri Strug landed her heroic single-footed vault and Eric Robert Rudolph detonated a pipe bomb in downtown Atlanta, during the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games. Well-considered development for the event has since transformed the city, which continues to draw new residents, start-up businesses and flights to Hartsfield-Jackson, the world's busiest airport since 1998. In the last fifteen years, Atlanta has become the south's booming, sprawling capital and an example of what urban development can achieve--and not achieve--over the long term.