News Briefs: Georgia Aquarium expansion; Anthem groundbreaking; trafficking prevention

Renderings for the expansion of the Georgia Aquarium have been released showing the 41,000-square-foot addition set to open in 2020. The expansion will create a new entrance and exhibit space where the current entry plaza along Baker Street is located today.


A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Anthem insurance company’s technology center in Midtown was held Feb. 21. When opened in 2020, the 352,000 square-foot state-of-the-art structure will house approximately 3,000 staffers. The building will be located at the corner of 4th and West Peachtree streets in Tech Square. 

The City of Atlanta has been selected to receive funding to develop and implement a first-of-its-kind citywide approach to prevent trafficking and address unmet needs of trafficking survivors as part of the Pathways to Freedom competition. Twenty-four cities nationwide were eligible to participate in the competition, and Atlanta, Chicago, and Minneapolis were selected as winners. All three cities will receive funding for labor trafficking technical assistance and to support a senior fellow’s salary for two years. The fellow will work across city agencies and with a range of community stakeholders to develop coordinated, citywide solutions to trafficking. Learn more at

1 Comment
  1. Marine mammals don’t belong in tanks. And forced insemination is even more evil.

    A former GAI volunteer

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