Coke has donated nine acres of the 21-acre site, formerly knownas the Coca-Cola Olympic City property, to the Georgia Aquarium,Inc., a new organization formed by the Marcus Foundation to operatethe planned aquarium. Coke acquired the property for the 1996Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

This Coke/Marcus partnership removes the 250,000-sf aquariumfrom locally based Jacoby Development's Atlantic Stationredevelopment project under way on 140 acres of reclaimed land atthe former Atlantic Steel Mill in Midtown.

Last November, Marcus announced plans to donate the aquarium onland "contiguous" to Atlantic Station, and this May announced itwould be "within" the $2-billion Atlantic Station property.

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