McGraw-Hill Southeast Construction Award 2008
Best Public Building Award to Millennium Gate in Atlanta Georgia, USA
The Millennium Gate monument in Atlanta USA designed by Hugh Petter has been awarded McGraw-Hill Southeast Construction's award for Best Public Building This is an annual award which recognises construction and design projects from the Southeast region of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
The Millennium Gate takes the form of a monumental arch with a public gallery for contemporary classical sculpture and various meeting and reception rooms. The design is embellished with a sculptural allegory by Alexander Stoddart, telling the story of peaceful accomplishment over the last 2000 years. Reaching 70 feet in height, the building is the first classical monument of this scale to be built in the USA since the Jefferson Memorial in 1936. The building is set on the edge of a new park, and forms part of the urban regeneration of an old steel mill. The new monument is framed by two further sculpture groups of Peace & Justice representing the return of civilising values to the city. Commissioned by The National Monuments Foundation and funded mainly through private donations.