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Atlanta Airport Cemeteries

If you’ve taken a commercial flight in the United States, chances are you’ve flown through Atlanta, which consistently wins the title of the world’s busiest airport. This success is partly a result of continuous expansion as the airport grows and engulfs more and more of the surrounding communities. One of the latest added a fifth runway that was partly built over a major interstate highway (I-285), and enveloped not one but two century-old cemeteries.

Given the taboo of disturbing or exhuming graves, the authorities decided to incorporate these cemeteries into the airport’s ever-growing site plan. The two cemeteries remain publicly accessible despite being quite literally between runways of the behemoth Atlanta International Airport.  



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