Sunday, June 7, 2009

The One and Only

The_Big_Chicken[2009]

While not in Atlanta proper, this KFC is one of the most well-known places in the Metro Atlanta area. This is the Big Chicken! The 56 foot chicken was designed by a Georgia Tech architecture student and built in 1956. It was nearly torn down after wind damage in the early 90s. However, public outcry resulted in it being rebuilt, including the moving beak (it opens and closes) and eyes (they go around in circles).

2 comments:

bfarr June 7, 2009 at 1:34 PM  

How fun! Sure glad they didn't tear it down.

B Squared June 8, 2009 at 9:31 AM  

Gotta love Americana.