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Old Target site demolished
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / Outgoing Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos, second from left, speaks briefly with City Council members and officials about the demolition of the old Target building to make way for the new city center. From left, council members Gabriel Sterling and Tibby DeJulio (in back), City Manager John McDonough and council members Dianne Fries, Karen Meinzen McEnery and John Paulson.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / Outgoing Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos, second from left, speaks briefly with City Council members and officials about the demolition of the old Target building to make way for the new city center. From left, council members Gabriel Sterling and Tibby DeJulio (in back), City Manager John McDonough and council members Dianne Fries, Karen Meinzen McEnery and John Paulson.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / Sandy Springs officials watch as the first marks are made on the old Target building on Johnson Ferry Road. The structure was demolished Monday to make way for the new city center.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / Sandy Springs officials watch as the first marks are made on the old Target building on Johnson Ferry Road. The structure was demolished Monday to make way for the new city center.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / Sandy Springs officials watch as demolition begins on the old Target building on Johnson Ferry Road.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / Sandy Springs officials watch as demolition begins on the old Target building on Johnson Ferry Road.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos, left, shakes hands with Lee Duncan, chairman of the city’s planning commission, as demolition begins on the old Target building.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos, left, shakes hands with Lee Duncan, chairman of the city’s planning commission, as demolition begins on the old Target building.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / Sandy Springs City Councilwomen Dianne Fries, second from left, and Karen McEnerny, second from right, talk with Sandy Springs residents Mary Bignault, left, and Jeff Mitchell after the beginning of demolition on the old Target building to make way for the new city center.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / Sandy Springs City Councilwomen Dianne Fries, second from left, and Karen McEnerny, second from right, talk with Sandy Springs residents Mary Bignault, left, and Jeff Mitchell after the beginning of demolition on the old Target building to make way for the new city center.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos hands in her hard hat after hosting the demolition of the old Target building.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos hands in her hard hat after hosting the demolition of the old Target building.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / An excavator brings down the first wall of the old Target building Monday morning as the mayor and council members watch.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / An excavator brings down the first wall of the old Target building Monday morning as the mayor and council members watch.
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Among snowflakes Monday morning, Sandy Springs officials watched the demolition of the old Target building on Johnson Ferry Road to make way for the new city center.

The city plans to leave the parking lot in place during this phase of redevelopment. The back entrance along Mount Vernon Road will be closed to the public, with only delivery and construction access permitted. The southwest entrance along Sandy Springs Circle will also be permanently closed. The Good Will facility will not be torn down as part of this phase.

During its Dec. 3 meeting, the City Council approved a contract for Alternative Construction and Environmental Solutions to handle demolition of the old Target facility. As part of the demolition process, the company hopes to recycle as much as 90 percent of the materials such as metal, wiring and concrete.
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