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Neighbors Petition to Keep Cyclorama in Grant Park

Atlanta, GA – Atlanta's Cyclorama faces escalating costs and dwindling attendance, and a city task force could recommend moving the giant painting when it meets next month.

Upset over that possibility, neighbors gathered this weekend at the Grant Park attraction to make sure that doesn't happen.

"Keep the Cyclorama in historic Grant Park " belted Paul Simo over a megaphone Saturday as volunteers with petitions circle collecting signatures. The chair of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association said neighbors want the city to know they want the Cyclorama in their back yards.

"We support it staying here," he said. "And we support the business that it helps grow. Heritage tourism is a multi-million dollar business, and it shouldn't be removed from our neighborhood now."

Moving the attraction is one option said to be on the table. Another includes funding the Cyclorama's renovation.

Simo said he'll keep the petition circulating before submitting it to the mayor next month.

The panorama of the Battle of Atlanta is said to be the largest painting in the world. It's called Grant Park home for 90 years.