Atlanta Is Inspiration for 'GMA' Holiday Window

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The South's answer to New York City serves as the inspiration for "Good Morning America's" second holiday window.

Atlanta's window showcases iconic attractions from the city affectionately known as Hotlanta.

"GMA" is turning the three large windows of its Times Square studio into festive holiday displays, each with a theme of a major city.

The Atlanta icons are encompassed in a snow globe and frosted with holiday traditions, from Southern grits to holiday glitz.

Twelve structures are represented, including High Museum of Art, the Georgia Dome, Antebellum House, MLK Memorial and the Olympic Rings in Centennial Olympic Park.

And what would a miniature version of Atlanta be without Rhett and Scarlett? The pair — decked out in holiday attire — sits outside the "Gone With the Wind" Antebellum House and a Delta airplane with Santa in tow.

The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau helped bring the representation to life. Todd Gurley and his design team at Abcom Inc. developed and engineered the 13.5-foot-wide snow globe from a concept created by Bette Sammons with the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The first window featured Kansas City. The theme of the third window featuring Denver will be unveiled Friday.

Fun facts about the snow globe:

It has 68 custom-cut snowflakes and uses 60 pounds of glitter.
There are 1,068 lights on the buildings.
There are 1,900 fiber optics in the rings of Centennial Olympic Park, adding up to more than 5,000 points of lights.

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