Donald Trump's RedState arrival is reminder of earlier Atlanta misfire

Donald Trump's return to Atlanta this weekend is a reminder of an earlier high-profile expedition to the city.

The Donald, who will headline a Saturday evening rally at the RedState Gathering, pitched a pair of $300 million high-rises with much fanfare near the Woodruff Arts Center that fizzled out during the Great Recession, leaving behind a still-undeveloped tract in the heart of Midtown.

Over at, we take a deeper look at Atlanta Trump Towers and its bombastic pitchman, who was characteristically cheerful about the project as the economy began to fade.

“Atlanta is one of those cities that won’t be suffering the real estate foibles. Atlanta is like New York. New York is as hot as it ever has been,” Trump said at a 2007 event, adding: “It’s just going to get better.”

You can read the entire story with our AJC colleague J. Scott Trubey here.

Check out the rest of our recent RedState stories:

How the Georgia convention eclipses Iowa (for at least a weekend)

Why Gov. Nathan Deal is skipping the event

Your guide to who’s coming to the RedState convention.

The talk jock behind the Atlanta convention.

More AJC coverage of the RedState Gathering.

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.