Rick And Glenn Come To The Rescue

At the end of the second episode, “Guts”, we see Rick and Glenn come to the rescue of the survivors as Glenn leads the zombies away with the Challenger and Rick pulls the box truck up to the loading dock.

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The building where this scene was filmed is at the intersection of Mitchell St SW and Forsyth St SW in downtown Atlanta.  This intersection is about a block from the Norfolk Southern building featured in an earlier post as well as behind Glenn’s Challenger here.

In the skyline of these location shots, as well as the screen captures above if you look closely, you can see a gold-domed building.  This building is the Georgia State Capitol building.  The gold color you see isn’t the sun, the dome is actually plated in gold leaf mined from Dahlonega, GA, the site of the original United States gold rush. (Thanks jamiept for that trivia fact!)

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7 Responses to Rick And Glenn Come To The Rescue

  1. Mary Alice Bray says:

    I used to work near there at Two Peachtree which is a state office building. A lot of the buildings have lofts above the street level where people actually live. However, I do agree that the area looks post-apocalyptic and they didn’t have to do much to get it ready for the shoot.

  2. R. Barry Green says:

    We dressed the sets in with loads of ready-made stuff. We used multitudes of trash-blankets (Dupont Weedfree with aged trash glued to it). That way, when they announce “That’s a Wrap” we can pick it up and toss it in a truck quickly and go home. We had several trailers of rusted out motorcycles, car doors, street lamp posts, fenders… you name it. Anything we could dress the streets out with.

  3. Tad says:

    I’m thinking all they had to do was blow in some loose paper, and that area was ready to shoot. It already looks post-apocalyptic.

  4. Tracey says:

    The scariest part is that these scenes are filmed in the scummiest parts of downtown Atlanta. You wouldn’t want to go walking thru there alone.

  5. JASON says:

    Interesting fact: the 80s horror movie Sleepaway Camp 3, which was mainly shot in Waco Ga, filmed the opening scene in this same location. It was supposed to be New York City.

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