Atlanta is the vanguard of the New South, with the charm and elegance of the Old. It is a city that balances southern traditions with sleek modernism. According to the 2010 Census, Atlanta had 420,000 residents within the city limits and 5.3 million in the metro area. In Atlanta, there is southern hospitality and the tea is sweet, yet this city boasts three skylines and the world’s busiest airport. Atlanta has been burnt to the ground and built back up; it has seen the horrors of war and felt the pain of droughts and floods. Atlanta was host to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, gave birth to the greatest figure of the civil rights movement (Martin Luther King Jr.), is the capital of the state of Georgia, and according to many, of the American South.