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NEW YORK (AP) — WarnerMedia said Monday it will sell the iconic CNN Center in downtown Atlanta, but that it doesn’t mean the network will abandon the city.

The network will consolidate its Atlanta workforce in a series of offices across town, the same office campus where CNN was first located upon its founding by Ted Turner in the early 1980s.

“Downtown Atlanta has seen great investment and is quickly becoming an entertainment destination,” Pascal Desroches, chief financial officer at WarnerMedia, said in a memo to staff. “The CNN Center is of great value to a third party that specializes in such developments.”

The CNN Center has been a mix of offices and retail space.

The exit of CNN employees will be a gradual process. The company said it plans to lease the CNN Center offices for five years as its move to the so-called Techwood campus is completed.

The sale had been under consideration for some time but was put on hold pending the company’s merger with AT&T, the company said.

Some of CNN’s television operations, including the network’s prime-time schedule, are produced from the company’s new offices in New York’s Hudson Yards development. But the network’s daytime programs, as well as CNN’s worldwide network, are produced out of Atlanta.

In his memo, Desroches stressed that the move should in no way suggest that WarnerMedia is less committed to Atlanta, noting renovations have already taken place in the Techwood offices.

“We feel the long-term benefit of being in one location will be a more collaborative workforce,” he wrote.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday promised to help Atlanta conduct testing and contact tracing of people exposed to the deadly coronavirus amid a record surge in cases there.

During a coronavirus briefing with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Cuomo said he would send a team of experts who were trained with the help of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Johns Hopkins University, where Bloomberg is a major donor.

Cuomo also wished Bottoms “100 percent Godspeed” in recovering from her own infection.

“You have an open offer: whatever you need,” Cuomo said. “But we are also 100% behind you.”

Bottoms said that Atlanta was “headed in the wrong direction” with “numbers that I haven’t seen since April.”

“As of yesterday afternoon, we were up over 23 percent,” she said.

Bottoms — who last week mandated masks in her city — blamed the surge in the disease there on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and also called for federal intervention.

“Unless we have a coordinated approach across this country, we are going to watch people unnecessarily die,” she said.

Cuomo noted a cluster of coronavirus cases in upstate Rensselaer County that officials have tied to a trio of residents who recently returned from Georgia.

Bottoms said she and her husband tested positive for the coronavirus because “we had an asymptomatic child in our home for eight days before we knew that that child was asymptomatic.”

“Thankfully, by the grace of God, we have no underlying conditions,” she added.

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