Tuscaloosa vowed to come back stronger than before, after the tornado that destroyed 12% of the city on April 27, 2011.

The Gateway: Alberta’s Innovation and Discovery Center opens today and is a shining example of our city coming back stronger and better than ever. Opening at 2614 University Blvd. East in Albert, The Gateway brings state of the art technologies and interactive learning experience for all ages and features high tech meeting spaces, interactive touch screen walls, children's area, coffee shop, and more. The facility is being operated jointly by TALAPro and the Tuscaloosa Public Library.

Visitors this week can take advantage of guided tours on Thursday, enjoy live music on Friday and a special children’s day on Saturday.