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One Atlantic Center

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Alternative names  IBM Tower
Construction started  1986
Height  250 m
Opened  1987
Type  Commercial offices
Completed  1987
Floors  50
Architectural style  Postmodern Architecture
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Location  1201 West Peachtree Street Atlanta
Management  Hines Interests Limited Partnership
Owner  Hines Interests Limited Partnership
Architects  Philip Johnson, John Burgee
Similar  SunTrust Plaza, 191 Peachtree Tower, Bank of America Plaza, 1180 Peachtree, Regions Plaza

One Atlantic Center, also known as IBM Tower, is a skyscraper located in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia.

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Map of One Atlantic Center, 1201 West Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA

History

It is the third-tallest in Atlanta, reaching a height of 820 feet (250 m) with 50 stories of office space with a total building area of 1,187,676 sq.ft. It was completed in 1987 and remained the tallest building in Atlanta until 1992, when it was surpassed by the Bank of America Plaza, which was also built in Midtown. It was also the tallest building in the southeastern U.S. at the time of completion, surpassing the Southeast Financial Center in Miami.

Design

The building was commissioned by Prentiss Properties as a southeastern headquarters for IBM, a company responsible for many notable skyscrapers of the 1980s. Aside from introducing Atlanta to the postmodern architectural idiom of the 80s, this tower is notable for essentially creating what is now the Midtown commercial district. Located at the then-remote corner of 14th and West Peachtree Street over a mile from Downtown, this building nevertheless opened nearly fully occupied and thus attracted developers to Midtown in droves.

Architecture

The building's exterior consists of Spanish pink granite with a copper pyramidal top and gold peak. The design includes gothic flourishes, most noticeably below the copper top of the building. At night the peak and ridges along the top are illuminated brightly, creating a glowing effect.

Other phases

It was joined in 2001 by the much shorter Regions Plaza building, which bears similar postmodern design and was constructed across the street as the second phase of the Atlantic Center development. Atlantic Center Plaza's design and architecture are so similar, it has affectionately become known in Atlanta as the "Mini Me" building, named after the comical dwarfish clone of Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies.

Development

One Atlantic Center was designed by Johnson/Burgee Architects. As associate architect, Heery International, Inc. produced the contract documents. Both Atlantic Center Towers were constructed by HCBeck, now known as The Beck Group.

Major Tenants

  • Alston & Bird
  • Carlton Fields
  • Bryan Cave
  • Holland & Knight
  • DLA Piper
  • Korn Ferry International
  • Credit Suisse
  • Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi
  • GeoFields, Inc.
  • RouteMatch Software
  • JAMS
  • KPMG, LLP
  • References

    One Atlantic Center Wikipedia


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