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Old 04-13-2015, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The Symphony Tower (aka 1180 Peachtree) and One Atlantic Center (or the IBM Tower?)
Same thing re: One Atlantic, and long-timers will know what you meant.

I'm a big architectural geek, and really like all of our 'talls' built since the late 70's. My long time favorite pre-70's tower by far is Downtowns Equitable building.

We are very fortunate to have a lot of famous architectural landmarks here, both old and new.

I agree with previous remarks about our beautiful older buildings in Downtown/Midtown. They give us some of the last few pieces of our old urban fabric. I also agree with the comments re: the lobby of 191 Peachtree. It is jaw-droppingly beautiful, and is another showcase work by the same firm that designed One Atlantic Center.

We have some beautiful designs here (& minds behind them), and more are on the way.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I really like 3344 Peachtree. It looks international and commands the Buckhead skyline. A true signature tower. 1180 Peachtree is a close second (though I didn't like it when first constructed, it grew on me).


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Old 04-13-2015, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I really like 3344 Peachtree. It looks international and commands the Buckhead skyline. A true signature tower. 1180 Peachtree is a close second (though I didn't like it when first constructed, it grew on me).


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I love it.

You do know that the same people are planning a 'twin' with an adjacent apartment tower right behind it? It will be directly connected to the new MARTA bridge to the Buckhead Station.

Not to be confusing, but Regent Partners (the developer of 3344) plan a near twin of that tower with office/condo's AND an adjacent apartment tower. The taller should be about equal to 3344, the apartments about 28 - 30 floors.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I love it.

You do know that the same people are planning a 'twin' with an adjacent apartment tower right behind it? It will be directly connected to the new MARTA bridge to the Buckhead Station.
I didn't know. That will be AWESOME!
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I didn't know. That will be AWESOME!
Here you go: BuckheadViewRegent Parters plans high-rise mixed-use project next to Buckhead MARTA station - BuckheadView

There are a few more recent stories out there, but I can't find them right now. It's moving forward though. These folks are German investors that self-finance most of their developments.
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Old 04-15-2015, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Love the Candler and Hurt buildings; turn of the LAST century skyscrapers. Candler Building always shown on MATLOCK as the location of his law office. The Hurt Building doubled as a department store in Tyler Perry's Christmas movie. 191 Peachtree will ALWAYS be on my favorite list, too. There are lots of nice lobbies downtown by the way. The Flat Iron building on Woodruff Park pictured in another post on here will always get an honorable mention, too.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:42 PM
 
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Love the Candler and Hurt buildings; turn of the LAST century skyscrapers. Candler Building always shown on MATLOCK as the location of his law office. The Hurt Building doubled as a department store in Tyler Perry's Christmas movie. 191 Peachtree will ALWAYS be on my favorite list, too. There are lots of nice lobbies downtown by the way. The Flat Iron building on Woodruff Park pictured in another post on here will always get an honorable mention, too.

I remember that from Matlock! I love the 20th century skyscrapers especially early to mid 20th century.

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Old 04-16-2015, 08:37 AM
 
Location: morningside, atlanta
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equitable. i love that's it's modern, but still has retail and an engaging street presence in its two story ground level. it's imposing but also approachable. it's a better building than a lot of other buildings from that era.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:54 AM
 
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equitable. i love that's it's modern, but still has retail and an engaging street presence in its two story ground level. it's imposing but also approachable. it's a better building than a lot of other buildings from that era.
Another vote for the Equitable! At half a century old, it still cuts a bold and modern figure on the skyline.

It is a fine example of SOM's best work and a clear precursor to the Sears tower.

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Old 04-16-2015, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Another vote for the Equitable! At half a century old, it still cuts a bold and modern figure on the skyline.

It is a fine example of SOM's best work and a clear precursor to the Sears tower.

And plenty of elbow room.
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