List of tallest buildings in Atlanta

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Skyline of Atlanta at night (Use cursor to identify buildings)

Atlanta, the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Georgia, is home to 256 completed high-rises,[1] 37 of which stand taller than 400 feet (122 m). The majority of the city's skyscrapers are clustered around Peachtree Street in the Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead neighborhoods, with the suburban city of Sandy Springs also being the site of several skyscrapers. The tallest building in Atlanta is the 55-story Bank of America Plaza, which rises 1,023 feet (312 m) and was completed in 1992.[2] The Bank of America Plaza is also the tallest building in the United States outside of New York City and Chicago,[3] and the 9th-tallest building in the U.S. overall. The second-tallest building in Atlanta is SunTrust Plaza, which rises 871 feet (265 m).[4]

The history of skyscrapers in Atlanta began with the completion in 1892 of the Equitable Building.[5] The city later went through a major building boom that began in the 1980s and continued until the mid-1990s; the majority of the city's skyscrapers, including its four tallest, have all been completed since 1985. Overall, Atlanta is the site of 15 completed buildings that are at least 492 feet (150 m) high. As of 2012, the skyline of Atlanta is ranked second in the Southeastern United States (behind Miami), seventh in the United States and 30th in the world with 56 buildings rising at least 330 feet (100 m) in height.[6] Of the 20 tallest buildings in Georgia, 18 are located in Atlanta;[7] the other two, Concourse Corporate Center V & VI are located in the neighboring city of Sandy Springs and stand as the tallest suburban buildings in the country.[8][9]

As of 2012, there are several active high-rise developments that are under construction or proposed for construction in the city. The largest of these proposals is TWELVE Midtown, which, at 746 feet (227 m), would rank as the new fifth-tallest building in the city if completed as planned.[10] A second skyscraper development in the city is 50 Allen Plaza, a 501-foot (153 m) tower that was approved for construction in 2008;[11] the project, however, was put on-hold in 2010 following the late-2000s recession.[12][13] Overall, as of August 2012, there were 43 high-rise buildings under construction or proposed for construction in Atlanta.[1]

History[edit]

The Equitable Building, completed in 1892, is generally regarded as the first high-rise in the city.[5] Atlanta went through a major building boom from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, during which the city saw the completion of 11 of its 30 tallest buildings, including the Bank of America Plaza, SunTrust Plaza, One Atlantic Center, and 191 Peachtree Tower. Atlanta entered another high-rise construction boom in the early 2000s. The city has since seen the completion of 13 buildings that rise over 400 feet (122 m) in height, including 3344 Peachtree, the tallest structure in Buckhead at 665 feet (203 m);[14] it was topped out in October 2007 and completed in 2008.

Several of the downtown buildings were damaged in a major tornado in March 2008, scattering glass from several hundred feet. It took workers several days to clean the buildings and remove all of the loose shards of glass from the skyscrapers. No structural damage was reported, and by late 2010 each skyscraper had all of its windows replaced. Window blinds and other office objects from the tall buildings were found as far away as Oakland Cemetery.

Panoramic view of the Atlanta skyline

Tallest buildings[edit]

The Bank of America Plaza, the tallest building in Atlanta and Georgia
SunTrust Plaza, the second-tallest building in the city
One Atlantic Center, the third-tallest building in Atlanta
Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta's fifth-tallest building
Georgia Pacific Tower, the sixth-tallest building in Atlanta

This list ranks Atlanta skyscrapers that stand at least 400 feet (122 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

RankNameHeight
ft (m)
FloorsYearNotes
1Bank of America Plaza01.01,023 (312)55199260th-tallest building in the world, 10th-tallest in the U.S. Has been the tallest building in Atlanta, Georgia and the Southern United States since 1992. Tallest building in any U.S. state capital. Tallest building in the U.S. located outside of New York City and Chicago. Tallest building constructed in Atlanta and the U.S. in the 1990s.[2][15]
2SunTrust Plaza02.0871 (265)601992166th-tallest building in the world, 27th-tallest in the U.S. Radio antenna on the building's roof increases its total height to 902 feet (275 m).[4][16]
3One Atlantic Center03.0820 (250)50198740th-tallest in the U.S. Also known as the IBM Tower. Tallest building constructed in Atlanta in the 1980s.[17][18][19]
4191 Peachtree Tower04.0770 (235)50199063rd-tallest in the U.S.[20][21]
5Westin Peachtree Plaza05.0723 (220)731976104th-tallest building in the U.S. Stood as the tallest all-hotel building in the world from 1976 until 1977. Radio antenna on the building's roof increases its total height to 883 feet (269 m), making it the 3rd-tallest building in the city when measuring by pinnacle height. Tallest building constructed in Atlanta in the 1970s.[22][23]
6Georgia-Pacific Tower06.0697 (212)521982[24][25]
7Promenade II07.0691 (211)381990[26][27]
8AT&T Midtown Center08.0677 (206)471982Also known as the BellSouth Building.[28][29]
93344 Peachtree09.0665 (203)482008Also known as the Sovereign. Tallest building in Buckhead. Tallest building constructed in Atlanta in the 2000s.[14][30]
101180 Peachtree10.0657 (200)412006Formerly known as the Symphony Center.[31][32]
11GLG Grand11.0609 (186)531992[33][34]
12Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta12.0580 (177)422008[35][36]
13The Atlantic13.0577 (176)462009[37][38]
14Two Peachtree Building14.0556 (169)441966Also known as the State of Georgia Building. Tallest building constructed in Atlanta in the 1960s.[39][40]
15Marriott Marquis Hotel15.0554 (169)521985[41][42]
16TWELVE Centennial Park Tower I16.0491 (150)392007[43][44]
17Midtown One Office Tower16.0487 (148)382009Also known as 1075 Peachtree[45]
18Park Avenue Condominiums17.0486 (148)442000[46][47]
19Terminus 10018.0485 (148)262007[48][49]
20ViewPoint19.0480 (146)362008[50][51]
21The Paramount at Buckhead20.0478 (146)402004[52][53]
22The Ritz-Carlton Residences469 (143)402009Also known as 3630 Peachtree Road[54][55]
23Loews Midtown462 (141)402010[56][57]
24Centennial Tower21.0459 (140)361975[58][59]
25=Spire22.0453 (138)282005[60]
25=Equitable Building22.0453 (138)351968[61][62]
27Buckhead Grand24.0451 (138)372004[63][64]
28Two Alliance Center441 (134)302009[65]
29One Park Tower25.0439 (134)321961[66][67]
30=1100 Peachtree Street26.0427 (130)281991[68][69]
30=Atlanta Plaza 126.0427 (130)321986[70][71]
32Park Place28.0420 (128)401986[72][73]
332828 Peachtree29.0419 (128)332002[74][75]
34=1280 West30.0410 (125)381989[76][77]
34=Peachtree Summit One30.0410 (125)311975[78][79]
36One Coca-Cola Plaza32.0403 (123)291979[80][81]
37Tower Place 10033.0401 (122)291974[82][83]

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

The Flatiron Building stood as the tallest building in Atlanta from 1897 until 1901.

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Atlanta.

NameStreet addressYears as tallestHeight
ft (m)
FloorsReference
Equitable Building[A]30–44 Edgewood Avenue SE1892–1897N/A[B]8[5]
Flatiron Building74 Peachtree Street NW1897–1901N/A[B]11[84]
Empire Building[C]35 Broad Street NW1901–1905N/A[B]14[85]
Fourth National Bank Building [C]14 Peachtree Street NW (SW corner Peachtree and Marietta streets)1905-1906N/A[B]16[86]
Candler Building127 Peachtree Street NE1906–1929N/A[B]17[87]
Rhodes-Haverty Building[D]134 Peachtree Street NW1929–1958246 (75)21[88]
Fulton National Bank[E]55 Marietta Street NW1958–1961295 (90)21[89]
One Park Tower34 Peachtree Street1961–1966440 (134)32[67]
State of Georgia Building2 Peachtree Street NW1966–1976556 (170)44[40]
Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel210 Peachtree Street NW1976–1987723 (220)73[23]
One Atlantic Center1201 West Peachtree Street NE1987–1992820 (250)50[18]
Bank of America Plaza600 Peachtree Street NE1992–present1,023 (312)55[15]

Notes[edit]

A. ^ This building was demolished in 1971.[90]
B. ^ a b c d e Official height figures have never been released by this building's developer.
C. ^ This building was originally known as the Empire Building (from 1901 until 1920), and was the headquarters of Citizens & Southern National Bank (merged with NationsBank/merged with Bank of America but has been known as the Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business Administration Building since 1992.[91]
D. ^ This building was originally known as the Rhodes-Haverty Building, but has since been renamed the Marriot Residence Inn-Downtown.
E. ^ This building was originally known Fulton National Bank, but has since been renamed 55 Marietta Street.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Bank of America Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  3. ^ "Diagram of Completed United States Skyscrapers". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  4. ^ a b "SunTrust Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  5. ^ a b c "Equitable Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
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  8. ^ "Concourse Corporate Center V". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  9. ^ "Concourse Corporate Center VI". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  10. ^ "Twelve 14th Street". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  11. ^ "50 Allen Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  12. ^ "50 Allen Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
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  14. ^ a b "Sovereign". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  15. ^ a b "Bank of America Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  16. ^ "SunTrust Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  17. ^ "One Atlantic Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  18. ^ a b "One Atlantic Center". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  19. ^ "One Atlantic Center". Glass Steel and Stone. Artefaqs Corporation. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  20. ^ "191 Peachtree Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  21. ^ "191 Peachtree Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  22. ^ "Westin Peachtree Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  23. ^ a b "Westin Peachtree Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  24. ^ "Georgia Pacific Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  25. ^ "Georgia Pacific Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  26. ^ "Promenade II". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  27. ^ "Promenade 2". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  28. ^ "AT&T Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  29. ^ "BellSouth Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  30. ^ "Sovereign". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  31. ^ "1180 Peachtree". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  32. ^ "1180 Peachtree". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  33. ^ "GLG Grand / Four Seasons Hotel". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  34. ^ "GLG Grand/Four Seasons Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  35. ^ "Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  36. ^ "The Mansion on Peachtree". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  37. ^ "The Atlantic". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  38. ^ "The Atlantic". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  39. ^ "State of Georgia Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  40. ^ a b "2 Peachtree Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  41. ^ "Marriott Marquis Hotel". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  42. ^ "Marriott Marquis Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  43. ^ "TWELVE Centennial Park Tower I". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  44. ^ "Twelve Centennial Park One". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  45. ^ "Midtown One Office Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  46. ^ "Park Avenue Condominiums". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  47. ^ "Park Avenue Condominiums". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  48. ^ "Terminus 100". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  49. ^ "Terminus 100". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  50. ^ "ViewPoint". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  51. ^ "ViewPoint". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  52. ^ "Paramount at Buckhead". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  53. ^ "The Paramount". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  54. ^ "3630 Peachtree Road". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  55. ^ "The Ritz-Carlton Residences". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  56. ^ "Loews Midtown". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  57. ^ "Loews Midtown". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  58. ^ "Centennial Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  59. ^ "Centennial Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  60. ^ "Spire". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  61. ^ "Equitable Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  62. ^ "Equitable Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  63. ^ "Buckhead Grand". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  64. ^ "Buckhead Grand". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  65. ^ "Two Alliance Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  66. ^ "One Park Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  67. ^ a b "1 Park Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  68. ^ "1100 Peachtree". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  69. ^ "1100 Peachtree Street". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  70. ^ "Atlanta Plaza One". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  71. ^ "Atlanta Plaza 1". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  72. ^ "Park Place on Peachtree". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  73. ^ "Park Place". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  74. ^ "2828 Peachtree Condominiums". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  75. ^ "2828 Peachtree". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  76. ^ "1280 West". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  77. ^ "1280 West". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  78. ^ "Peachtree Summit #1". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  79. ^ "Peachtree Summit 1". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  80. ^ "One Coca-Cola Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  81. ^ "One Coca-Cola Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  82. ^ "Tower Place 100". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  83. ^ "Tower Place 100". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  84. ^ "Flatiron Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  85. ^ "J. Mack Robinson College of Business Administration". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15.  Note that this reference states that the building was the tallest in the city through 1906; however sources for the Fourth National Bank building clearly show that the Bank building was at 16 stories, the tallest in the South in 1905.
  86. ^ "Advertisement for Fourth National Bank in Atlanta Constitution, January 8, 1905". 
  87. ^ "Candler Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  88. ^ "Rhodes-Haverty Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  89. ^ "55 Marietta Street". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  90. ^ "Flatiron Building". Emporis. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  91. ^ "J. Mack Robinson College of Business Administration". Emporis. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 

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