Designer 35 and 30 story Towers Proposed; Hyatt House Begun

New projects in three Atlanta sub-markets exhibit three usage types through three distinctive modern styles.

811 ptree perkwill
811 Peachtree mixed use tower
811 35stories
adding 25,000 sf of retail to the Midtown Mile

First, on the Midtown Mile in Atlanta, super-talented Perkins & Will Architects have proposed a modern 35-story mixed-use project at the SE corner of Peachtree Street and 6th Street. The design appears to be a 21st century tower with a mid-twentieth century edge,  and will house 391 apartments and a whopping 25,000 SF of street-level retail. It has a sexy Miami vibe that will hopefully push other developers and architects to raise their design levels a few notches.

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3 Alliance Center

Next, great Atlanta Architects Mack Scogin & Merrill Elam with Smallwood, Reynolds Stewart & Stewart Associates have proposed an office tower with Atlanta’s first faceted glass curtain wall system.  The 30 story tower will be the third of the Alliance Center at GA 400 and Lenox Road in Buckhead. Only one rendering has been released, but it appears to be a simple cube with glass curtain wall becoming more faceted and angular glass pieces toward the top of the building to make it sparkle and reflect the sun’s rays.

Hyatt House Downtown Atlanta

Finally, in the Luckie-Marietta district of Downtown Atlanta, the new Hyatt House has already broken ground and is under construction  near the Georgia Aquarium at Centennial Olympic Park. The $20 million extended-stay hotel will have 150 rooms on seven floors and provide meeting space and a restaurant. It’s design is more conservative corporate modern, but appears to be pedestrian-friendly and  it’s massing has been developed into visually pleasing horizontal and vertical elements.



3 thoughts on “Designer 35 and 30 story Towers Proposed; Hyatt House Begun

  1. These are certainly striking designs. My main concern is whether there are enough tenants in Atlanta to justify these buildings’ construction. Is Atlanta continuing to grow and expand with newcomers, new businesses and new residents?


    1. Metro Atlanta had 40,000 new residents in 2013, according to the Atlanta Chamber, and 59,000 new jobs according to the Dept of Labor. Midtown and other intown neighborhoods continue to attract recent graduates and empty nesters looking for a more urban lifestyle, but whether all of the proposed developments will be built and filled is yet to be seen.


      1. Wow, Metro Atlanta is certainly growing, not as much as the Greater Toronto area, mind you, which adds about 100,000 newcomers a year. Still, Atlanta’s increase is nothing to be sneezed at! What’s the draw? Jobs at the Centre for Disease Control, or at the airport, or with the many transportation companies that probably use Atlanta as their base of operations?


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