State of Georgia Building

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State of Georgia Building
Wachovia bldg atlanta 01.jpg
Former names First National Bank Building
Wachovia Bank of Georgia Building
Alternative names 2 Peachtree Street
General information
Type Government offices
Location 2 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Coordinates 33°45′15″N 84°23′26″W / 33.754158°N 84.390589°W / 33.754158; -84.390589
Completed 1966
Owner State of Georgia
Height
Antenna spire 182.6 m (599 ft)
Roof 169.47 m (556.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 44
Design and construction
Architect Cecil Alexander[1]
FABRAP
Emery Roth & Sons
References
[2][3][4][5]

The State of Georgia Building, alternately referenced as 2 Peachtree Street, is a 44-story, 566 feet (173 m) skyscraper located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.. Built in 1966, the building was the tallest building in the Southeast at the time.[2] It was Atlanta's tallest until 1976, when the Westin Peachtree Plaza surpassed it.[2] It was built on the site of the Peachtree Arcade, A. Ten Eyck Brown's 1917 covered shopping arcade which connected Peachtree and Broad streets.[6] 2 Peachtree Street was originally constructed as the new headquarters building for First National Bank of Atlanta, also known as First Atlanta,[7] replacing its older (1905) headquarters building next door (the lower half of which remains today as Georgia State's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies). It was designed by a partnership of Atlanta architectural firm FABRAP, and New York firm Emery Roth & Sons.[8] First Atlanta was acquired by the holding company for Wachovia Bank in 1985, but continued to operate under its own charter until 1991.[7] In 1991, under new liberalized banking laws, First Atlanta was merged into the charter of Wachovia Bank of Georgia. Shortly thereafter, Wachovia moved its Georgia offices to 191 Peachtree and 2 Peachtree Street was acquired by the state of Georgia for government offices.[2]

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  1. ^ "VIS 114.17.03 First National Bank Building", Atlanta History Center
  2. ^ a b c d State of Georgia Building at Emporis
  3. ^ State of Georgia Building at Glass Steel and Stone
  4. ^ State of Georgia Building at SkyscraperPage
  5. ^ State of Georgia Building at Structurae
  6. ^ Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events, 1940s-1970s, Harold H. Martin, p.394
  7. ^ a b Hills, Thomas D. (2006-08-30). "First National Bank of Atlanta/Wachovia Bank, N.A.". The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press. Retrieved 2008-03-30. 
  8. ^ Craig, Robert M. (2007-12-14). "FABRAP: Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild, and Pascal". The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press. Retrieved 2008-03-30. 

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