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]

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);[10] 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.

Rank Name Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
1 Bank of America Plaza 01.01,023 (312) 55 1992 60th-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][11]
2 SunTrust Plaza 02.0871 (265) 60 1992 166th-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][12]
3 One Atlantic Center 03.0820 (250) 50 1987 40th-tallest in the U.S. Also known as the IBM Tower. Tallest building constructed in Atlanta in the 1980s.[13][14][15]
4 191 Peachtree Tower 04.0770 (235) 50 1990 63rd-tallest in the U.S.[16][17]
5 Westin Peachtree Plaza 05.0723 (220) 72 1976 104th-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.[18][19]
6 Georgia-Pacific Tower 06.0697 (212) 52 1982 [20][21]
7 Promenade II 07.0691 (211) 38 1990 [22][23]
8 AT&T Midtown Center 08.0677 (206) 47 1982 Also known as the BellSouth Building.[24][25]
9 3344 Peachtree 09.0665 (203) 48 2008 Also known as the Sovereign. Tallest building in Buckhead. Tallest building constructed in Atlanta in the 2000s.[10][26]
10 1180 Peachtree 10.0657 (200) 41 2006 Formerly known as the Symphony Center.[27][28]
11 GLG Grand 11.0609 (186) 53 1992 [29][30]
12 Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta 12.0580 (177) 42 2008 [31][32]
13 The Atlantic 13.0577 (176) 46 2009 [33][34]
14 Two Peachtree Building 14.0556 (169) 44 1966 Also known as the State of Georgia Building. Tallest building constructed in Atlanta in the 1960s.[35][36]
15 Marriott Marquis Hotel 15.0554 (169) 47 1985 [37][38]
16 TWELVE Centennial Park Tower I 16.0491 (150) 39 2007 [39][40]
17 Midtown One Office Tower 16.0487 (148) 38 2009 Also known as 1075 Peachtree[41]
18 Park Avenue Condominiums 17.0486 (148) 44 2000 [42][43]
19 Terminus 100 18.0485 (148) 26 2007 [44][45]
20 ViewPoint 19.0480 (146) 36 2008 [46][47]
21 The Paramount at Buckhead 20.0478 (146) 40 2004 [48][49]
22 The Ritz-Carlton Residences 469 (143) 40 2009 Also known as 3630 Peachtree Road[50][51]
23 Loews Midtown 462 (141) 40 2010 [52][53]
24 Centennial Tower 21.0459 (140) 36 1975 [54][55]
25= Spire 22.0453 (138) 28 2005 [56]
25= Equitable Building 22.0453 (138) 35 1968 [57][58]
27 Buckhead Grand 24.0451 (138) 37 2004 [59][60]
28 Two Alliance Center 441 (134) 30 2009 [61]
29 One Park Tower 25.0439 (134) 32 1961 [62][63]
30= 1100 Peachtree Street 26.0428 (130) 28 1991 [64][65]
30= Atlanta Plaza 1 26.0427 (130) 32 1986 [66][67]
32 Park Place 28.0420 (128) 40 1986 [68][69]
33 2828 Peachtree 29.0419 (128) 33 2002 [70][71]
34= 1280 West 30.0410 (125) 38 1989 [72][73]
34= Peachtree Summit One 30.0410 (125) 31 1975 [74][75]
36 One Coca-Cola Plaza 32.0403 (123) 29 1979 [76][77]
37 Tower Place 100 33.0401 (122) 29 1974 [78][79]

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.

Name Street address Years as tallest Height
ft (m)
Floors Reference
Equitable Building[A] 30–44 Edgewood Avenue SE 1892–1897 N/A[B] 8 [5]
Flatiron Building 74 Peachtree Street NW 1897–1901 N/A[B] 11 [80]
Empire Building[C] 35 Broad Street NW 1901–1905 N/A[B] 14 [81]
Fourth National Bank Building [C] 14 Peachtree Street NW (SW corner Peachtree and Marietta streets) 1905-1906 N/A[B] 16 [82]
Candler Building 127 Peachtree Street NE 1906–1929 N/A[B] 17 [83]
Rhodes-Haverty Building[D] 134 Peachtree Street NW 1929–1958 246 (75) 21 [84]
Fulton National Bank[E] 55 Marietta Street NW 1958–1961 295 (90) 21 [85]
One Park Tower 34 Peachtree Street 1961–1966 440 (134) 32 [63]
State of Georgia Building 2 Peachtree Street NW 1966–1976 556 (170) 44 [36]
Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel 210 Peachtree Street NW 1976–1987 723 (220) 73 [19]
One Atlantic Center 1201 West Peachtree Street NE 1987–1992 820 (250) 50 [14]
Bank of America Plaza 600 Peachtree Street NE 1992–present 1,023 (312) 55 [11]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

A. ^ This building was demolished in 1971.[86]
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.[87]
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.

Citations[edit]

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  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. ^ a b "Sovereign". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  11. ^ a b "Bank of America Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  12. ^ "SunTrust Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  13. ^ "One Atlantic Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
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  16. ^ "191 Peachtree Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
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  18. ^ "Westin Peachtree Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
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  20. ^ "Georgia Pacific Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  21. ^ "Georgia Pacific Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  22. ^ "Promenade II". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  23. ^ "Promenade 2". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  24. ^ "AT&T Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  25. ^ "BellSouth Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  26. ^ "Sovereign". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  27. ^ "1180 Peachtree". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  28. ^ "1180 Peachtree". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  29. ^ "GLG Grand / Four Seasons Hotel". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  30. ^ "GLG Grand/Four Seasons Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  31. ^ "Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  32. ^ "The Mansion on Peachtree". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  33. ^ "The Atlantic". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  34. ^ "The Atlantic". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  35. ^ "State of Georgia Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  36. ^ a b "2 Peachtree Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  37. ^ "Marriott Marquis Hotel". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  38. ^ "Marriott Marquis Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  39. ^ "TWELVE Centennial Park Tower I". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  40. ^ "Twelve Centennial Park One". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  41. ^ "Midtown One Office Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  42. ^ "Park Avenue Condominiums". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  43. ^ "Park Avenue Condominiums". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  44. ^ "Terminus 100". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  45. ^ "Terminus 100". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  46. ^ "ViewPoint". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  47. ^ "ViewPoint". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  48. ^ "Paramount at Buckhead". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  49. ^ "The Paramount". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  50. ^ "3630 Peachtree Road". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  51. ^ "The Ritz-Carlton Residences". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  52. ^ "Loews Midtown". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  53. ^ "Loews Midtown". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  54. ^ "Centennial Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  55. ^ "Centennial Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  56. ^ "Spire". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  57. ^ "Equitable Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  58. ^ "Equitable Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  59. ^ "Buckhead Grand". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  60. ^ "Buckhead Grand". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  61. ^ "Two Alliance Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  62. ^ "One Park Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
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  64. ^ "1100 Peachtree". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  65. ^ "1100 Peachtree Street". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  66. ^ "Atlanta Plaza One". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  67. ^ "Atlanta Plaza 1". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  68. ^ "Park Place on Peachtree". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  69. ^ "Park Place". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  70. ^ "2828 Peachtree Condominiums". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  71. ^ "2828 Peachtree". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  72. ^ "1280 West". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  73. ^ "1280 West". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  74. ^ "Peachtree Summit #1". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  75. ^ "Peachtree Summit 1". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  76. ^ "One Coca-Cola Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  77. ^ "One Coca-Cola Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  78. ^ "Tower Place 100". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  79. ^ "Tower Place 100". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  80. ^ "Flatiron Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  81. ^ "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.
  82. ^ "Advertisement for Fourth National Bank in Atlanta Constitution, January 8, 1905". 
  83. ^ "Candler Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  84. ^ "Rhodes-Haverty Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  85. ^ "55 Marietta Street". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  86. ^ "Flatiron Building". Emporis. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  87. ^ "J. Mack Robinson College of Business Administration". Emporis. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 

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