Peachtree Summit

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Peachtree Summit
Peachtree Summit -1, Atlanta, GA.jpg
Alternative names Peachtree Summit One
Peachtree Summit #1
Federal Building
General information
Type Commercial offices
Government offices
Location 401 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia
Coordinates 33°45′55″N 84°23′13″W / 33.7653°N 84.38707°W / 33.7653; -84.38707Coordinates: 33°45′55″N 84°23′13″W / 33.7653°N 84.38707°W / 33.7653; -84.38707
Construction started 1974
Completed 1975
Height
Roof 125 m (410 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 31
Design and construction
Architect Toombs, Amisano and Wells
References
[1][2][3]

Peachtree Summit is a 125 m (410 ft), 31-storey skyscraper in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Completed in 1975, Peachtree Summit is shaped like a triangle due to the unusual shape of its building lot, which is hemmed in by the Downtown Connector, West Peachtree Street, and Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard. The building has a direct connection to the Civic Center MARTA station and was built with a three story lobby to account for the late 1970s elevation of West Peachtree Street for MARTA construction. This building was planned as the first of three similar buildings for the area, of which only this one was actually constructed.

On 8 June 2010, the building was evacuated after a suspicious package was reported by mail room workers. Initially thought to be a grenade, the item was actually a similarly-shaped glass object. No explosives were detected and the workers were re-admitted into the building later that afternoon.[4]

 

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Peachtree Summit at Emporis
  2. ^ Peachtree Summit at SkyscraperPage
  3. ^ Peachtree Summit at Structurae
  4. ^ The Associated Press (8 June 2010). "Atlanta Federal Building, Peachtree Summit, Evacuated, Bomb Squad Sent". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 1 February 2011.