Concourse at Landmark Center
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|Concourse at Landmark Center|
Concourse at Landmark Center (right), looking northward – "king" tower at left, "queen" tower at right
|Location||Sandy Springs, Georgia|
Built in phases between 1984 and 1991, the Concourse at Landmark Center is a real estate development in metro Atlanta's Perimeter Center business district, in the city of Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States. It is a planned community with two 34-story office towers, several low-rise office buildings, a hotel, and a health club, all set in landscaped grounds around a man-made lake.
Set at the northeastern corner of the junction of two of Atlanta's busiest highways (Interstate 285 and Georgia 400), the Concourse, with its blue glass towers, was a major addition to the Atlanta skyline for commuters traveling to and from the north side of suburban Atlanta. It houses several corporate headquarters, including those of Rayovac and Allconnect.
Completed in 1988 and 1991, the 34-story towers are officially Concourse Corporate Center V and VI, but are known locally as "the King and Queen towers" because their white lattice crowns resemble the heads of chess pieces. The squared-top "king" tower (Corporate Center VI) is on the immediate east side of 400, the round arcs of the "queen" tower (Corporate Center V) are in turn immediately east of it. At 173.7 metres (570 ft) and 168.6 metres (553 ft) to their spire tops, these are the two tallest suburban buildings in the United States, and 14th and 17th in metro Atlanta (including The Atlantic, 13th). Within Perimeter Center, they are followed by Three Ravinia Drive in Dunwoody, and Park Towers II and I in Sandy Springs (seen in the above picture at left), the only others to be true skyscrapers over 100 metres (330 ft).
The development was designed by locally based Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates and was engineered by locally based Thompson Company, Inc. (MEP) and Uzun + Case, LLC, Structural Engineers.
During the month of October, the Queen tower was lit up in pink for Breast Cancer Month, and during March 2009 the King and Queen Towers were lit up green. The towers were also lit up in honor of Prince in April.