From Norfolk Southern’s new HQ to Coda, a section of the city transformed
The amount of new development across Atlanta the past decade has been dizzying, and nowhere are changes more pronounced than Midtown’s core business and high-rise residential district.
Within that construction frenzy, several subsections of Midtown have emerged as epicenters of development by a variety companies betting big on the area’s potential and expected influx of people. That especially applies to three blocks at Technology Square along Spring and West Peachtree streets, located near Midtown’s southern rim and the significant investment driver that is Georgia Tech.
These blocks between Ponce de Leon Avenue and 5th Street are unrecognizable from five years ago. Their transformation has involved several of the heaviest hitters in Atlanta development. Collectively, the seven buildings that have opened since 2018—or are construction now—provide space for more than 8,000 new Midtown office dwellers and almost 1,500 college students.
As part of Urbanize Atlanta’s occasional series of drone tours, we took to the skies over Midtown this week to see how these seven buildings have come together, as three of them prepare to open this fall.
MAY 26, 2021, 9:30AM
By JOSH GREEN