List of tallest buildings in Atlanta

Atlanta, the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Georgia, is home to at least 39 skyscrapers over 400 feet (122 m) tall. Most of these 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.[1] Upon its completion Bank of America Plaza was the tallest building in the United States outside New York City and Chicago, and the 8th-tallest building in the U.S. overall.[2] The second-tallest building in Atlanta is SunTrust Plaza, which rises 867 feet (264 m).[3]

Skyline of Atlanta at night (use cursor to identify buildings)

The history of skyscrapers in Atlanta began with the completion in 1892 of the Equitable Building.[4] The city later went through a major building boom, which began in the 1980s and continued until the mid 1990s; most of the city's skyscrapers, including its four tallest, have all been completed since 1985. Overall, as of February 2020, the entire city had 17 completed skyscrapers that rise at least 492 feet (150 m), more than any other city in the Southeastern United States except Miami, tenth total in the United States, and 61st in the world.[5][upper-alpha 1] Of the 20 tallest buildings in Georgia, 18 are located in Atlanta;[8] the other two, Concourse Corporate Center V & VI are in the neighboring city of Sandy Springs.[9][10]

History

The Equitable Building, completed in 1892, is generally regarded as the first high-rise in the city.[4] Atlanta went through a major building boom from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, during which the city saw the completion of 13 of its 40 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 17 buildings that rise over 400 feet (122 m) in height, including 3344 Peachtree, the tallest structure in Buckhead at 665 feet (203 m); it was topped out in October 2007 and completed in 2008.[11]

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.[12][13]

Panoramic view of the Atlanta skyline (Downtown and Midtown (left), Buckhead (far right))

Tallest buildings

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 Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Coordinates Notes
1 Bank of America Plaza 1,023 ft (312 m) 55 1992 33°46′15.2″N 84°23′10.3″W 21st-tallest in the United States (8th at completion); tallest in Georgia; tallest in the Southern United States. Tallest building constructed in Atlanta in the 1990s. Tallest office building in Atlanta. Tallest building in any U.S. state capital.[1][14]
2 SunTrust Plaza 867 ft (264 m) 60 1992 33°45′45.3″N 84°23′11.6″W 48th-tallest in the United States; 2nd-tallest in Georgia.[3][15]
3 One Atlantic Center 820 ft (250 m) 50 1987 33°47′13.3″N 84°23′14.4″W 62nd-tallest in the United States; 3rd-tallest in Georgia. Tallest building constructed in Atlanta in the 1980s.[16][17]
4 191 Peachtree Tower 770 ft (235 m) 50 1992 33°45′32.4″N 84°23′11.9″W 92nd-tallest in the United States; 4th-tallest in Georgia.[18][19]
5 Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel 723 ft (220 m) 73 1976 33°45′34″N 84°23′18.9″W 5th-tallest in Georgia. Tallest building constructed in Atlanta in the 1970s. Tallest hotel in Atlanta.[20][21]
6 Georgia Pacific Tower 697 ft (212 m) 51 1981 33°45′26.5″N 84°23′13.9″W 6th-tallest in Georgia.[22][23]
7 Promenade II 691 ft (211 m) 40 1989 33°47′16.1″N 84°23′6.4″W 7th-tallest in Georgia.[24][25]
8 AT&T Midtown Center 677 ft (206 m) 47 1980 33°46′21.7″N 84°23′12.2″W 8th-tallest in Georgia.[26][27]
9 3344 Peachtree 665 ft (203 m) 48 2008 33°50′49.1″N 84°22′7.2″W 9th-tallest in Georgia. Tallest building in Buckhead. Tallest building constructed in Atlanta in the 2000s.[28][29]
10 1180 Peachtree 657 ft (200 m) 41 2006 33°47′12.7″N 84°23′1.8″W 10th-tallest in Georgia.[30][31]
11 GLG Grand-Four Seasons 609 ft (186 m) 53 1992 33°47′10.6″N 84°23′7.6″W 11th-tallest in Georgia.[32][33]
12 The Mansion on Peachtree 580 ft (177 m) 42 2008 33°50′58.4″N 84°22′0.2″W 12th-tallest in Georgia.[34][35]
13 The Atlantic 577 ft (176 m) 46 2009 33°47′26.8″N 84°23′51.7″W 13th-tallest in Georgia. Tallest all-residential building in Atlanta.[36][37]
14 Two Peachtree Building 556 ft (169 m) 44 1967 33°45′15″N 84°23′26″W Also known as the State of Georgia Building. Tallest building constructed in Atlanta in the 1960s.[38][39]
15 Marriott Marquis Hotel 554 ft (169 m) 52 1985 33°45′41″N 84°23′05″W Largest Hotel Atrium in Georgia[40][41]
16 Icon Midtown 515 ft (157 m) 39 2018 33°47′11″N 84°23′17″W Tallest building constructed in Atlanta in the 2010s.[42]
17 ViewPoint 501 ft (153 m) 36 2008 33°46′40.4″N 84°23′2.6″W [43][44]
18 TWELVE Centennial Park Tower I 491 ft (150 m) 39 2007 33°45′55″N 84°23′16″W [45][46]
19 Midtown One Office Tower 488 ft (149 m) 38 2010 33°47′02″N 84°22′58″W Also known as 1075 Peachtree[47][48]
20 Park Avenue Condominiums 486 ft (148 m) 44 2000 33°51′19″N 84°21′42″W [49][50]
21 Terminus 100 485 ft (148 m) 26 2007 33°50′39″N 84°22′17″W [51][52]
22 The Paramount at Buckhead 478 ft (146 m) 40 2004 33°51′04″N 84°22′03″W [53][54]
23 The Ritz-Carlton Residences 469 ft (143 m) 40 2009 33°51′16″N 84°21′30″W Also known as 3630 Peachtree Road.[55][56]
24 Centennial Tower 459 ft (140 m) 36 1976 33°45′24″N 84°23′31″W [57][58]
25= Equitable Building 453 ft (138 m) 34 1967 33°45′24″N 84°23′19″W [59][60]
25= Spire 453 ft (138 m) 28 2005 33°46′42″N 84°23′05″W [61][62]
27 Buckhead Grand 451 ft (137 m) 38 2004 33°50′56″N 84°22′15″W [63][64]
28 One Park Tower 439 ft (134 m) 32 1961 33°45′17″N 84°23′22″W [65][66]
29 1100 Peachtree Street 428 ft (130 m) 28 1990 33°45′17″N 84°23′22″W [67][68]
30 Atlanta Plaza 1 425 ft (130 m) 32 1985 33°50′48″N 84°21′26″W [69][70]
31= Park Place 420 ft (128 m) 40 1986 33°49′39″N 84°23′18″W [71][72]
31= 2828 Peachtree 420 ft (128 m) 33 2002 33°49′59″N 84°23′7″W [73][74]
31= Icon Buckhead 420 ft (128 m) 35 2019 33°49′39″N 84°23′18″W [75]
34 10 Terminus Place 411 ft (125 m) 32 2008 33°50′43″N 84°22′18″W [76]
35 1280 West 410 ft (125 m) 38 1989 33°47′20″N 84°23′17″W [77][78]
36 1010 Midtown 407 ft (124 m) 36 2009 33°47′02″N 84°23′02″W [79]
37 Peachtree Summit One 406 ft (124 m) 31 1975 33°45′55″N 84°23′13″W [80][81]
38 One Coca-Cola Plaza 403 ft (123 m) 29 1980 33°46′15″N 84°23′47″W [82][83]
39 Tower Place 100 401 ft (122 m) 29 1974 33°48′40″N 84°23′31″W [84][85]

Timeline of tallest buildings

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 Image Street address Years as tallest Height
ft (m)
Floors Reference
Equitable Building[upper-alpha 2] 30–44 Edgewood Avenue SE 1892–1897 117 ft (36 m)[upper-alpha 3] 8 [4]
Flatiron Building 74 Peachtree Street NW 1897–1901 160 ft (49 m)[upper-alpha 3] 11 [86]
Empire Building[upper-alpha 4] 35 Broad Street NW 1901–1905 240 ft (73 m)[upper-alpha 3] 14 [87]
Fourth National Bank Building 14 Peachtree Street NW (SW corner Peachtree and Marietta streets) 1905-1906 N/A[upper-alpha 3] 16 [88]
Candler Building 127 Peachtree Street NE 1906–1929 N/A[upper-alpha 3] 17 [89]
Rhodes-Haverty Building[upper-alpha 5] 134 Peachtree Street NW 1929–1958 246 ft (75 m) 21 [90]
Fulton National Bank[upper-alpha 6] 55 Marietta Street NW 1958–1961 295 ft (90 m) 21 [91]
One Park Tower 34 Peachtree Street 1961–1967 439 ft (134 m) 32 [65][66]
State of Georgia Building 2 Peachtree Street NW 1967–1976 556 ft (169 m) 44 [38][39]
Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel 210 Peachtree Street NW 1976–1987 723 ft (220 m) 73 [20][21]
One Atlantic Center 1201 West Peachtree Street NE 1987–1992 820 ft (250 m) 50 [16][17]
Bank of America Plaza 600 Peachtree Street NE 1992–present 1,023 ft (312 m) 55 [1][14]

Notes

  1. The comparison uses the current standard criteria as a continuously habitable high-rise building that has over 40 floors, and is taller than approximately 492 feet (150 m).[6][7] See also Skyscraper for more details on how the definition has evolved over time.
  2. This building was demolished in 1971.[4]
  3. Official height figures have never been released by this building's developer.
  4. 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]
  5. This building was originally known as the Rhodes-Haverty Building, but has since been renamed the Marriott Residence Inn-Downtown.
  6. This building was originally known Fulton National Bank, but has since been renamed 55 Marietta Street.

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