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One Georgia Center

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One Georgia Center
One Georgia Center, Atlanta, GA (40508046823).jpg
One Georgia Center (2019)
Location within Atlanta Midtown
One Georgia Center (Atlanta)
One Georgia Center (Georgia (U.S. state))
One Georgia Center (the United States)
Alternative namesLife of Georgia Building
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
Architectural styleInternational
Address600 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Coordinates33°46′15″N 84°23′16″W / 33.77083°N 84.38778°W / 33.77083; -84.38778
Completed1968
Height371 ft (113 m)
Technical details
Floor count24
Lifts/elevators10
Design and construction
Architecture firmLamberson, Plunkett, Shirley and Wooddall
Eggers & Higgins
Main contractorCousins Properties
References
[1][2]

One Georgia Center (also known as the Life of Georgia Building) is a skyscraper in SoNo, Atlanta, at the intersection of West Peachtree Street and North Avenue. Completed in 1968, the 24-story building is notable for its Georgia marble exterior.[3]

History

One Georgia Center was built in 1968, originally as the headquarters for the Life of Georgia Insurance Company. While initially planned as a 29-story building, upon completion the building topped out at 24 stories, with a construction cost of $13.5 million.[4][5] Originally, the building was capped by a large sign for Life of Georgia, though this has since been removed.[5] According to the American Institute of Architects, the building is notable for being one of the first skyscrapers built in Atlanta outside of downtown Atlanta, precipitating a steady growth in midtown Atlanta's skyline.[6] In 2011, Cousins Properties sold the building for $48.6 million.[7]

References

  1. ^ One Georgia Center at Emporis
  2. ^ "One Georgia Center". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  3. ^ "Life of Georgia building postcard". Atlanta Time Machine. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  4. ^ Martin, Harold H. (1987). Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events : Years of Change and Challenge, 1940-1976. III. University of Georgia Press. p. 450. ISBN 978-0-8203-0913-2 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ a b Kahn, Michael (January 17, 2017). "Rediscovering Atlanta's Architecture: the Life of Georgia Building". ArtsATL. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  6. ^ Gournay, Isabelle (1993). Sams, Gerald W. (ed.). AIA Guide to the Architecture of Atlanta. University of Georgia Press. pp. 95–97. ISBN 978-0-8203-1450-1 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ Sams, Douglas (October 25, 2011). "Cousins sells One Georgia Center". Atlanta Business Chronicle. American City Business Journals. Retrieved January 28, 2020.

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