Located at one of the city's most highly sought-after urban locations - a prime intersection in the center of Midtown Atlanta - Phases I and II of Peachtree Pointe Office Building will ultimately offer the community 450,000 square feet of highly finished corporate office space; 15,000 square feet of streetfront retail space; and 850 parking spaces. First phase is a seven-story, 165,000-square-foot office building and 330-space parking deck, designed to accommodate future expansion of the Phase II office building. The second phase will be a 12-story, 300,000-square-foot building addition atop seven levels of garage parking and 520 additional parking spaces.
Atlanta-based Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart provided master planning and architectural services for Phases I and II. Project highlights of Phase I include:
• An exterior cladding consisting of architectural precast concrete in polished and Polychrome granite and tinted, low-e insulating glass in painted aluminum frames. The unusual punched opening, modular-grid expression of the concrete is in full contrast with glass-and-stone curtainwall treatments at building corners. A striking focal point that fronts Peachtree Street is a circular rotunda, which echoes the curvature of sidewalk corners in historic Atlanta.
• Outdoor landscape terraces, ground-level retail space, trees, decorative street lighting, lush plantings, etc. create an approachable, park-like atmosphere. A semi-circular monumental stair ascends the natural terrain, allowing entrance to the second floor of the two-story stone- and wood-clad lobby. An open green lawn with existing mature oak trees acts as a front door to the project.
• In addition to the obvious aesthetics of its design, Peachtree Pointe Plaza is equipped with extensive fiber-optic telecommunications cabling for high-tech power and data transmission. This includes high-speed DSL Internet connections for prime tenants.
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