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First look at towers planned for Midtown

10:41 PM, Feb 6, 2014   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Atlanta Business Chronicle has obtained copies of the plans for the 98 14th Street project in Midtown, which is proposed for the 4-acre "symphony center" site.

The new plans reveal previously unknown details about the nearly 2 million-square-foot mixed-use development that includes three high-rise towers.

The tallest, dubbed Tower C, would soar 60 stories and contain 300 residential units and a hotel. Tower B would have 57 stories and up to 500 residential units. Tower A would have 39 stories and up to 500 units.

"The towers will share a common design language articulated with the extensive use of projecting balconies," say the plans. "The building envelope will consist of extensive areas of insulated vision glass and infill panels, connecting residents with their outdoor spaces ... By varying degrees, the buildings will appear to be transparent, translucent and reflective of their surrounds and changing atmospheric conditions."

A two-story open retail mall will serve "as an internal focal point of the development." Ground-floor retail also will line 14th Street, wrapping around a portion of each tower.

In total, the project could include 90,000 square feet of shops and restaurants, 1,300 apartments, 340 hotel rooms and about 1,500 parking spaces. The development team includes Olympia Heights Management LLC and international design firm Arquitectonica.

"A refined palette of contemporary materials will give the various project elements a coherent and uncluttered appearance. Bold, understandable architectural forms will maximize openness, view and connectivity, while at the same time, making a distinguished mark on the Atlanta skyline."

The development would be built in phases with completion set for 2020.

(Atlanta Business Chronicle)

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