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Refreshingly Interesting Tower Pitched For Midtown Mile

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A 35-story apartment tower pitched for the heart of Midtown could make a profound architectural statement and break the glassy mold set by recent Atlanta high-rises. On a site at 6th and Peachtree street that's currently a parking lot, The Integral Group is planning a $70 million development that would offer 25,000 square feet of retail and roughly 400 apartments, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. It would rise just south of the Viewpoint condominiums, another tall residential component of the Midtown Mile.

Developer Egbert Perry told the newspaper he wants the project to be "iconic" in order to stand the test of time. Designed by architects Perkins+Will, the concept is an arresting geometric monolith and a contrast to the sleek glass that's filled the city's skies of late. Perry brought the plans before the Midtown Development Review Committee this week. Funding for the project is pending, but Perry said he's in negotiations with a couple of interested parties.

· Midtown tower proposed [Atlanta Business Chronicle; subscriber content]
· Recent Midtown news and discussion [Curbed Atlanta]
[Rendering: Integral Group/Perkins + Will]