Alternate views have emerged for a proposed 35-story apartment tower in the heart of Midtown that could give the area an aesthetic jolt. Most notable is the arrangement of the building's base, as seen from the north on Peachtree Street. There, the tower's rectangular shape gives way to a stair-step design that looks to be home to retail, and possibly parking. The Integral Group, a development company pitching the tower for a parking lot at 6th and Peachtree streets, envisions an urban grocery store possibly anchoring the 25,000 square feet of retail, with some 400 apartments above, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. The exterior of the concrete-and-glass tower's base could host artwork from sculptor Ned Kahn, whose designs play with natural elements like water and fire, and whose impressive portfolio counts projects around the world. Architects for the overall project would be Midtown-based Perkins + Will, a firm that's played a major role in the Beltline's vision. But let us not count chickens: Funding for the $70-million project is pending.
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