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Ground Breaks On Second 12th & Midtown Apt. Tower

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Construction has officially started at 60 11th St., where the 12th & Midtown mega-project's second apartment and retail tower is expected to be completed by spring 2016. Located at the corner of 11th Street and Crescent Avenue (across from the Federal Reserve building), the 20-story tower will accompany its existing 23-story sibling known as 77 12th. It also joins four other apartment towers (at least) under construction within a few square blocks in Midtown.

In addition to 320 one- and two-bedroom apartments, 60 11th is expected to include roughly 15,000 square feet of retail with storefronts on both 11th and Crescent. A spokeswoman for developer Daniel Corp. said in an email the new tower's amenities will include the following: "indoor and outdoor plaza level featuring saline pool with waterfall, outdoor lounges, grilling areas and sports lounge; and sky club level featuring outdoor sky deck with a fireplace," among other perks.

The renderings for 60 11thsuggest it will look strikingly similar to the neighboring tower. That said, Daniel Corp. senior VP Steve Baile called the art "for scale only." "Materials and orientation of materials will change substantially," he said. What exactly all that means, we're not sure, but the recent groundbreaking means another step in the right direction for the behemoth 12th & Midtown project — one that's been dubbed "the largest single contributor" to the Midtown Mile concept and will ultimately offer about 3 million square feet of apartments, condos, office and hotel space.

— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep

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