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Waldorf Astoria Atlanta will not be Midtown’s Opus condos brand

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Plans would have brought studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, plus penthouses 70 stories above Midtown

UPDATE: 12/16/16 @ 8:50PM

It turns out the views and luxury are truly something that Atlantans have never seen before... or will see — at least as a Waldorf Astoria property.

According to the VP at Berkshire Hathway HomeServices Georgia Properties’ CITY HAUS Division, Kerman Haynes, “Waldorf Astoria will not be involved in Midtown Atlanta’s newest condominium tower, No2 Opus Place. While developers were at one point in discussions with Waldorf Astoria, these talks ended in June 2016. Ownership elected to build a very special residential tower without a hotel component due to the strength of the condominium market in Atlanta.”

Haynes went on to say,It was a smart move on their part given the amount of interest we received from our registration website and site signage all before the opening of the sales gallery. The ability to offer additional building services and amenities, while lowering the common charges, was another consideration that will benefit buyers at No2 Opus Place.”

Still, the renderings offer a glimpse of what luxury living atop No2 Opus Place will look like, regardless of the brand.

Midtown was surprised earlier this week with construction fences and what appeared to be site work along 14th Street at the site of Opus — what promises to be Atlanta’s tallest residential building.

Announced earlier this year, the 70-story project (somewhere along the way it seems to have lost four stories) garnered a lot of attention as it would stick out in the Midtown skyline thanks to its towering stature.

With 382 residential units and 180 hotel rooms, the building promised the ultimate in luxury living and accommodation in the city.

Now, the tower has been revealed as a Waldorf Astoria property, with a website launching to show prospective buyers what can be bought for upwards of $1,000 per square foot.

The website heralds the building as a game-changer for the city:

Renderings show gleaming modern units with kitchens of marble and dark wood, large balconies, and views for days.

Literally, views like Atlanta homes have never seen before.

It’s free to look, but we know that the properties won’t come cheap. No prices are listed, and if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it.