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Atlanta's Oldest Skyscraper Given New Lease on Life

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The long-anticipated transformation of downtown Atlanta's Flatiron Building into FlatironCity is almost complete. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, renovations are wrapping up at the 11-story, wedge-shaped structure across from Woodruff Park. Built in 1897, the building is Atlanta's oldest standing skyscraper, but it fell derelict for many years as the neighborhood around it languished. Now, however, it's back with some serious 21st Century moxie.

This incarnation of the building features collaborative work spaces for stratups and freelancers. With amenities like beer-stocked fridges, 2-gigabit internet, Microsoft Surface Hubs and a 3D printer, the historic building is anything but outdated.

While the majority of the 40,000-square-foot building will be dedicated to offices, the ground floor will house three restaurants for Atlantans to enjoy. With about 50 percent of the space already leased, the finishing touches can't come soon enough,

· A look inside downtown's FlatironCity [Atlanta Business Chronicle; subscriber]