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Metro Atlanta Chamber Moving On Up, Making Way for Centennial Park

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Organization releases renderings for spiffy new downtown digs

The Metro Atlanta Chamber just announced the relocation of its 75 employees from Centennial Olympic Park to 191 Peachtree Tower — a move that will allow downtown's signature park to grow larger.

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority bought the current chamber building as part of its plan to expand greenspace around 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park, which means, yes, bulldozing the old building.

In a press release, Greater Atlanta Chamber President Hala Moddelmog said it's "bittersweet to give up our longtime home, (but) we are truly excited about GWCCA's plans to expand and upgrade Centennial Olympic Park."

Added Moddelmog: "Just like GWCCA is creating a whole new downtown experience, the chamber is seizing new opportunities as we embark on the next era in our own organization's history."

The chamber plans to move into a 25,000 square-foot space in the 50-story downtown skyscraper late this year. The new location will include space for meetings, events, and programs, offering "exceptional amenities and breathtaking views of the city."

Sounds like a win-win.