Just south of Piedmont Hospital, at 1776 Peachtree Road, stands an unabashedly midcentury modern building. Built back in 1962, the building epitomizes the flair of the decade, despite a renovation that removed a concrete screen that once dominated the center of the facade.
Now, however, big changes are in store for the old facility, with the new owners kicking off a major "update" to appeal to new tenants.
Unfortunately, from the renderings, it looks like 1776 Peachtree will be taking on a sort of Jekyll-and-Hyde appearance, with the southern half of the Peachtree elevation being clad in a new glass skin, and the northern half remaining pretty much the same.
In other words, the "finished" product could look half-finished.
Standing seven stories, the building features almost a quarter of a million square feet of office space. The owners tout the building's proximity to the Beltline's Tanyard Creek spur (in meters; someone should mention we still use imperial in the US) as well as a range of restaurants in walking distance. New features will include a rooftop deck — complete with restaurant and bar — with views of the Midtown and downtown skylines, "loft-like ceilings" (a buzzword these days), and a spruced-up lobby.
Will all those amenities be enough to draw in new tenants?
- 1776 Peachtree [building website]
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