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UPDATED: New renderings of Anthem tower in Midtown highlight street-level connection

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Tower mass will be broken in half, with two-story atriums linked by grand stairs uniting the two.

A glassy, angular tower, with faceted facade surrounding parking on levels 3-8.
The new Anthem HQ, slated to rise at the corner of West Peachtree and 4th streets.
John Portman & Associates

EDIT: An old aerial rendering of the project was removed, and new views have been added. Additionally, the design team has confirmed that the parking deck is wrapped solely in metal panels and not glass.

A new view of the proposed Anthem Technology Center in Midtown has been revealed, offering a sense of how the tower will interact with the street.

The rendering, released by John Portman & Associates (JPA), shows two levels of transparency at the ground level of the structure, facing West Peachtree and 4th streets.

According to the project’s lead designer, Luca Maffey, the base of the building is “eroded,” providing for wider sidewalks and covered space at the entry of the building.

Atop the recessed lobby and ground-floor gathering area are six levels of parking—wrapped in faceted metal panels. Multiple glass-box masses make up the office space, slated to house more than 3,000 IT workers.

Two-story atriums will connect the two halves of the building, offering employees a space to mingle and add architectural interest to the facade by breaking up the building volume.

Additionally, the building will have two amenity levels with terraces—at floors 8 and 16—which will offer dining options, lounges, a gym, and game rooms.

Unlike most office towers, stairs will be incorporated in the heart of the building, offering employees the chance to walk between floors.

The tower was designed to complement its under-construction neighbor CODA, also designed by JPA. That project is slated to include a food hall.

Look for construction to begin on the Anthem tower Feb. 1, with a grand opening slated for February 2020.

John Portman & Associates
John Portman & Associates
John Portman & Associates
A glassy, angular tower, with faceted facade surrounding parking on levels 3-8. John Portman & Associates