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Mercedes-Benz HQ has risen from formerly wooded Sandy Springs site

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Work on the office building is progressing, with steel and concrete looming high

Four stories of metal framing for the future office building.
Progress on the new Mercedes-Benz HQ building in Sandy Springs.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

The relocation of Mercedes-Benz’s North American operations from New Jersey to the metro area was a major coup when announced back in 2015.

Once the deal was ironed out, the automotive company selected a large, wooded site in Sandy Springs with easy access to Georgia 400.

Site selection was followed by the release of renderings for the minimalist glassy building nearly a year ago, which left many questioning how a company that embraces curvaceous design in their product could be building something so boxy.

Since then, the once wooded site has been cleared, hills have been flattened, and work is well underway on the building.

Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

Meanwhile, similar clear cutting and land reshaping has happened on a large tract across Abernathy Road in preparation for a large residential development by Ashton Woods. That English Village-inspired neighborhood occupies the former site of Glenridge Hall.

The Mercedes-Benz facility is slated to open in 2018.

The building is surrounded by surface parking lots and dwarfed by a massive parking deck at the rear.
An aerial view of what the building will look like when completed.
Mercedes-Benz via BisNow