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.
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.
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