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At Atlanta’s Perimeter, State Farm's next tower launches construction

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Massive corporate campus is turning Dunwoody corner into a mini-city

The existing tower, with a construction site and cranes in front of it.
The new tower will look much like the one completed last year.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

The old adage “Connect it to MARTA, and they will build it” is proving valid once again.

So that might not be a real saying, but construction work is indeed moving forward on the next tower at State Farm’s corporate campus, adjacent to Dunwoody MARTA Station, at Perimeter Center.

Site preparation for Phase II of the “Park Center” development is wrapping up, and cranes mark where a 22-story office building is beginning to rise. Designed by Cooper Carry, the building will match the tower completed last year, adjacent to the MARTA platform.

Initially, the site was slated to include not only the State Farm corporate campus, but residences, a hotel, and other retail and office space. However, those plans were scrapped back in 2015 in favor of more offices.

Eventually, three towers will form a campus for more than 8,000 workers, housing the southeastern operations for the insurance company.

A site plan for the development, with the completed building to the far right and the under-construction building at center.

The new campus, straddling the border between Sandy Springs and Dunwoody, is just the latest manifestation of a development boom in the Perimeter Center area.

Plans are in the works for a new office and hotel development on the opposite side of the MARTA station, while a massive mixed-use development could rise across Hammond Drive.

According to KDC, construction of the building will take approximately three years. No timeline is available for completion of the entire campus.

The development, when completed.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta