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Midtown’s Anthem Technology Center lands funding, will begin construction in weeks

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Office tower will replace two small buildings and a parking lot in changing corridor

A glass tower with “Anthem” atop it.
The new Anthem Technology Center.
Portman Holdings

In less than a month, officials say construction will begin on Midtown’s latest new office tower, located along West Peachtree Street, just south of Tech Square.

The Anthem Technology Center, announced last year, will rise on the site of a small SunTrust branch, an old home, and a sprawling parking lot. It will stand just across 4th Street from under-construction Coda tower.

A groundbreaking is now scheduled for Feb. 21.

Designed by John Portman & Associates and developed by Portman Holdings, the 352,000-square-foot project is slated to cost $150 million. When complete, the tower will be home to some 3,000 IT workers for Anthem, a health benefits company.

The glass tower will sit atop a six-story parking deck, despite the fact a block-filling parking deck sits directly adjacent to the site, with the North Avenue MARTA station also nearby.

John Portman & Associates

To encourage interaction between employees, and healthy habits, all office spaces will open to two-story atriums, connected by stairs. The arrangement will allow employees to walk easily between floors and foster collaboration, via informal gathering areas.

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.

Construction is expected to take two years.

A glassy, angular tower, with faceted facade surrounding parking on levels 3-8. John Portman & Associates
A glass tower with “Anthem” atop it. Portman Holdings