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Photos: Icon Midtown celebrates opening, touts views for days

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One of Atlanta’s tallest residential buildings features panoramic vistas and deluxe amenities

The skyline from 39 floors up.
The view south toward downtown from the rooftop terrace, as seen last year.
Icon Midtown

Construction has entered its final weeks at Atlanta’s tallest post-recession building thus far, Icon Midtown.

The 39-story tower at the corner of West Peachtree and 14th streets—most recognizable for its soaring, lighted HENSE mural—has welcomed a handful of residents over the past few months. But with the full slate of amenities expected to come online in the next few weeks, a soft opening party was held Wednesday to show the building off.

Inside, the tower boasts luxe finishes and floorplans ranging from 600-square-foot studios to three-bedroom, two-bathroom pads with more than 1,400 square feet.

The 39th floor features a game room, bar, roof terrace, and a small cigar terrace overlooking Midtown; the pool deck, outdoor dining area, and a glass-edged hot tub overhanging 14th Street are on the 11th floor.

A hot-tub party bobbing over 14th Street, anyone?
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
The bar and outdoor dining terrace on the 11th floor, overlooking the sprawling roof of the new Whole Foods.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
The pool on the 11th floor runs under part of the tower.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

Other amenities include a large fitness area, complete with massage rooms—masseuse not included—on the ground floor. When the adjacent Whole Foods opens, residents will be able to access it (and an adjoining restaurant space fronting West Peachtree Street) from Icon’s lobby.

Of course, the amenities, walkability, and brand-new-apartment smell don’t come cheap.

Units start at nearly $1,900 per month and go up from there.

The view east from the 39th floor.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
Looking south through Midtown.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
The Buckhead skyline and even the King and Queen buildings in Sandy Springs are visible to the north.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

The views from the 39th floor are undeniably spectacular, and each bedroom in the building fits a king bed, but overall there’s little to truly set Icon apart from the other “luxury” offerings that have popped up in the city.

It’ll be interesting to see if leasing picks up once the construction fences come down.

Inside the art-filled lobby of the building, off 14th Street.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
The concierge desk.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
Inside a one-bedroom unit.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta