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Exclusive: How Midtown’s ongoing Campanile expansion could enliven Peachtree

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Now under construction, the development will produce new retail and office space

A rendering shows new construction built at the bottom floors of the Campanile tower.
Under construction now, at the corner of 13th and Peachtree streets.
Renderings by Smallwood, courtesy of Dewberry Group

Construction crews are continuing to transform the foot of a late-1980s office tower in Midtown, and until now, little was known about what exactly the finished product might look like.

This week, officials with Dewberry Group, owner of the Campanile building, shared renderings with Curbed Atlanta that lend a glimpse at what the future could hold for the former home of the BellSouth telecommunications company.

With 21 stories comprising some 500,000 square feet of office space at the corner of 14th and Peachtree streets, the Campanile is welcoming new facilities around its base.

A tall building with grass at the base with many other tall buildings around it.
How the property around Campanile’s base looked a year ago, at 13th and Peachtree streets.
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From 14th and Peachtree streets, in December 2018.
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Expect a six-story, 125,000-square-foot office and retail podium to wrap around the foot of the tower, atop the existing parking deck on site.

“In the podium, new floors align with the existing floors of the office tower resulting in office floor plates of approximately 45,000 square feet,” according to plans outlined on architecture firm Smallwood’s website. “Ground level spaces are occupied by retail tenants that activate the street and contribute to the vitality of the neighborhood.”

A rendering shows the six-story podium wrapped around the foot of the building.
As seen from the south.

Outdoor dining space could be on the way, too.

Plus, the building itself, it seems, is primed to grow one story—25,000 square feet—taller, and the three-story lobby in the tower is poised to undergo a major renovation, per the architecture firm.

A rendering shows a renewed lobby space with white marble and apparently foliage covering the wall behind the reception desk.
Expectations for the renovated lobby.
Another rendering of the lobby shows how long glass windows will provide views of the Midtown streetscape.
Another rendering of the lobby shows that the green wall stretches three stories up.
A wide-angle rendering of the whole project shows the building with a new floor and the podium at the bottom.
Approaching from the north on Peachtree Street.