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Evolution of downtown’s Peachtree Center to continue with office tower revamps

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Mixed-use complex by John Portman is undergoing renovations inside and out

a rendering of the front stoop
Vision for a refreshed entry.
Renderings: Peachtree Center

More prominent high-rises are scheduled for interior and exterior upgrades in downtown Atlanta, continuing a recent wave of investment for landmark properties in the area.

At the corner of Peachtree Center Avenue and John Portman Boulevard—the Portman-developed Peachtree Center mixed-use campus—the two Marquis office towers are soon to undergo a primping to overhaul their conference facility and office lobbies, as well as add a new fitness center.

The updated conference center, according to a Peachtree Center news release, is expected to boast a training room, board room, and “semi-private breakout niches.”

And these newly announced renovations come with a bit of flair, too.

The improved office lobbies promise a gaming area replete with pool tables and shuffleboard.

And the new workout facilities would offer yoga and spin studios, in addition to “Grab-n-Go” refreshments.

But the Peachtree Center revamps don’t end on the inside of the office towers.

The front stoops of the 28-story Marquis One and Marquis Two buildings are primed for a revitalization by way of green space and the cultivation of what developers call a “living room experience.”

“The façade of the Marquis Towers will also receive a facelift, including greenery to offer seasonal color, soften the streetscape and focus visitor’s attention on the new entry façades,” per the release.

A photo of a mural in progress in downtown Atlanta.
French street artist Hopare (aka, Alexandre Monteiro) painted his first mural in the Southeast, titled Symphony, at Peachtree Center recently.
Photo courtesy of Banyan Street Capital
A rendering of the interior of a shopping center (Peachtree Center). There is a glass skylight with colorful lights. There are people walking on the ground floor.
The reimagined atrium at Peachtree Center’s The Hub.
Beck Group renderings courtesy of Banyan Street Capital

In addition to the Marquis Tower upgrades, which are scheduled to wrap by year’s end, the much-anticipated retail center The Hub—a mix of new eateries and other retail options—is gearing up for a spring debut at the Peachtree Center campus.

Elsewhere downtown, the historic Department Building is undergoing a $10.5-million upgrade that would deliver creative loft office spaces and a sky deck with views all the way to Stone Mountain.