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Renderings: Midtown’s AT&T campus could be reborn as pedestrian-friendly ‘Tower Square’

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Enlivened plaza would include new green space more welcoming to passersby

a rendering of the reminagined space
Renderings show a more approachable tower base.
Renderings: CBRE

A stone’s throw from the Fox Theatre, Midtown’s prominent AT&T building could be on track for a pedestrian-friendly transformation that brings new restaurants and retail to the high-traffic area.

Commercial real estate investment and development firm CBRE recently launched marketing efforts for what could be known as “Tower Square,” a nearly 2 million-square-foot mixed-use project that better activates the space around the telecommunication giant’s intown campus.

AT&T announced last year it will be vacating the 46-story building sometime in 2019 to consolidate offices elsewhere. The new plans for activating the tower’s base are far more detailed than early ideas unveiled by Midtown Alliance last year.

Sited at 675 West Peachtree Street, across the street from Norfolk Southern’s under-construction headquarters, Tower Square could ultimately see 70,000 square feet of loft office space, 90,000 square feet of retail, as well as a 130,000-square-foot data center.

The Norfolk Southern-anchored project, under construction at bottom left, is also expected to introduce green space at the intersection, contrary to this rendering.

The project, according to a new CBRE website, “offers a density of features no other Atlanta office space can deliver.”

The current site, neighboring Bank of America Plaza, though more walkable and bikeable than much of the city, is quite gray and cold.

According to renderings distributed by CBRE, Tower Square would be reinvigorated with fresh green space, dining patios, and architectural accents that would serve to woo patrons from the street.

The project would also have close proximity to the North Avenue MARTA Station, plus “a convenient skybridge connection to deck parking in the annex building.”

CBRE officials did not immediately respond to Curbed Atlanta’s request for comment. This story will be updated if responses are provided.

The site’s current conditions.
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