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Fresh renderings: Atlantic Station’s next projects to feature green-filled rooftops

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The developments would bring a combined 700,000 square feet of new office space to the district

a rendering of the planned rooftop terrace
Development officials say convening with nature promotes wellness.
Renderings: Hines

Atlantic Station’s ongoing metamorphosis will soon bring new green space (in high places) to office buildings rising at the retail district.

Developer Hines, a Houston-based company, is in the process of building the two-pronged Atlantic Yards office complex, as well as the timber-framed T3 West Midtown office building.

Renderings of both projects released this week provide an idea of plentiful greenery and notable skyline views in the works.

Atlantic Yards’s 10th floor rooftop deck.

The two projects are slated to deliver some 700,000 square feet of high-end office space to the West Midtown mini-city—230,000 at T3 and the rest at Atlantic Yards.

Seven-story T3—named for Hines’s “timber transit technology”—broke ground in May 2018 and is projected to debut in September. It’s just the second of its kind in the U.S.

Development officials told Curbed Atlanta in January they were eyeing a few “tech-savvy customers” as prospective office tenants, although no announcements have been made.

A rendering of the under-construction T3 West Midtown rooftop.

The larger Atlantic Yards development began construction at the beginning of the year, and, once completed at the end of 2020, would mimic the industrial aesthetic of Atlantic Station’s past.

The first phase of the $189 million Atlantic Yards development is bringing a three-story parking complex. That will serve as the foundation for the office stacks, set to stand in what’s now a pit on 17th Street, overlooking the Connector.

Atlantic Yards would also feature about 20,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant space.

The vision for Atlantic Yards.

A Hines representative told Curbed the outdoor space—namely the rooftop terraces—“is vital to recruiting the best talent, and developer Hines has taken note.”

The new renderings, a spokeswoman said, “show both buildings’ rooftops strategically outfitted with outdoor elements the modern office worker craves: soft seating, meeting spaces, shaded covers, urban greenery, and of course, sweeping views of the Atlanta skyline.”

Also ongoing at Atlantic Station is the HGOR-designed redevelopment of Central Park, a project that’s supposed to wrap by Thanksgiving.

Developers say the facade of T3 will be made of steel, harkening the roots of the site as the Atlantic Steel Mill.
An early rendering of T3 West Midtown.
An interior at the under-construction T3 West Midtown.

This story has been updated to indicate that T3 is now expected to be complete by September, not July, as officials had previously said. Additionally, an out-of-date aerial rendering was removed and replaced with newer images.