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Photos: Catching up with central Buckhead’s changing skyline

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Office stacks, apartments, and condo towers making a comeback—the heart of Buckhead has it all right now

Buckhead’s home to nesting cranes like it’s 2008 again.
Buckhead’s home to nesting cranes like it’s 2008 again.

Midtown might have hogged the attention of Atlanta crane-watchers in recent years, but don’t sleep on Buckhead.

Since the Great Recession’s cobwebs of development idleness blew away, the monied Atlanta subdistrict has been surging skyward, from the blocks around Lenox Square to the site where a storied restaurant once hosted fondu parties. And crocodiles.

Thousands of apartments—and the City of Atlanta’s first new office tower in ages—have ensued.

Now, the rising towers of Buckhead are diversifying further, injecting for-sale condos into the mix, as a recent tour showed for this installment of Visual Journeys:

The 35-story Icon tower, as seen from Stratford Road, should be a prominent skyline addition, with an architectural fin jutting up and over the Related Group project.
Having replaced the Brutalist Christian Church Buckhead, sitting in front of the SkyHouse Buckhead tower, Icon is expected to deliver 363 luxury apartments in the second quarter of 2019, per developers.
As spotlighted previously, the recently finished Hanover Buckhead Village is offering 353 apartments within a 21-story building. It stands over Roswell Road, overlooking Charlie Loudermilk Park.
Next to the Hanover property, more cranes.
Restaurant and retail space coming together on Irby Avenue.
Fencing and signs for The Office along East Paces Ferry Road, the Oliver McMillan venture reclaiming the grave of HiFi Buys, where construction hasn’t quite started. This office piece next to the company’s upscale shopping mecca will be going up behind The Charles Buckhead condos.
The front side of The Charles Buckhead from Peachtree Road at East Paces Ferry, on the north side of The Shops Buckhead Atlanta.
The ground floor of The Charles Buckhead envelops the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams building.
The Charles Buckhead from underneath scaffolding
The Charles. Expect 57 condos and prices starting at $1.3 million.
Here’s Modera Buckhead from Pharr Road on the south side of The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. It will ultimately rise 21 stories and contain 399 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments atop 21,000 square feet of retail space.
From a side street off Pharr Road. A condo tower, The Sutton, is rising next door, with prices between $500,000 and $1.4 million.
A look down Pharr Road shows recent multifamily additions, such as Elle of Buckhead, as the Modera building climbs.