1180 Peachtree

Atlanta, Georgia
Pickard Chilton

A new tower revitalizes Atlanta's skyscraper tradition.

The tallest tower to be built in the city in fourteen years, 1180 Peachtree rises 41 floors to a height of over 645 feet. The project is anchored by an impressive 40-foot-high landscaped lobby and is topped with a 119-foot lighted steel and glass veil. It serves as the international headquarters for one of the top 50 law firms in the world, King & Spalding.

1180 Peachtree
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1180 Peachtree

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Clad in a highly articulated painted aluminum and glass curtain wall, 1180 Peachtree’s structural system is situated on the outside, resulting in an energy and space efficient enclosure in addition to more usable space inside. The curtain wall’s projected vertical mullions mitigate solar gain and accentuate the 10-foot, floor-to-ceiling glass inside all office spaces. Vertically bisecting the curtain wall, a recessed notch further articulates the project’s façade. The tower is capped by an extension of the glazing, which gently curves to create a distinctive presence on the Atlanta skyline.

Nearly half of the 2.3-acre site is dedicated to public open space, landscaped streets, gardens and courts that create a beautiful and welcoming public realm. The project has been pivotal to Midtown’s emerging urban revitalization.

1180 Peachtree is one the most advanced skyscrapers in a generation and incorporates the latest sustainable design strategies. As a pilot project for the USGBC’s LEED Core and Shell certification program, 1180 Peachtree was the first high-rise office building in the world to be pre-certified for LEED-CS Silver and the second to be awarded LEED-CS Gold.

Innovative approaches and advanced techniques were integrated throughout the design and construction process to create a truly unique building. Particular attention was paid to the integration of the landscape and hardscape with the building as well as the surrounding urban context.

Formal name of project: 1180 Peachtree

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Completion Date:
February 2006

Gross square footage: 1,153,000 gsf

Total construction cost: $120 Million

Owner: 1180 Peachtree Office Investors, LLC.

Pickard Chilton
980 Chapel Street
New Haven  CT  06510
Tel: 203.786.8600;
Fax: 203.786.8610


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