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Atlanta’s Tallest Building Unravels Plans For New Urban Park

By Jack Rattenbury

Atlanta’s Tallest Building Unravels Plans For New Urban Park

Bank of America Plaza plans to open an urban park this Summer

Visitors of Atlanta’s tallest building will soon have a one-acre park ro relax or socialize in. The project will create a new urban park in front of the Bank of America. It’ll be adjacent to North Avenue and Peachtree Street in the South Midtown area.

On Bank of American Plaza, commercial real estate company Shorenstein have started construction. Planned to finish this summer, the project aims to help update the Atlantan icon in the face of changes to office life, brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: Official/Shorenstein

“Open air and the ability to get out of the office is now more important than ever,” Shorenstein Vice President Jack Corey said according to WhatNowAtlanta.

He added, “Top talent needs and expects to have outdoor space, particularly in the environment we’re in now, and Shorenstein’s investment in this project reflects our commitment and belief that South Midtown is indeed the next talent hub in Atlanta.”

For its part, Bank of America Plaza counts as tenants tech companies like Featurespace, Flexport, and Riskalyze.

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Credit: Official/Shorenstein

Shorenstein hopes that both professionals and visitors will enjoy and use the space. To accomplish this, they plan on incorporating trees and other plant life. This combined with new hardscape zones, including concrete and granite pavers, wood decking, and new seating areas.

Project Manager Gray Kiser said in a statement, ““The task of our project is to reintroduce Bank of America Plaza back into the fabric of Downtown and Midtown.”

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