Massive Transit-Oriented Office Complex Takes Shape in Atlanta
A massive office complex started seven years ago is taking shape in Atlanta, just as the business world starts to question the future of offices as more and more employees start working from home. As Jonathan Phillips reports for Urbanize Atlanta, insurance giant State Farm proposed the three-tower project as a transit-oriented regional hub linked to a MARTA station.
"The Dunwoody complex includes more than 1.7 million square feet of office space—substantially more than Midtown’s Bank of America Plaza, the Southeast’s tallest building. It has 61 total stories, 46 breakrooms, and 44 elevators. Nearly 400,000 pounds of dynamite were required to clear the site, and it’s taken 3 million manhours to build it so far." When complete, the complex will accommodate at least 8,500 employees, many of whom indicated they would use mass transit prior to the pandemic. State Farm began the project as part of its plan to consolidate its employees in three regional hubs with access to transit and amenities.