Work begins on Olson Kundig’s huge office, retail and plaza project in Atlanta

Construction has begun on 760 Ralph McGill Boulevard, a 1.1 million sq ft mixed-use high-rise development in Atlanta, Georgia.

The project is designed by Seattle-based Olson Kundig, and is located on the site of a former Georgia Power operations centre. The idea is to group the offices, with their street-level shops, around a public plaza that will be served by a Belt Line light-rail station and bicycle trail.

The plaza will have two main entrances, one framing a view of downtown, which the architect sees as the future of Atlanta, and the second offers a view of the historic Fourth Ward Park.

The developer for the scheme is New City, the main contractor is Brasfield & Gorrie and the anchor tenant will be digital marketing firm MailChimp.

Kirsten Ring Murray, Olson Kundig’s founder, said: "The building and its dynamic central plaza create a new link between the historic Fourth Ward Park and the rapidly revitalising BeltLine corridor.

"This project showcases Atlanta’s position as a leader in innovation, as well as its vision for a walkable, livable business district that responds to the evolving needs of office tenants."

Image courtesy of Olson Kundig

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