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List of Famous Atlanta Buildings & Structures

Updated June 8, 2017 21.2k views71 items

List of the famous landmarks that make up the Atlanta skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Atlanta architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Atlanta are included on this list. Information about these Atlanta buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Atlanta and older historic landmarks.

This list has everything from One Atlantic Center to SunTrust Plaza.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Atlanta?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Atlanta. Famous architectural houses within the city of Atlanta are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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    Apartments at 2 Collier Road

    The Apartments at 2 Collier Road were built by developer Henry M. Rice in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. The apartments were built on lands formerly belonging to George Washington Collier. The Colonial Revival style buildings are of the "big house" style, giving the impression of a single large residence rather than an apartment building....  more
    • City/Town: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1929
    • Style: Colonial Revival architecture
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    Atlanta Biltmore Hotel and Biltmore Apartments

    The Atlanta Biltmore Hotel and Biltmore Apartments, located at 817 West Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia, were developed by William Candler, son of Coca Cola executive Asa Candler, with Holland Ball Judkins, and John McEntee Bowman. Opening on April 19, 1924, the 11-story hotel and 10-story apartment buildings were located somewhat away from downtown Atlanta, in an area that became known as Midtown. Designed by the New York firm of Schultze and Weaver, the hotel was operated by Bowman-Biltmore Hotels. It is easily distinguished by the towering radio masts on each end of the building, with vertical illuminated letters that spell out "BILTMORE". The top floor and radio masts broadcast...  more
    • City/Town: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1924
    • Style: Colonial Revival architecture
  • The Atlanta City Hall building is the headquarters of the City of Atlanta government. It was constructed in 1930, and is located in Downtown Atlanta. It is a high-rise office tower very similar to dozens of other city halls built in the United States during the same time period. Located in South Downtown, it is near other governmental structures, such as the Georgia State Capitol and the Fulton County Courthouse. The Neo-Gothic structure features many architectural details that have helped to make the building a historical landmark. It is Atlanta's fourth city hall....  more
    • City/Town: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1930
    • Architect: G. Lloyd Preacher
    • Created By: G. Lloyd Preacher
    • Style: Late Gothic Revival, Gothic Revival architecture
  • The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is a 52-story, 168.86 m Marriott hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the 14th tallest skyscraper in the city. The building was designed by Atlanta architect John C. Portman, Jr. with construction completed in 1985, and because of its bulging base, it is often referred to as the "Pregnant Building". One of the defining features of the Marriott Marquis is its large atrium. It was the largest in the world upon its completion in 1985, at 470 feet high. The atrium spans the entire height of the building and consists of two vertical chambers divided by elevator shafts and bridges. The record was later broken by the Burj Al-Arab in Dubai. The 42nd floor features a...  more
    • City/Town: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1985
    • Structural Height (m): 168.86
    • Architect: John Portman
    • Created By: John Portman