Verticality: The Wimbish House vs Proscenium (Taken with instagram)

Verticality: The Wimbish House vs Proscenium (Taken with instagram)

14th Street at Piedmont Avenue in 1961.  Midtown Atlanta.

14th Street at Piedmont Avenue in 1961.  Midtown Atlanta.

"37-story tower of apartments set for Midtown" (2000)

 

A third tower will rise in Midtown on the corner opposite One Atlantic Center.

A Dallas developer plans to start construction this fall on a 37- story, 420-foot apartment tower on the southwest corner of 14th and West Peachtree streets. Genesis Real Estate Group hopes to complete the apartment tower and a 1,001-car parking garage by March 2002.

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1985 view down 14th Street toward Juniper Street, with the Campanile building under construction to the right.  Midtown Atlanta
 
(via Atlanta History Center Album. Midtown)

1985 view down 14th Street toward Juniper Street, with the Campanile building under construction to the right.  Midtown Atlanta

(via Atlanta History Center Album. Midtown)


1946 views of West Peachtree Street at 14th Street.  Midtown Atlanta

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"Ventures bring new vibrancy to heart of Midtown" (1999)

Three decades ago, Atlanta developer Jim Cushman targeted the intersection of Peachtree and 14th streets in Midtown as a prime spot for a mix of office, residential, retail and hotel development.

His vision, which led him to build Colony Square, one of the city’s first megaplexes, proved to be correct. But his timing was off, and the project ended up in bankruptcy.

But it survived under new owners, and this heart-of-Midtown intersection has continued to spawn new ventures. Today it’s on the verge of a major growth spurt.

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1974 aerial view of Colony Square (14th & Peachtree). Midtown Atlanta
(via Atlanta History Center Album. Aerial of Atlanta)

1974 aerial view of Colony Square (14th & Peachtree). Midtown Atlanta

(via Atlanta History Center Album. Aerial of Atlanta)