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The white concrete buildings of Colony Square were constructed in a Modern architectural style

Colony Square is a mixed-use development and sub-district in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, located on Peachtree Street in between 14th and 15th Streets. The oldest high-rise development in Midtown, the sub-district was built between 1969 and 1975, with Henri Jova of Jova/Daniels/Busby serving as principal architect.[1] It was the first mixed-use development in the Southeast.

Designed in modernist style, Colony Square comprises three skyscrapers, two containing offices (Colony Square 100 and Colony Square 400) and one housing a hotel, the W Atlanta-Midtown. The three skyscrapers are connected by Colony Square Mall, located beneath a sky-lit atrium and offering a food court, retail, and an athletic club. Also within the sub-district are three mid-rise condominium buildings (two comprise Colony House and the third, Hanover House). Colony Square also contains street-level restaurants, including 5Church Atlanta, Establishment, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, and Sukoshi. [2][3][4]

North American Properties agreed to terms with Tishman Speyer to purchase the property for $164.5 million in Q4 2015. The deal will include the retail and office space, but not the condominiums and hotel that are part of the complex.[5] North American Properties has major renovation plans for the retail component.[5] The new owner demolished the former mall to create an open green space with a stage surrounded by new shops and a new office building anchored by Whole Foods Market Inc.[6] A second new office building anchored by Jones Day[7] is also being constructed. Upon completion of the redevelopment project, Colony Square will feature 912,000 square feet of office space and 160,000 square feet of shops and entertainment space, including a food hall and IPIC movie theater.[8]

Component buildings

  • 100 Colony Square, 1175 Peachtree Street NE, 314.96 feet (96.00 m), 24 floors, opened 1970[9]
  • 400 Colony Square, 1201 Peachtree Street NE, 308 feet (94 m), 22 floors, opened 1975[10]
  • W Atlanta-Midtown, 188 14th Street NE, 310 feet (94 m), 28 floors, opened 1974[11]
  • Hanover House, 147 15th Street, NE
  • Colony House, 145 15th Street, NE, 14 floors

Tenants

The Consulate-General of Canada is located in 100 Colony Square Building (Suite 1700),[12] as is the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (Suite 1206).[13] WebMD has regional offices located on the top two floors of Colony Square 400. The complex is also home to the broadcast studios of the Entercom Atlanta (previously called CBS Radio Atlanta before being acquired) stations of WVEE, WZGC, WAOK and WSTR, as well as digital advertising agency Ammunition (Suite 1450).

In 1995 the Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta was located in Colony Square.[14] In 2002 the consulate announced it was moving from Colony Square to One Alliance Center. The consulate had over three years left in the lease of Colony Square. Because TrizecHahn Office Properties Inc. owned both office properties, the consulate was easily able to move to its new location.[15]

Coworking companies WeWork and Spaces are located at Colony Square. WeWork[16] occupies five floors at 100 Colony Square. Spaces[17] occupies three floors at 400 Colony Square, including a street-level café.

See also

References

  1. ^ Saporta, Maria (January 27, 2014), "Atlanta architect, Midtown savior Henri Jova dies", Atlanta Business Chronicle
  2. ^ "Office Space In Colony Square - Regus US". www.regus.com.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-29. Retrieved 2011-05-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ GmbH, Emporis. "EMPORIS". www.emporis.com.
  5. ^ a b Pleven, Liam. "Cincinnati and Houston Developers Make Atlanta Mall Bet". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  6. ^ www.bizjournals.com https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2018/11/28/whole-foods-relocating-south-regional-office-to.html. Retrieved 2020-02-18. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ www.bizjournals.com https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2019/06/14/jones-day-picks-colony-square-for-its-sleek-new.html. Retrieved 2020-02-18. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ www.bizjournals.com https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2018/03/07/ipic-theaters-to-anchor-colony-square.html. Retrieved 2020-02-18. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ GmbH, Emporis. "100 Colony Square, Atlanta - 121096 - EMPORIS". www.emporis.com.
  10. ^ GmbH, Emporis. "400 Colony Square, Atlanta - 121209 - EMPORIS". www.emporis.com.
  11. ^ GmbH, Emporis. "W Atlanta-Midtown, Atlanta - 121104 - EMPORIS". www.emporis.com.
  12. ^ "Contact Us Archived 2009-07-16 at the Wayback Machine." Consulate-General of Canada in Atlanta. Retrieved on July 28, 2009. "1175 Peachtree Street, N.E. 100 Colony Square, Suite 1700 Atlanta, GA 30361-6205"
  13. ^ "Contact North America." Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency. Retrieved on May 23, 2013. "Atlanta Office 1175 Peachtree Street NE 100 Colony Square, Suite 1206 Atlanta, GA 30361"
  14. ^ Greer, Richard. "Unionists protest at Japanese consulate." The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Friday June 23, 1995. Business p. 3H.
  15. ^ Gove, Matt. "Japanese Consulate says goodbye to Colony Square." Atlanta Business Journal. March 4, 2002. Retrieved on May 21, 2013.
  16. ^ www.bizjournals.com https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2016/11/10/wework-to-bring-up-to-1-000-workers-to-colony.html. Retrieved 2020-02-18. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ www.bizjournals.com https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2017/11/28/rapidly-growing-coworking-brand-spaces-to-expand.html. Retrieved 2020-02-18. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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