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Olympia Building
Olympia Building and Coca-Cola sign Atlanta.JPG
Olympia Building seen from the north
Olympia Building is located in Downtown Atlanta
Olympia Building
Location within Downtown Atlanta
Olympia Building is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Olympia Building
Olympia Building (Georgia (U.S. state))
Olympia Building is located in the United States
Olympia Building
Olympia Building (the United States)
General information
Address23 Peachtree Street
Town or cityAtlanta, Georgia
CountryUnited States
Coordinates33°45′15″N 84°23′22″W / 33.754291°N 84.389334°W / 33.754291; -84.389334
Completed1936
Technical details
Floor count2
Design and construction
ArchitectErnest Daniel Ivey and Lewis Edmund Crook
Architecture firmIvey and Crook
Invalid designation
DesignatedJune 13, 1990

The Olympia Building is a landmark at the absolute center of Atlanta, Five Points in Downtown Atlanta.

History

The building was built between 1935 and 1936, architects Ivey and Crook. Since 2003, a flashing Coca-Cola sign has stood on top of the building, the space for which Coke pays $8,641 a month in rent (2012 data). As of September 2012 the building was owned by the State of Georgia (as a result of a $3.6 million gift from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation just before the 1996 Summer Olympics) and was for sale, valued at $2.45 million. A complex rehabilitation of the building, beginning in 2015, includes the removal of all non-historic elements, of which there were many. This left only the building's terra cotta and marble facade and portions of its foundation. The iconic metal canopy will be reconstructed from historic images. The building currently houses a two-story Walgreens.[1][2][3]

References

  1. ^ Green, Josh (October 19, 2015). "Complex Restoration is Preserving This Downtown Landmark". Curbed Atlanta. Vox Media. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  2. ^ Caldwell, Carla (September 4, 2012). "Historic Olympia building in downtown Atlanta for sale". Atlanta Business Chronicle. American City Business Journals. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  3. ^ Saporta, Maria (September 3, 2012). "Sale of historic Olympia building at Five Points is a civic opportunity". Saporta Report. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
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