Olympia Building seen from the north
|Address||23 Peachtree Street|
|Town or city||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Ernest Daniel Ivey and Lewis Edmund Crook|
|Architecture firm||Ivey and Crook|
|Designated||June 13, 1990|
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.
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- Saporta, Maria (September 3, 2012). "Sale of historic Olympia building at Five Points is a civic opportunity". Saporta Report. Retrieved November 14, 2019.