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gttx Apr 12, 2007 9:20 PM

ATLANTA | Mandarin Oriental Hotel | 700 FT / 213 M | 54 FLOORS
 
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...inoriental.jpg

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s.../mandarin2.jpg

Mandarin Oriental Hotel
1138 Peachtree St. (between the 1100 Peachtree building and the Atlanta Women's Club)

From the preliminary DRC meeting:

Floor Count: 54
Height: ~700 ft
Hotel: 190 rooms
Residences: 67
Parking: 6 levels
Spa: 3 floors
Hospitality: ballrooms, conference areas
Retail: 10,300 sf, probably along entire Peachtree St. frontage and perhaps on Crescent Ave.

RobMidtowner Apr 12, 2007 9:26 PM

^10,300 sf of Retail according to Midtown Alliance:

http://www.midtownalliance.org/Docum...Tour_07_04.pdf

MarketsWork Apr 12, 2007 9:27 PM

That is one very interesting building! Instead of a spire, the Mandarin appears to sport a crowning "blade" that cuts north-south in parallel with Peachtree Street. And the lower of those two funky angled protrusions creates a sort of awning over the front entrance. It's impossible to dislike the height or the density this shoe-horned project enhances. I like it.

gttx Apr 12, 2007 9:32 PM

I'd love to see the trademark Mandarin Oriental fan lit up on the top fin...

ClaySkyHigh Apr 12, 2007 9:42 PM

Wow !!!
 
I am impressed !! I like it. Tons of style !! More ellaberate than Chicagos' Version. That long line that comes to a curve at the bottom looks like it could be a cool roller coaster ride or free fall ride !!! lol, I love it. More style for the ATL Skyline when built !!!

Texas Tuff Apr 12, 2007 10:01 PM

Congrats!!! I like it!!!! Atlanta never ceases to amaze me. You guys seem to end up with some of the best looking projects in the country. That will look very nice along with the other signature towers in Atlanta's already impressive skyline.
:banana: :cheers:

Sulley Apr 12, 2007 10:05 PM

OMG, Atlanta! You've done it again!

micropundit Apr 12, 2007 10:15 PM

Now Hines has to really go big time to keep up with the Joneses.

holladay Apr 12, 2007 10:17 PM

Is this getting BUILT?? wow!

StevenW Apr 12, 2007 10:30 PM

Very nice! :yes:

Ersh Apr 12, 2007 11:18 PM

Very nice!!! I'd love to watch this one rise! :cheers:

gttx Apr 12, 2007 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by realm0854 (Post 2763130)
Is this getting BUILT?? wow!

It still needs to be approved by the city, but we can sure keep our fingers crossed! It would be excellent not only to have the tallest building built in Atlanta in probably 15 years, but to have it across the street from others that will get under way soon: the 2-block 12th and Midtown development that includes 3 40+ story buildings, the first phase of which is a 725,000 sq ft office tower and a hotel + condo mixed-use tower. Having these buildings, coupled with the towers already lining 14th Street, will make this area incredibly dense and certainly push the city towards its goal of creating an urban retail and destination district along Peachtree St. in Midtown.

Per its original DRC meeting, there are a few zoning variances that need to pass before approval, including impermeable surface coverage increasing from 85% to around 88.5%.

marcus Apr 12, 2007 11:27 PM

WOW! Another amazing project for Atlanta!

kazpmk Apr 12, 2007 11:47 PM

Looks nice!

mSeattle Apr 13, 2007 12:04 AM

Please build this beauty for all us who hate the mind-warfare boxes being built in our own cities (cough).

mexibone Apr 13, 2007 2:33 AM

wow. i'm LOVING this building! i really hope it gets done!

kardon Apr 13, 2007 3:08 AM

WOW...nice building. This area is going to be special...I just hope that the clubs in this area are able to stay, and not get pushed out by developers.

jlhopkins Apr 13, 2007 3:22 AM

it's great to see a new 700+ footer for atlanta, and i'm really liking this design.

alphawolf Apr 13, 2007 6:09 AM

props

gttx Apr 13, 2007 12:31 PM

From this morning's Atlanta Business Chronicle:

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s.../mandarin2.jpg

It mentions that they are still in talks with Mandarin Oriental, but that regardless it will be a 5-star hotel operator. Mandarin would seem natural, since they are moving their US headquarters to an office on 10th Street. Also, it provides a few more details:

Residences: From $1 million to over $10 million
Spa: Dramatic, 3-story spa starting on the 20th floor and overlooking the Atlanta skyline
Groundbreaking: Early 2008


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