Fun trivia: Downtown has five, Midtown four, and Buckhead just one
While the Atlanta skyline is humble compared to megalopolises such as New York and Tokyo, there are plenty of distinctive high-rises here that span for miles, adding character and interest. And as the premier city in the American South, Atlanta’s been home to some record-setting buildings for generations.
For instance, the Westin Peachtree Plaza, currently the fifth tallest building in the city, was the tallest hotel in the world when completed in 1976.
Also, for the past 25 years, the city has laid claim to the tallest building in the United States outside of New York and Chicago, and the tallest building in any capital city in the country. However, with the completion of Philadelphia’s Comcast Technology Center last year, Atlanta lost the former of those titles.
It’s interesting to note that no tower built in the past decade makes it on the list. And with the shortening of No2 Opus Place’s proposal, there are no current plans to build anything that would rival Atlanta’s existing Top 10.
Still, Atlanta is home to many distinctive, sky-scraping landmarks that other cities envy. Here’s an updated map of the 10 tallest towers by height above ground.