Candler Building (Atlanta)

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Candler Building
Candler Building Atlanta.jpg
Candler Building during the 2010 DragonCon parade
General information
Type Hotel (formerly commercial offices)
Location 127 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia
Coordinates 33°45′24″N 84°23′17″W / 33.7566°N 84.3880°W / 33.7566; -84.3880Coordinates: 33°45′24″N 84°23′17″W / 33.7566°N 84.3880°W / 33.7566; -84.3880
Construction started 1904
Completed 1906
Owner REM Associates, L.P.
Management Highgate Hotels
Height
Roof ~ 240 ft (73 m)
Technical details
Floor count 17
Design and construction
Architect George Stewart
George E. Murphy
Structural engineer American Bridge Company
Candler Building
Architectural style Beaux-Arts
Neo-Renaissance
NRHP reference # 77000424
Designated NHL August 24, 1977
References
[1][2][3][4][5][6]

The Candler Building is a 17-story highrise at 127 Peachtree Street, NE, in Atlanta, Georgia. When completed in 1906 by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Griggs Candler, it was the tallest building in the city. This location where Houston (now John Wesley Dobbs Ave) joins Peachtree Street was the location of one of the earliest churches in the city which was built on land donated by Judge Reuben Cone in the 1840s. It forms the northern border of Woodruff Park.[6]

Central Bank and Trust, the bank founded by Coca-Cola co-founder Asa Griggs Candler, had its headquarters in the building.[7]

The Beaux-Arts details remain intact and the building is on the National Register of Historic Places. The cornerstone reads "Candler Investment Co. 1904 Geo. E. Murphy Architect".[8]

The building was featured in the 2017 crime film Baby Driver, where it was the site of the first bank robbery committed in the film.[9]

The building's owner, REM Associates, L.P., announced plans in 2016 to convert the structure to a luxury boutique hotel. The hotel will be named Candler Hotel Atlanta, managed by Highgate Hotels, and will be part of the Curio Collection division of Hilton Hotels. The 265-room hotel, set to open in 2017, will retain the building's iconic lobby, with a restaurant in the former Central Bank and Trust location. It will also feature meeting space and an outdoor roof terrace.[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Candler Building". CTBUH Skyscraper Database.
  2. ^ Candler Building (Atlanta) at Emporis
  3. ^ Candler Building (Atlanta) at Glass Steel and Stone
  4. ^ "Candler Building". SkyscraperPage.
  5. ^ Candler Building (Atlanta) at Structurae
  6. ^ a b "National Register of Historical Places - Georgia (GA), Fulton County". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-02-12.
  7. ^ "Candler Building", National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary: Atlanta"
  8. ^ Candler Building--Atlanta: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
  9. ^ Walljasper, Matt. "A map of all the places Baby Driver filmed in Atlanta". Atlanta Magazine. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Atlanta's Iconic Candler Building to Open Doors As a Hotel In 2017". Hotel News Resource. 6 February 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

External links

Media related to Candler Building at Wikimedia Commons

  • The Candler Building Official Website
  • Atlanta, Georgia, a National Park Service Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary
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