When you drive through the city along Interstate 75/85, Atlanta’s signature skyscrapers are prominently in view. Our skyline has grown over the years along with the city’s prominence as a business center.
Atlanta ranks #9 in the U.S. in the number of skyscrapers 150 meters or higher in height and there are 16 towers above 150 meters tall in the city. A new skyscraper will join that club if the Opus Place condominium tower is developed as planned in Midtown Atlanta.
So, how well do you know Atlanta’s skyscrapers? Here’s a fun test – see if you can “name that skyscraper” based on the clues provided below.
- The city’s first revolving lounge occupies the spaceship-shaped top of this tower.
- This tower houses the U.S. headquarters of a firm named after Atlanta’s most renowned architect.
- Featuring an obelisk-shaped spire, this skyscraper was the 9th-tallest building in the world when it was completed in 1992.
- The exterior of this tower looks like a staircase.
- This building has a pair of identical rooftop crowns that total 7 stories in height.
- This cylindrical glass skyscraper was the tallest hotel in the world when it was completed in 1976.
- Also known as Symphony Tower, this was the first office building in Atlanta to achieve LEED Gold status.
- The green color of this tower’s distinctive crown is a result of copper oxidation.
- This tower’s wide lower portion is due to the spectacular atrium within the building’s walls.