For proof that Midtown lots are becoming an increasingly endangered species, look no further.  

Following a drone tour across all of Atlanta’s most explosive development hot zones in the spring, and another from earlier this month focused on the cranes’ nest that is the Spring and West Peachtree street corridors right now, we’re taking to the skies today for a mile-high glimpse at the rest of ever-changing Midtown.

Spotlighted below are under-construction projects bringing more than 2,200 apartments, new offices, and well over 60,000 square feet of retail spaces spread around the subdistrict, most of it concentrated along the Peachtree Street corridor.

Buckle up, and welcome aboard.   

All photos reader submitted

^ The tour begins at the northernmost Midtown site in question today, where internet company EarthLink's former building is being excavated to make way for a 28-story tower spearheaded by Capital City Real Estate that will rise at 1441 Peachtree Street. Plans call for 350 apartments and 4,636 square feet of retail at the street.

^ Greystar’s high-rise at 1382 Peachtree Street has climbed a little less that 2/3s of its total 33 stories where Peachtree meets 17th Street. Expect 282 apartments and 5,000 square feet of space for shops and eats at the street.

^ Just southwest of the High Museum and Arts Center MARTA station, Hanover Company’s 31-story apartment tower continues to rise in the 1200 block of West Peachtree. Here, 421 rentals and just shy of 15,000 square feet of retail are in the offing.

^ Heading south along Peachtree Street, Cousins Properties is installing a modernized plaza and renovating a 370,000-square-foot office building where Visa plans to eventually house 1,000 employees, beginning later this year.

^ Deeper into Midtown, the aerial tour finds proof that Dewberry Capital has reactivated work at the long-paused Campanile expansion and renovation, erecting a crane recently on the southern face of the 1980s landmark. Dewberry’s plans call for bumping up the building to 27 stories (an additional of six more stories) and infusing the base with retail, offices, and more inviting public spaces.

^ Here, where Peachtree meets 6th Street, footings have been poured for the 31-story mixed-use project called Society Atlanta, a joint venture by PMG and Greybrook Realty Partners. In the pipeline are a whopping 460 apartments, 81,000 square feet of office space, and 16,500 square feet for retail.

^ At center, the glassy new 903 Peachtree building by CA Ventures is all but finished. It’s introducing 427 apartments and just shy of 10,000 square feet of retail. It stands 33 stories over Atlanta’s signature street.

^ At left, a new 26-story apartment building called The Hadley topped out months ago and is installing exterior facades described by developers as both classical and “breathtaking.” The StreetLights Residential project is adding 300 rentals and about 2,500 square feet where Juniper Street meets 5th Street.

^ A glimpse across the northern blocks of Midtown and Ansley Park to Kennesaw Mountain (left) and Buckhead.

^ The new Hadley building and its proximity to where downtown Atlanta begins.

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