Two months after construction officially began on Atlanta’s tallest new high-rise since the 1990s, demolition is largely complete and foundational work underway at a prime Midtown corner.

Manhattan-based Rockefeller Group is constructing a 60-story high-rise at 1072 West Peachtree Street that promises to alter Midtown’s skyline like nothing in recent decades. At the site, only a small relic of the former U.S. Post Office facility’s base near the corner of 12th Street remains, as pile-driving equipment and a crane have been activated.

Following several weeks of remediation work, heavy equipment had moved onto the site in late March, toppling the USPS offices and removing parking across the acre in question earlier this spring.

John L. Petricola, senior managing director for Rockefeller Group’s Southeast Region, told Urbanize Atlanta in March the “remarkable 60-story mixed-use trophy tower” will stand as Atlanta’s tallest mixed-use building once finished, adding: “We look forward to contributing to the neighborhood and enhancing the city skyline.”

Scope of the 1072 West Peachtree Street site, formerly occupied by the U.S. Postal Service. Rockefeller Group; Brock Hudgins Architects; TVS

Demolition progress at the 1072 W. Peachtree Street site today. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

Set on the southwest corner of West Peachtree and 12th streets, the Rockefeller project’s height would reshape Midtown’s skyline, especially when viewed from the west. Early indications were that Rockefeller’s tower would climb more than 730 feet—making it Atlanta’s fifth tallest high-rise, supplanting Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel for the No. 5 spot. (Project officials have not addressed how design modifications have changed that number, if they have.) In any case, no taller building has been constructed in Atlanta since 1992.

As designed by architecture firms TVS and Brock Hudgins, 1072 West Peachtree would include 350 market-rate apartments and 212,000 square feet of offices, according to project filings. 

1072 West Peachtree is also being promoted as Atlanta’s most amenitized office tower, with a planned “sky garden” described as Midtown’s biggest outdoor deck.

The landing page for 1072 West Peachtree's website provides a glimpse of how the project would alter Midtown's skyline when viewed from the Connector. Rockefeller Group; Brock Hudgins Architects; TVS/1072 West Peachtree

At the base, roughly 6,600 square feet of retail is planned along West Peachtree Street. An eight-story parking deck with some 850 spaces would be fully screened with translucent glass, project leaders have said.

Amenities will include a luxury spa, concierge, valet, and smart building tech alongside “next-gen mechanical systems,” per the project’s promotional website.

Rockefeller Group is familiar with the area, having partnered with Selig on the 40 West 12th condos a block from the former post office. The company bought the 1.14-acre USPS site for $25 million in 2020.

In February last year, the Midtown post office closed and moved its operations to Selig’s 1065 Peachtree Street building, the first step in setting the stage for demolition and redevelopment.

Find a closer look at 1072 West Peachtree’s current and future status in the gallery above. 


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