According to the Piedmont Park Conservancy, Atlanta’s centerpiece park counts roughly 6 million visitors and hundreds of events each year. It also serves as a front yard and unique vantage point for a section of the city that continues, quite literally, to grow up.

More than 100 stories of new high-rise development have recently topped out or will do so soon in the Midtown blocks just beyond Piedmont Park’s western edge, thickening and deepening a section of the Atlanta skyline that was much sparser a decade ago.  

Those buildings include Mill Creek Residential’s 32-story Modera Parkside project, which topped out over 10th Street in April and promises a unique amenities package on the roof.

Proximity of three new Midtown high-rises to each other, with the leafy city beyond. Urbanize Atlanta

From over Lake Clara Meer, several construction cranes are seen piecing together high-rises where Midtown blocks meet the park. Urbanize Atlanta

Less than a block north is the two-pronged 12th and Juniper high-rise project by Middle Street Partners. Its tower portions have several more stories to climb collectively before topping out at 33 and 36 stories, positioned in a way that many Lake Clara Meer vantage points frame the new buildings.   

For this latest installment of the Aerial Tours series, take to the skies over the 200-acre park to see how the above projects and others are changing Atlanta’s urban landscape as another summer in the city edges closer.

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