According to the January 27 – February 2, 2006 Atlanta Business Chronicle, developer John Williams has puchased three buildings across Peachtree Street from the Woodruff Arts Center:

“It is not known what Williams intends to do with the property – three contiguous parcels at 1285, 1293, and 1307 Peachtree St…

Developers note that the buildings – completed between 1955 and 1961 – would not demand rental rates comparable to neighboring properties and are likely to be demolished.”

While these buildings are not particularly distinguished, it is indicative of the ongoing threat of demolition for smaller, aging mid-century sites throughout Midtown Atlanta.

Portman building

It is worth noting that the 1293 Peachtree Street property has been attributed to the office of John Portman in the past (photo: Fulton County Tax Assessor’s office).

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