State of Georgia Building

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State of Georgia Building
Wachovia bldg atlanta 01.jpg
Former namesFirst National Bank Building
Wachovia Bank of Georgia Building
Alternative names2 Peachtree Street
General information
TypeGovernment offices
Location2 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Coordinates 33°45′15″N 84°23′26″W / 33.754158°N 84.390589°W / 33.754158; -84.390589
Owner State of Georgia
Antenna spire182.6 m (599 ft)
Roof169.47 m (556.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count44
Design and construction
Architect Cecil Alexander [1]
Emery Roth & Sons
[2] [3] [4] [5]

The State of Georgia Building, alternately referenced as 2 Peachtree Street, is a 44-story, 566 feet (173 m) skyscraper located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.. Built in 1966, the building was the tallest building in the Southeast at the time. [2] It was Atlanta's tallest until 1976, when the Westin Peachtree Plaza surpassed it. [2] It was built on the site of the Peachtree Arcade, A. Ten Eyck Brown's 1917 covered shopping arcade which connected Peachtree and Broad streets. [6] 2 Peachtree Street was originally constructed as the new headquarters building for First National Bank of Atlanta, also known as First Atlanta, [7] replacing its older (1905) headquarters building next door (the lower half of which remains today as Georgia State's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies). It was designed by a partnership of Atlanta architectural firm FABRAP and New York firm Emery Roth & Sons. [8] First Atlanta was acquired by the holding company for Wachovia Bank in 1985, but continued to operate under its own charter until 1991. [7] In 1991, under new liberalized banking laws, First Atlanta was merged into the charter of Wachovia Bank of Georgia. Shortly thereafter, Wachovia moved its Georgia offices to 191 Peachtree and 2 Peachtree Street was acquired by the state of Georgia for government offices. [2]

See also


  1. ^ "VIS 114.17.03 First National Bank Building", Atlanta History Center Archived 2015-06-05 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c d State of Georgia Building at Emporis
  3. ^ State of Georgia Building at Glass Steel and Stone (archived)
  4. ^ "State of Georgia Building". SkyscraperPage.
  5. ^ State of Georgia Building at Structurae
  6. ^ Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events, 1940s-1970s, Harold H. Martin, p.394
  7. ^ a b Hills, Thomas D. (August 30, 2006). "First National Bank of Atlanta/Wachovia Bank, N.A." The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press. Retrieved March 30, 2008.
  8. ^ Craig, Robert M. (December 14, 2007). "FABRAP: Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild, and Pascal". The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press. Retrieved March 30, 2008.

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