Near Gulch, refreshed downtown Atlanta tower lauds leasing successes

February 6,2018

Source: Josh Green, Curbed Atlanta

Ask project leaders, and they’ll say recent leasing success at a refreshed Atlanta sky-rise from the 1970s is a sign of downtown’s resurgence, its increasing competitiveness with Midtown, and just maybe a preview of greater things to come in 2018.

In an attempt to court millennial professionals and other talent from pricier office hubs across the city, downtown’s 101 Marietta St. building (formerly called Centennial Tower) underwent a $5 million renovation that wrapped last summer.

Efforts to enliven the glassy 1975 tower—famed for the luminescent chevron near the top of its 36 stories—are paying off, leaders say.

North Carolina-based The Dilweg Companies has recently inked leases to fill more than 49,000 square feet at the tower, with new tenants and lease expansions that include entertainment, media, education, logistics, and architecture companies.

That means between 265 and 296 additional workers will be reporting to the downtown tower by May, a rep tells Curbed Atlanta.

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