The Atlanta Fed's headquarters building
The Atlanta Fed's headquarters building is located on an eight-acre site at the corner of Peachtree and Tenth Streets in Midtown Atlanta. The building's design reflects the Bank's functions, in effect providing three buildings in one: a general office building, an operations center, and an education/training center. The Bank's corporate offices and Visitors Center and Monetary Museum are housed in a 10-story tower facing Peachtree Street, and cash and other operations are located in a three-story wing behind the tower.
The headquarters building opened in 2001, following construction that started in February 1999 and finished in August 2001.
Architects: Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates Inc. of Atlanta in association with Robert A.M. Stern Architects of New York
Construction team: BTMI, which was made up of Beers Construction Co. of Atlanta in association with Torcon Inc. of Westfield, N.J.; C.D. Moody Construction of Atlanta; and the Integral Group of Atlanta
Monetary Museum: The original museum was designed by Chermayeff & Geismar Inc. of New York and fabricated by Superior Exhibits and Design of Chicago. (The center has added additional exhibits since it opened in 2001.)
Building size: 746,000 square feet
Site: Eight acres, including three acres of landscaped green space and public plazas
Exterior building material: White Cherokee marble from the same quarry in Tate, Ga., that supplied the marble for the Atlanta Fed's 1964 building as well as other public buildings in Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
History: Several architectural elements from the Atlanta Fed's previous buildings were moved to prominent spots at the Bank's new location in 2001. Five marble columns from the Atlanta Fed's original 1918 building stand on the front plaza at the corner of Peachtree and Tenth Streets. Atop one of these columns rests the 3,300-pound, 16-foot-wide cast bronze eagle that was commissioned for the Bank's building constructed in 1964. The building's boardroom preserves the floor-to-ceiling wood paneling, the chandelier, and the 7-by-9 foot color map of the Sixth Federal Reserve District from the Atlanta Fed's previous boardrooms.