The Hub at Peachtree Center
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Peachtree Center is a mixed-use development in the heart of Atlanta’s downtown business district. Developed and designed by John Portman in the 1960s, its six office towers and adjacent hotel towers, connected by a network of sky bridges, create one of the most distinctive silhouettes on the Atlanta skyline. In 2017 Banyan Street Capital announced plans to transform its three-story retail center and outdoor courtyard with Beck as the design-builder.
The revamped space is now called The Hub, a nod to Peachtree Center’s position at the heart of Downtown, strengthening its role as a vital participant in the revitalization of the city’s downtown core.
The redesigned plaza creates a vibrant civic amenity that engages with the pedestrian activity of Peachtree Street. Beck’s design removes the barriers that impeded pedestrian flow and increases usable space with a reimagined public plaza featuring a glass-enclosed stair that connects to The Hub below. The Hub features a complete upgrade to all finishes and furnishings, improved lighting and a brighter, airier feel. The entrances to the Retail Center were renovated, including the original Portman “people scoop” entrances to the grand glass atrium at the rear of the plaza, which features suspended artwork and generous natural light.