Intended to be the new downtown for Atlanta, Peachtree Center emerged as a distinct district in the early 1970s as a networked realm of convention hotels, shopping galleries, and office buildings a quarter-mile north of Five Points. For years, photographers have walked and captured the architecture and bustling traffic of this city center.
It is notable for its uniform embodiment of the modern architectural style popular at the time. Yet the defining feature of Peachtree Center is its insular orientation, which allows patrons and workers to avoid interacting with the street level by traversing the area through sky bridges. By the mid-1980s, Peachtree Center had become the core of a dedicated hotel-convention district that lay at the heart of the Downtown economy, even as the remainder of Downtown Atlanta deteriorated markedly.
Overall, Peachtree Center is a great place for photographers to visit. It’s close proximity to popular Atlanta locations like Centennial Olympic Park, Woodruff Park and the Carnegie Library Monument makes its an ideal location to stop by on a photo walk.