Atlanta Architecture

I generally enjoy Atlanta’s architecture. The history behind some of the buildings is exciting, as is, in general, the fight over which architect will dominate the skyline. So, I’m glad that some of my favorite Atlanta buildings are mentioned as the Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Architecture celebrates its 100th anniversary with Atlanta Icons.

From the ornate glory of the classical courthouse to the soaring sleekness of the glass and steel skyscraper, we like to take you on a tour of a century’s worth of Atlanta’s architectural history: 50 buildings — five from each decade since 1906 — selected by the Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Architects to mark its 100th anniversary.

You are invited to cast your vote every day this week for the best building from each decade; those choices will be honored in our “Atlanta Icons” series in November.

These pictures are more than a ballot; they comprise a scrapbook of the city.

So go vote!

Two of my favorite buildings made the cut:

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