About Georgia-Pacific Tower
Georgia-Pacific Tower is a 697-foot (212 m) tall skyscraper in Downtown Atlanta. It contains 52 stories of office space and was finished in 1982.Before the 6 year era of tall skyscrapers to be built in Atlanta, it was Atlanta's 2nd tallest building from 1982–1987, and during that time period, the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel was the tallest building in Atlanta. Including the extra 6 years which were 1976-1982 before the Georgia Pacific tower opened. It has a stair-like design that staggers down to the ground, and is clad in pinkish granite. The tower is on the former site of the Loew's Grand Theatre, where the premiere for the 1939 film Gone with the Wind was held. (133 Peachtree St. NE, near intersection of Peachtree and Forsyth streets) The theatre could not be demolished because of its landmark status; when it burned down in 1978, clearing the way for the tower, some locals found the circumstances to be mysterious and perhaps more than coincidental. The architectural firm that built it was Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The tower is the world headquarters of Georgia-Pacific.