Crescent moon over Midtown

An early morning view of midtown Atlanta from 14th Street. A storm system had just come through and the remaining clouds made for some interesting views of the midtown buildings. The largest building seen here (in the center) is One Atlantic Center.

One Atlantic Center (also known as the IBM Tower) was the tallest building in the Southeast when completed but is now the 3rd tallest in Atlanta being surpassed by the Sun Trust and Bank of America buildings. The building’s exterior consists of Spanish pink granite with a copper pyramidal top and gold peak. The design includes gothic flourishes, most noticeably below the copper top of the building. At night the peak and ridges along the top are illuminated brightly, creating a glowing effect.

To the left of One Atlantic Center is the much shorter Atlantic Center Plaza building, which bears similar postmodern design and was constructed across the street as the second phase of the Atlantic Center development. Atlantic Center Plaza’s design and architecture are so similar, it has affectionately become known in Atlanta as the "Mini Me" building, named after the comical dwarfish clone of Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies.

This magnificent evil building was discovered at Flickr by user StGrundy . Original date: 2011-09-26 18:10:00

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