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Photos by Alex Arnett

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held May 23 for Coda, the 770,000-square-foot mixed-use property at Technology Square in Midtown. The project includes 645,000 square feet of office space, a high-speed data center, more than 25,000 square feet of street-level retail and a 20,000-square-foot outdoor plaza.

Coda is expected to bring more than 2,000 jobs to Midtown promoting collaboration between innovative companies and Georgia Tech’s researchers and faculty. Tenants include WeWork, supply chain company Dematic, elevator giant Thyssenkrupp and electronics manufacturer Keysight.

The building was designed by Portman Holdings, the company created by the late iconic architect John Portman. With its soaring design – including the world’s tallest spiral staircase – Coda is also next level when it comes to building technology, including its revolutionary “smart windows” designed by View.

Auto-tinting smart glass from View fully encases Coda’s “collaborative core” area, a 17-floor cylindrical structure featuring six three-story collaborative lounges that are accessed via the spiral staircase. The smart glass technology eliminates the need for blinds or curtains, allowing for unobstructed views of Midtown the adjacent Georgia Tech campus.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.