Developers Reimagine Iconic Corey Tower as Amazon Studios

Corey Companies is trying to woo the television and film producer and distributor to the Atlanta site

When What Now Atlanta (WNA) uncovered a fly-thru video Friday entitled “Amazon Studios, Atlanta,” there were a lot of unanswered questions, including whether or not it was an indicator that the television and film producer and distributor would be opening a studio in the City. That’s still unclear. One mystery that has been solved, however, is where specifically the video takes place.

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Onyx Creative — the firm behind the fly-thru — when reached over the telephone Friday would not disclose the address for the renders or who their client is, but they confirm the fly-thru — which shows a facility adorning the name “Amazon Studios” — was for an Atlanta site. An eagle-eyed WNA reader wagered in our comments section that the video was of Corey Companies’ downtown headquarters and its iconic 300-foot digital tower billboard.

“This rendering looks exactly like the Corey smokestack across the connector from Grady,” Kyle Montgomery wrote. Upon further inspection, it is clear that the site, at 225 Corey Center SE, matches the rendering to a T, as shown in the side-by-side comparison above, trees and all.

Reps for Corey Companies on Monday confirmed they had the fly-thru video created and said they have yet to show it to Amazon, and that WNA publishing anything on the proposal would be “premature.” The Corey Tower got its start as a Georgia Power steam plant before entrepreneur Billy Corey acquired it in 1994. Corey’s company deals in advertising and real estate.

[Editor’s note: this article was updated after WNA spoke with a Corey Companies rep.]

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak