Piedmont Hospital Plans Include $500 Million Expansion

Prominent medical building to demolished in the process.

Prominent medical building to demolished in the process.

South Buckhead features a smorgasboard of modern architecture. The Sheffield Building standing at 1938 Peachtree Street may no longer be a part of that.

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Last year, Piedmont Hospital acquired the property. Officials from the organization are now planning a $500 Million expansion at the site, according to Bisnow.

The CEO of Piedmont Hospital, Patrick Battey has been in talks with leaders of the local neighborhood associations, including Brookwood Hills. Plans include the demolition of the 78,000 square foot medical building. It is rumored that a new multi-story facility in its place may house Piedmont’s cardiac division.

The hospital’s current nearby building in South Buckhead is at full capacity, so the expansion will be not a moment too soon.

The seven-story New Formalism style building featuring blue tile originally broke ground in 1956, according to the Buckhead Heritage Society.
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Are you sad to see the distinctive building go, or glad to see a different style of building stand here in the future? Tell us below…

Julia Sirb

Julia studied Urban Planning and Economic Development at GSU's School of Policy Studies. She is interested in the way a city's built environment, policy decisions, and economy work together to shape its culture. When not typing, she's writing calligraphy or looking for the next great shot through the lens of her medium format film camera.
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Ben Dooley
4 years ago

As both an architect and long time Atlanta resident, I am sad to lose this iconic 50’s structure. I rank it almost up there with the now demolished Reynolds Aluminum Building which was located just down the street near the Temple. Almost anybody can see the value in the the architecture of buildings from the 19th and early 20th century, but few seemed concerned about the mid-century buildings that are fast disappearing.

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