State Farm Center
One of the largest developments in metro Atlanta’s history, the construction of Phase 1 for State Farm’s new corporate office building is underway. This initial phase includes a 13 story office tower on top of a 12 level parking deck. The project is fully integrated with the MARTA people mover system and includes a new MARTA connector building that will be constructed in between the uptown and downtown tracks. A direct connection through the office tower’s main lobby to the new MARTA connector reinforces a walkable, Live–Work–Play corporate environment.
One of the challenges solved early by Walter P Moore was driving the solution for the construction of the 50-feet deep basement, the lower half of which is below the water table. The edge of the deep excavation is directly adjacent to the fully operational MARTA tracks, creating multiple complex issues that were resolved only through a true collaborative Owner-Architect-Engineer-Builder effort.