Downtown Atlanta is the central business district of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.The largest of the city's three commercial districts, Downtown is the location of many corporate or regional headquarters; city, county, state and federal government facilities; Georgia State University; sporting venues; and most of Atlanta's tourist attractions.The Georgia Dome also hosts other sporting events, such as the NCAA Peach Bowl, the NCAA Chick-Fil-A kickoff classic, and the SEC Championship game.
The area of Downtown contains among the tallest buildings in Atlanta. This area contains striking architecture dating as far back as the 19th century. Its gold dome is visible from the Downtown Connector.
The tallest building in Atlanta, the Bank of America Plaza building, is situated between Midtown Atlanta and Downtown. Some of the most famous and/or tallest buildings in Downtown include: Downtown's economy is also driven by its government facilities, venues, and retail options. Census Bureau has its Atlanta Regional Office in the Centennial Tower and the Atlanta Regional Census Center in Suite 1000 in the Marquis Two Tower in the Peachtree Center. Federal Building was built and "designed and constructed to accommodate the rapidly expanding volume of the Postal Service, which was then oriented around a single, central processing facility.") mixed-used office building, contains the U. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and offices for several other federal agencies, including the Department of Energy's regional office. This court takes federal cases from the states of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. The Fulton County Government Center, the seat of the Fulton County Government, is located on Pryor Street. Court of Appeals is the State Bar of Georgia building, the former location of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta before it moved to its Midtown location in 2001.
S., Downtown has recently undergone a transformation that included the construction of new condos and lofts, renovation of historic buildings, and arrival of new residents and businesses.
Downtown is bound by North Avenue to the north, Boulevard to the east, Interstate 20 to the south, and Northside Drive to the west.
This definition of Downtown Atlanta includes central areas like Five Points, the Hotel District and Fairlie-Poplar and outlying inner city neighborhoods such as So No and Castleberry Hill.
The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) organization, though, defines a much smaller downtown area measuring just one and two tenths square miles.
The Hawks arrived in 1968, even though Omni Coliseum, the city's basketball arena, did not open until 1972.
Atlanta's three major league sports team continue to play their home games downtown in updated facilities: Turner Field, the Georgia Dome, and Philips Arena.
Downtown measures approximately four square miles, and had 26,700 residents as of 2010.
Similar to other central business districts in the U.
This was the first time a tornado touched ground in Downtown since weather records keeping began in the 1880s. Downtown is also marked by its state, county, and city government facilities.