This was an exterior renovation project that utilized a Harmon custom system consisting of 147,000 square feet of unitized strip windows for this re-clad of the 32-floor skyscraper. The original building was designed by Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill and was constructed in 1968 on the site of the former Piedmont Hotel.
In 2008, the Equitable Building sustained minor damage, mainly shattered windows, when a tornado tore through downtown Atlanta. In 2009, the building was put up for auction in Atlanta and sold to its only bidder, 100 Peachtree Street, an affiliate of Capmark Bank.
Wheaton Sprague provided the system design, shop drawings, fabrication drawings, and engineering for the re-clad project that was to be attached to the existing wall and allow for 1” glazing. A very quick turnaround was needed for the project to meet client objectives. Harmon was able to maintain the exterior appearance of this downtown icon, and with the renovation was able to increase the energy efficiency and improve the view from the interior.
In June of 2011, the building was purchased by Florida based America’s Capital Partners.