Atlanta Steel Hoop Company/Atlanta Steel Company/Atlantic Steel Company/
Atlantic Station

 

New Site - http://www.atlanticstation.com/

National Register listed : None

NOTE: The Atlantic Steel Company Records are now a part of the permanent collection in the Atlanta History Center Library/Archives thanks to William Riley, past president of Atlantic Steel, and the company's staff. This material forms one of the Atlanta History Center's most complete corporate histories. For more information about this collection call the library/archives at 404-814-4040 or send a message to asalter@atlhist.org.

Location:138 Acres bounded by 16th Street, I 75/85, Bishop Street and Northside Avenue, Atlanta, Fulton County,GA 30318

Original Builders: 1901- Atlanta Steel Hoop Company, renamed Atlanta Steel Company, renamed Atlantic Steel Company

Period of Significance : Atlantic Steel was founded in 1901 as Atlanta Hoop Co. to make cotton bale ties and barrel hoops. It was reorganized into Atlantic Steel Co. in 1915 and broadened its product lines over the years. Atlantic Steel was acquired by Ivaco,a Montreal steel maker, in 1979. Some of its operations were shut down in the 1980s due to foreign and domestic competition. Employment dropped from 1,400 in 1979 to 400 in 1997 (The .Atlanta History Center is the recipient of all historic documentation as a gift from the Atlantic Steel Company.)

Significant Dates : 1901 - Beginning of construction of steel production complex (photo at left, now demolished for Atlantic Station Development.)

:1998 -Purchased for "about $76 million" by Jacoby Development from Ivaco, a publicly traded Canadian company. A preliminary site plan envisions a mixed-use development of 2 million square feet of commercial and residential space, including 2,000 apartments and nightclubs, restaurants and theaters.

Description of Architectural Classification : utilitarian industrial
Classical Materials: N/A
Historic Functions: INDUSTRY : manufacturing

Current Functions: At the site of the old Atlantic Steel Mill, just west of I-75 AND I-85 merge, Jacoby Development has planned a $2 billion project for an intown, mixed use community. The 138 acres will become a highly dense blend of residential, commercial and retail spaces, offering everything from a neighborhood store to a neighborhood nightclub, all within walking distance. This caters to the desire not to be far from the city and is an opportunity of focusing growth in areas that already have infrastructure," says Larry Frank, an architecture professor at Georgia Tech who aids in planning for Jacoby. In addition to pedestrian walkways and bicycle lanes. Jacoby plans to offer a bridge over I-75/ I-85 that will connect the area to the northern portion of midtown with direct MARTA shuttles and service to the arts Center Station.

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