New “Coda” Tower coming to Midtown’s Technology Square

Technology Square, the hive of high-tech companies that has helped enliven Midtown, will be getting a lot bigger.

Atlanta developer Portman and Georgia Tech on Wednesday unveiled a 21-story second phase and gave it a new name. Known in planning stages as the High Performance Computing Center, the tower will bear the shorter and artsier name Coda.

Tech and Portman hope the tower, expected to break ground in November and be finished in early 2019, will burnish Midtown’s status as a technology hub.

If all goes as planned, the L-shaped glass building at Spring and Fourth streets will be home to some 2,400 workers, including Tech researchers and staff and employees from private sector firms that would collaborate with Georgia Tech on new technologies.

“The whole theme behind this project is to create an environment for collaboration to get people out of their silos,” said Travis Garland, Portman’s director of leasing on the project. “It’s definitively one-of-a-kind in the Southeast and probably one-of-a-kind across the country.”

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