The 52-story Georgia-Pacific Center in Atlanta is a city
landmark. Built in 1982, the 1,112,000-square-foot commercial
office building features a distinctive stair-step shape with a pink
granite exterior designed by the architectural team Skidmore,
Owings & Merrill LP, Chicago.
Approaching its 30-year anniversary, the tower's roof system
reached the end of its busy and productive life. Having been
patched and repaired many times during the years, it faced leakage
issues. At one point, it housed window-washing scaffolding, but
within the past decade the scaffolding no longer was needed and was
lowered down a ramp and temporarily housed in a storage room. In
addition to leaks, a solution to the water intrusion on the ramp
had to be addressed. With winter around the corner, Georgia-Pacific
Center's building-management team decided there was no way around
it—it was time...
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