Atlanta's first major mark on the 20th century came in the magnificent form of its then-tallest and still grandest edifice, The Candler Building. Built in 1906, this classical bastion of brass, marble, mahogany and Tiffany crystal was conceived of and personally developed by the Coca-Cola magnate, Asa Candler.
The Candler Building's elaborately-carved facade and stunning lobby pay tribute to the world's leaders in arts and sciences. The marble busts and ornamental friezes were handcrafted by a select group of international artists. This stonework was carved from north Georgia Amicalola marble, personally selected by Mr. Candler and architect George Murphy.