AT&T to Sell CNN Center in Downtown Atlanta, Consolidate Offices at Techwood Campus
ATLANTA — AT&T informed CNN employees Monday that it will sell the CNN Center in downtown Atlanta, according to multiple media reports. AT&T took control of CNN in 2018 when it acquired Time Warner Media. Employees were notified that the move will not happen right away, as CNN will lease One CNN Center for another five years before moving to Time Warner’s Techwood campus in Midtown Atlanta. Ted Turner founded media giant at Techwood in 1980 before moving to downtown in 1987. It was not immediately clear if AT&T had a buyer lined up.
CNN Center totals 150,490 square feet. The building includes a food court with tenants such as Starbucks, BurgerFi, Dunkin’, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Chick-fil-A. Retail tenants include the Atlanta Braves Dugout Store and Wells Fargo. The building is situated next to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Centennial Olympic Park, State Farm Arena, Omni Hotel & Resort, the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and the College Football Hall of Fame.