Northyards is an award winning adaptive reuse project with a large historical significance to Atlanta’s past. A one-time railway sub-station provided a major hub and terminus to the old rail arteries that once was a dominate mode of shipment and travel. All 270,000 sf of warehouse areas were converted to a most unique type of office and commercial usage. The elegant and natural space provided at the “Roundhouse” was given by removal of a portion of the original canopy structure. Large windows cut into the heavy concrete walls provided depth perception with a real permanence. Fluted glass and glass exterior guardrails give a modern backdrop to an already contemporary feel with the prominence of the massive original windows.