Norfolk Southern recently began construction of its new corporate headquarters building in Atlanta.
Norfolk Southern leaders joined state and local leaders, including Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, for a groundbreaking ceremony. The state and the city worked with Norfolk Southern on development agreements that contributed to the company’s decision, announced in December, to relocate its corporate headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia, to Atlanta.
The headquarters site is in “Tech Square” in Atlanta’s Midtown community. Plans call for the building to be completed and occupied by Norfolk Southern in the third quarter of 2021.
“This is an exciting day for Norfolk Southern: We break ground on a new headquarters building, and equally important, begin a new chapter of our railroad’s proud history in Atlanta,” said James A. Squires, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Today, we celebrate the start of an exciting era of collaboration and alignment for the NS corporate team that will benefit our employees, our customers, our shareholders, and the communities we serve.”