#TBT: Bank of America Plaza, early 1990s

For someone with a fear of heights, this Throwback Thursday photo is a little rough for me.

But this early 1990s shot of the under-construction Bank of America Plaza is too good to not make the #TBT cut. This image was takenĀ way above the ground, and you can only imagine what these two construction workers were thinking as they looked down on the city.

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Even though only a fraction of the downtown skyline is visible in this photograph, it’s still clear that the city was nowhere near as built-up as it is more than 20 years later. Part of that skyline was filled by the BoA Plaza, which opened in 1992. At the time, it was called NationsBank Plaza, according to Atlanta Magazine.

Although it will soon be overtaken by several larger skyscrapers, BoA Plaza is currently the 10th-tallest building in the United States, rising up 1,024 feet. It is also the tallest building in any U.S. city not named New York City or Chicago, but that will also change soon.

Here’s how the skyscraper looks today, via a YouTube screenshot:

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Photo via Reddit; origin unknown

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