According to the Atlanta Skyrise folks, the hotel at the Mansion (whatever it's called) is rumored to be changing hands to Mandarin Oriental.
Seems like that would be the last nail in the coffin for the Mandarin Oriental tower in Midtown, which was seeming more and more like a longshot (I heard the property even changed hands).
Oh well, between the two ~20 floor apartments and the dual-branded hotel we've got ~1,000 new units entering the Midtown market, which should amount to a noticeable bump in foot traffic and a significantly fuller-looking skyline. If nothing breaks ground in Midtown for another year, I'll feel fine; after that I'll start getting antsy.
Regarding Buckhead, if Alliance Three takes off anytime soon, I'll be more than happy. That building looks awesome. Does anyone have a link to a more authoritative announcement or plan? I'd be skeptical given absorption rates and vacancy (there is three years worth of inventory based on current vacancy and absorption figures), but maybe if someone is being aggressive they might start planning.