The First National Bank of Atlanta commissioned “Phoenix” in 1970. The Phoenix was the original symbol for the bank ever since the conclusion of the Civil War. The sculpture was relocated from the grounds of the bank and later donated to the city of Atlanta in the 1980s when the bank merged with Wachovia and the Phoenix was no longer used as its symbol. Still, the Phoenix is important to the city’s identity as it remembers a city rising from the ashes of destruction.
The statue’s dimensions are 15’ 10” high by 10’ width, and 13’ deep. It’s medium is bronze with 23 Karat gold leaf, and a granite base.
Renowned Italian sculptor, Francesco Somaini, who is known for his metalworks, created the piece.
Broad Street Plaza
Five Points MARTA Station
Atlanta, GA 30303