On March 1st we hosted meetup no. 0021 at the MET Atlanta. This was our first meetup after moving into our a new home. Our HQ is now located within this historic location at the MET Atlanta and we were stoked to have the opportunity to open the space to the fourofour community. Those that participated in the meet up were the first to check out our new in-house studio, fourofour retail space set to open this summer and tour the alleys of the MET. Last, but certainly not least, fourofour was granted exclusive access to a vacant warehouse where we went.
The meetup began by walking out of our studio and as a group checking out the alleys of the MET complex. The tenants located inside of the vast property range from specialty coffee roasters, full-service fabrication productions and loads of creative organizations.
The MET was first built in 1914 by Asa Candler, co-founder of Coca Cola, as a way to provide storage space for Georgia’s struggling cotton farmers. At the time of its construction at over a million square feet the MET was the largest single standing structure in the United States. We walked through the alley where what was once railroad tracks. Trains traveled directly through the warehouse for easy loading and unloading. After being utilized during both WWI and WWII, the property was converted in the mid-20th century into a warehouse distribution center.
Inside the warehouse is where we really got to have some fun. The tall ceilings, square-shaped columns and open space was the perfect place to play around in. Creating an opportunity for our visual creative community to get together and shoot has always been something we’ve enjoyed. The impromptu photo shoots was a definite highlight of the evening. We look forward to offering more experiences like this in the future. Be sure to follow us on Instagram so that you won’t miss out on our next fourofour meetup.