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Atlanta's tallest skyscraper to be sold at auction

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta's tallest skyscraper is expected to be sold at auction.

The 1,023-foot Bank of America Plaza is scheduled to be auctioned Tuesday on the steps of the Fulton County Courthouse.

Reports say the auction is taking place after the building's landlord, Los Angeles-based BentleyForbes, missed mortgage payments.

The commercial real estate investment firm bought the high-rise at the height of the real estate boom for an Atlanta-record $436 million.

Emporis, a German company that maintains an extensive database of buildings around the world, says the 55-story skyscraper is the tallest building in the South, and the tallest building in any state capital in the U.S.