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PEACHTREE CENTER EVOLUTION 1961-1988


Introduction Peachtree Center was conceived to be a place like no other, with distinctive, modern public spaces, filled with greenery and art. A collection of innovative buildings built with private capital, designed to serve as a new model for urban development putting new ideas, building methods and materials into practice. As Peachtree Center expanded it changed in response to visitor preferences and market conditions, opening up new destinations and markets for downtown Atlanta. As the innovations first seen in Peachtree Center have been incorporated in subsequent developments worldwide, the concept of Peachtree Center as an innovative and dynamic location has faded. This collection illustrates the original spaces and buildings in the Peachtree Center complex as they opened, reflecting their time in both program and design. This glimpse into the past should provide a better sense of the experimental, innovative and ground breaking nature of the development and evolution of Peachtree Center.

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Table of contents AmericasMart Building 1 (Atlanta Merchandise Mart)................................................................................................4-7 230 Peachtree (Peachtree Center Tower)..................................................................................................................8-10 Hyatt Regency Atlanta (Regency Hyatt House).........................................................................................................11-16 Continental Trailways Bus Terminal and Parking Garage..........................................................................................17-18 North Tower (Gas Light Tower)..................................................................................................................................19-20 Midnight Sun Restaurant...........................................................................................................................................21-22 Peachtree Center Promenade...................................................................................................................................23-24 South Tower...............................................................................................................................................................25-26 Hyatt Regency Atlanta Addition (Ivy Tower)...............................................................................................................27 International Tower (Cain Tower) / Harris Tower........................................................................................................28 Peachtree Center Shopping Gallery Atrium...............................................................................................................29-32 Peachtree Center Shopping Gallery Dinner Theater.................................................................................................33-34 West Peachtree Plaza (Peachtree Center Plaza Hotel)...........................................................................................35-40 West Peachtree Plaza Lobby Renovation.................................................................................................................41-42 Peachtree Plaza Park................................................................................................................................................43 AmericasMart Building 3 (Atlanta Apparel Mart)........................................................................................................44-47 Atlanta Marriott Marquis.............................................................................................................................................48-52 Marquis One Office Tower / Marquis Two Office Tower.............................................................................................53-54 Courtland Street Parking Deck / Peachtree Center Athletic Club..............................................................................55-56 Acknowledgements....................................................................................................................................................57

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AmericasMart Building 1 (Atlanta Merchandise Mart) Top of the Mart Restaurant – 1961

The Atlanta Merchandise Mart, the first building constructed in

Copyright 1962 Gabriel Benzur

Peachtree Center, was at the time of construction the largest building by floor area in Atlanta. The initial success of the Mart necessitated an expansion that doubled its size in 1968. A second addition followed in 1985. The building was crowned by the Top of the Mart restaurant, operated by Stouffer’s; the company also operated a restaurant and lounge on the Peachtree Street level. The Mart offered manufacturers and vendors year-round climatecontrolled space that relieved the burden of moving samples to set up in hotel ballroom spaces. The original Atlanta Merchandise Mart was located in the Belle Isle Building on the site where the Georgia Pacific Building stands today.

Top of the Mart restaurant rooftop patio.

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Top of the Mart restaurant.The skybridge to the Gas Light/North Tower is in the lower right. Image courtesy of the Portman Archives Copyright 1962 Gabriel Benzur

The Mediterranean styled interior of the Top of the Mart restaurant. Copyright 1975 of Bruce Dell

Atlanta Merchandise Mart before construction of the 230 Peachtree Tower.

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The fountain stair and entrance to Stouffer’s Restaurant & Lounge. Copyright 1962 Gabriel Benzur Copyright 1965 Clyde May

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Atlanta Merchandise Mart lobby and suspended staircase over fountain.

Atlanta Merchandise Mart before the 1968 expansion. In the distance is the 230 Peachtree Tower.

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Atlanta Merchandise Mart showroom corridor.

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Copyright 1962 Gabriel Benzur

Edwards and Portman Architects office located within the Atlanta Merchandise Mart.

Atlanta Merchandise Mart with skybridges to the 230 Peachtree on the left and the North Tower on the right.

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230 Peachtree (Peachtree Center Tower) – 1965

The Peachtree Center office tower, now known as 230 Peachtree, was an

architectural statement. Its steel and cast-concrete panel construction was innovative for Atlanta. Its design would be emulated in six other Peachtree Center office towers. The building was set back from the street to allow space for an art-filled plaza that featured the sculpture ‘Renaissance of the City’ by Robert Helsmoortel . ‘The Spiral’ sculpture by Willi Gutmann was placed on the edge of a small sunken garden adjacent to the Atlanta Merchandise Mart. The building’s unique form was partially a function of the land lots below the building. The south bay of the building was built above a property with a long term land lease and was designed to be removed at the behest of the lenders. Further up, a short sky bridge connects the building to the Top of the Mart restaurant. When first opened, the tower was spectacularly lit with lights located on the plaza and at the top of the Atlanta Merchandise Mart. Copyright 1965 Clyde May

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Original 230 Peachtree Center Tower entrance.

Copyright 1966 Clyde May Copyright 1976 Jerry Spearman

Original 230 Peachtree Center lobby.

Copyright 1966 Clyde May

Skybridge from Continental Trailways Bus Terminal and Parking Garage to 230 Peachtree Center Tower and Atlanta Merchandise Mart.

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Copyright 1976 Jerry Spearman

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

The sunken garden in front of 230 Peachtree with the sculpture “Renaissance of the City” by Robert Helsmoortel.

230 Peachtree plaza featuring the sculpture “Renaissance of the City” by Robert Helsmoortel and the two lighting bays that illuminate the building.

230 Peachtree at night. Note the illuminated skybridge connecting to the Atlanta Merchandise Mart.

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Hyatt Regency Atlanta (Regency Hyatt House) – 1967

A stunning breakthrough in urban form, the then Regency Hyatt House was a

Copyright 1968 William A. Barnes

unique combination of public square, hotel lobby and a modern interpretation of a grand hotel. The hotel was an oasis in downtown Atlanta for visitors, mart buyers, and conventioneers. The lobby featured tile floors set in a cobblestone fan shape that reinforced the idea of an indoor public square. Unique glass elevators offered spectacular views to visitors and provided a memorable kinetic element to the atrium space and to Club Atlantis, located just below the lobby level. The 22-story atrium is topped by the blue-domed Polaris revolving restaurant. The lobby originally featured a towering fountain that rose from the terrace level along with Le Parasol Lounge, featuring a birdcage filled with tropical birds. A 1974 renovation removed the original fountain tower and replaced it with the sculpture ‘Flora Raris’ by Richard Lippold.

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Original Hyatt Regency Atlanta sidewalk canopy. Copyright 1968 Alexandre Georges Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Copyright 1968 William A. Barnes

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Atrium lobby toward the main entrance with the original fountain of Kafe Kobenhavn on the right.

The elevator design is patented by John Portman. At the time of construction, they were the most expensive ever built.

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Le Parasol Lounge with the original lobby fountain in the background on the left. Copyright 1967 Alexandre Georges Copyright 1967 Alexandre Georges

Interior of Le Parasol Lounge with birdcage on the left. Copyright 1969 William A Barnes

Hyatt Regency Atlanta atrium.View of the Le Parasol Lounge, elevator core and original fountain sculpture.

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Copyright 1989 Michael Portman

Copyright 1985 Paul Beswick

Copyright 2005 Mark Knight

Worm’s eye view from directly under the parasol (once part of Le Parasol Lounge) looking toward the skylight.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, atrium.This is a worm’s eye view of the elevator core toward the skylight and the sculpture ‘Flora Raris’ by Richard Lippold.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta atrium.View of Le Parasol Lounge and the sculpture “Flora Raris” by Richard Lippold.

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View of the pool deck from lobby balcony. Image courtesy of the Portman Archives Copyright 1967 Alexandre Georges

Copyright 1969 William A. Barnes

Copyright 1967 Alexandre Georges

Club Atlantis entertainment venue. Note the elevators through the window behind the bar.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta’s Hugo’s fine dining restaurant.

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View of guest room with Contemporary decor.

Copyright 1967 Alexandre Georges

Copyright 1967 Alexandre Georges

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Detail of hanging elemental strands. Exterior of the Polaris rooftop restaurant.

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Continental Trailways Bus Terminal & Parking Garage – 1968

The

Continental Trailways Bus Terminal and Parking Garage was reinforced to allow for a future addition. In 1992, a portion of the Atlanta Gift Mart was built atop the parking deck.

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

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Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Interior of the Continental Trailways Bus Terminal and Parking Garage.

Continental Trailways Bus Terminal and Parking Garage. Skybridge has not been built on the right.

Looking toward parking garage entrance with signage and skybridge to Peachtree Center.

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North Tower (Gas Light Tower) – 1968

The Gas Light Tower, named for its main tenant, the Atlanta Gas Light Com-

pany, looks a bit like the 1965 Peachtree Center tower with the southernmost bay removed. Everything in the building was powered by natural gas, including a gas powered turbine for generating the electricity for the building. In front of the building stood the sculpture ‘Candelabra’ by Hans Van De Bovenkamp, which was lit at night by natural gas. The lobby of the building featured the Blue Flame room, a showroom for gas appliances. On the twenty-first floor was a sky bridge, originally lit from the below, that connected the building to the Top of the Mart restaurant. Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

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Interior of the skybridge from Atlanta Merchandise Mart to Gas Light Tower. Copyright 1975 Jerry Spearman Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Original Atlanta Gas Light Building with construction of the foundation levels of the new tower visible just behind.

Plaza promenade in front of the Gas Light Tower looking toward sculpture “Candelabra� by HansVan De Bovenkamp.

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midnight sun Restaurant – 1968

The

Midnight Sun restaurant was a spectacularly-designed space located just below Peachtree Street level between the Gas Light and South Towers. The restaurant was centered on an open court that held an internally-lit fountain topped by the sculpture ‘The Big One’ by Willi Gutmann. Giant wooden ‘trees’ and dangling ‘elemental strands’ enlivened the space along with other conceptual innovations that appear in subsequent Portman designs. Copyright 1968 Alexandre Georges

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Midnight Sun bar. The central bar column was designed to resemble a large wooden tree. Copyright 1968 Alexandre Georges Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Copyright 1968 Alexandre Georges

Midnight Sun dining area and bar.The structural columns are covered in wooden slats.

Main entrance to the Midnight Sun restaurant.The door was designed to resemble the sun.

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Peachtree Center Promenade – 1968-1976

The symmetrical groupings of the four Peachtree Center office

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

towers create a distinctly urban public space similar to the Channel Garden at Rockefeller Center in New York. The skylights that brighten the Mall at Peachtree Center were once open courts filled with hanging ivy, fountains, and original art. The skylight opening closest to Peachtree Street was once the focal point of the Midnight Sun Restaurant. The escalators were originally located at the sides of the promenade in the open bays of the North and South towers. The escalators were relocated to the current location during the 1986 conversion of the space to the Mall at Peachtree Center.

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Peachtree Plaza promenade sculpture “The Big One” by Willi Gutmann. Copyright 1975 Jerry Spearman

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Copyright 1969 Connell

Kiosks on the promenade promoting Peachtree Center retailers and 3-D logo.

Outdoor seating for the Little Mermaid cafe. Note the exterior of the Dinner Theater, then called “Top of the Galleries.”

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South Tower – 1970

The South Tower is the mirror image of the Gas Light/North Tower.

Its first floor once featured the Franklin Simons women’s clothing store that could be reached from Peachtree Street by a butterfly-emblazoned glass elevator (since removed). The tower was later connected to The Shopping Gallery by a sky bridge that can be seen at the back of the promenade.

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

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Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Copyright 1987 Michael Portman

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

The glass elevator on Peachtree Street to the Franklin Simons women’s clothing store.

South Tower under construction with precast concrete curtain wall sections awaiting installation.

The sculpture ‘Early Mace’ by Charles Perry once sat in front of the South Tower. It can now be seen in front of the Suntrust Plaza tower.

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Hyatt Regency Atlanta Addition (Ivy Tower) – 1971

The initial success of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta led to a demand for

rooms that could not be met by the existing supply. The limited space available required a creative design solution. The cylindrical tower used here would serve as inspiration for the design of the Westin Peachtree Plaza (around the corner on Peachtree Street) as well as the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles and the Renaissance Center hotel in Detroit.

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

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International Tower (Cain Tower) – 1974 Harris Tower – 1976

The

Cain Tower, originally named for the street that bordered it to the south was renamed when the street name changed to International. (The street’s name has since been expanded to Andrew Young International.) This tower follows the general design of the 1965 230 Peachtree Tower, with adjustments for differences in the lobby entrances. The Harris Tower is a mirror image of the Cain Tower. Its construction completed the symmetrical composition of the four office towers surrounding the Peachtree Center promenade.

Copyright 1976 Clyde May

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Peachtree Center Shopping Gallery Atrium - 1974

The

shopping gallery at the back of the Peachtree Center promenade originally featured original art, hanging ivy and escalators lit by Tivoli lights. Two ‘people scoops’ at the promenade level brought shoppers into the space.

Copyright 1974 Jerry Spearman

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Interior of the “Off Peachtree� restaurant, separated from the shopping gallery by a glass wall. Copyright 1980 Clyde May Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Fashion show for diners at the Cafe Mediterranean featuring sportswear from Richs II.

Peachtree Center shopping gallery atrium looking down at Cafe Mediterranean and the Serendipity Singers.

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Peachtree Center Avenue entrance to shopping gallery and restaurants. Image courtesy of the Portman Archives Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

View of the Midnight Sun Bakery in the Peachtree Center Shopping Gallery.

Peachtree Center shopping gallery atrium super graphics with original color scheme.

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Copyright 1988 Michael Portman

Remaining wooden “trees� from the Midnight Sun restaurant during conversion to Peachtree Center Mall.

Copyright 1990 Michael Portman

Copyright 1990 Michael Portman

Copyright 1990 Michael Portman

The mall at Peachtree Center main entrance following the 1986 renovation.

Atrium following 1986 conversion to Peachtree Center Mall.The mirrored sides of the escalators reflect the sloping skylight.

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Peachtree Center Shopping Gallery Dinner Theater – 1976

In 1976 a dinner theater was added to the top of

the Shopping Gallery atrium. Referred to as both the ‘Top of the Gallery’ and ‘Midnight Sun’ Dinner Theater, the location added a new nightlife option to the Peachtree Center complex.

Copyright 1976 Stuart Bumgardener

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Interior of the Midnight Sun Dinner Theater with curtain open.

Copyright 1976 Stuart Bumgardener Copyright 1976 Stuart Bumgardener

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Exterior of the Dinner Theater, then called the“Top of the Galleries.�

Midnight Sun Dinner Theater stage exterior with the International Tower in the background.

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Westin Peachtree Plaza – Peachtree Center Plaza Hotel - 1976

Built upon the site of the former Governor’s Mansion and the Henry Grady

Hotel, the design of the Westin Peachtree Plaza was dictated by its narrow site. Too narrow to accommodate rooms surrounding an atrium space, the design incorporated a spectacular open lobby topped by a reflective glass sheathed cylindrical hotel tower to create ‘The Tallest Hotel in the World’ upon its opening. From Peachtree Street, visitors first came across a waterfall cascade that served as a backdrop for the Terrace Room restaurant just below street level. The lobby featured a fountain filled lake with ‘floating’ islands that offered conversation areas and cocktail service. The columns that supported the hotel tower were topped by internally lit capitals and ‘elemental strands’ that hung down to the lake level.

Copyright 1987 Kevin Ames

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Entering from Peachtree Street, guests would first encounter a retail arcade that led to the main lobby. Copyright 1976 Jerry Spearman Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Copyright 1996 Michael Portman

View of the painting ‘America (Cultural Diversity Seeking Unity)’ by John C. Portman.

Westin Peachtree Plaza atrium looking toward the top of the support columns, element strands and skylight.

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View toward the hanging mural “El Gran Muro” by Olga De Amaral.

Copyright 1976 Alexandre Georges Copyright 1976 Bill Hedrich

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Westin Peachtree Plaza interior atrium with lake, “island” cocktail pod, elemental strands, and birdcage.

View of atrium and fountain from a lobby lake cocktail pod looking toward side terraces and skylight.

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Copyright 1976 Alexandre Georges

The Sundial restaurant and lounge featured floating pods with mirrored bottoms. Note the cluster of elemental strands.

Copyright 1976 Alexandre Georges

The Sundial restaurant staircase with dining area below. Copyright 1989 Michael Portman

Sundial restaurant dining level with mirror tile and Tivoli lights on bottom of overhanging pods in lounge area.

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Copyright 1976 Alexandre Georges

The Terrace Room featured the sculpture “L’Endormie II” by Olivier Strebelle in the waterfall cascade that flowed down from the Peachtree Street sidewalk level.

Copyright 1976 Jerry Spearman

Copyright 1976 Jerry Spearman

Copyright 1976 Alexandre Georges

The all-red interior of the Inner Circle night club.

The sculpture “Budding Flower” by Olivier Strebelle near the entrances to the Sidewalk Cafe and Terrace Room. Note the original tile floor pattern. 39


Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

The pool for the Westin Peachtree Plaza was covered by a sliding solarium that could be opened for fine weather.

Copyright 1976 Jerry Spearman

Copyright 1976 Jerry Spearman

Copyright 1976 Alexandre Georges

Interior of the Westin Peachtree Plaza super suite.

The banquet room featured skylight style chandeliers.

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Westin Peachtree Plaza Lobby Renovation – 1986

Maintenance and floor space issues doomed the lake in the lobby of the

Peachtree Plaza. A delightfully whimsical 1986 renovation introduced new design concepts that would show themselves in subsequent Portman designs. Unfortunately, the architectural follies also restricted the flexibility to use the lobby space and were removed during a subsequent renovation.

Copyright 1988 Timothy Hursley

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The Peachtree Street entrance to the hotel was also enlivened during the 1986 renovation. Image courtesy of the Portman Archives Copyright 1988 Timothy Hursley

Copyright 1988 Timothy Hursley

View of interior atrium towards terrace levels and registration desk. Open cube and glass chandelier on right.

View of interior atrium toward sitting area, elemental strands and Tivoli lights.

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Peachtree Plaza Park - 1988

Peachtree Plaza Park designed by John Portman and built as

a gift to the city stood until renovated prior to the 1996 Olympic Games. The space now features a statue of Andrew Young.

Copyright 1988 Michael Portman

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AmericasMart Building 3 (Atlanta Apparel Mart) – 1979 Addition - 1988

Designed to be expanded, the Atlanta Apparel Mart opened

with a five-story fan-shaped atrium that featured fashion shows and other events on the main level. The four exterior corners featured distinctive circular stair towers. The 1988 addition brought the building to its total designed height. The building is connected to the Atlanta Merchandise Mart building by a unique skywalk that splits to avoid piercing the sculptural stair tower.

Copyright 1980 Paul Beswick

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Worm’s eye view of exterior spiral stair, stairwell starts in bottom left corner.

Copyright 1986 Steve Hogben Copyright 1980 Paul Beswick

View along skybridge toward the Atlanta Apparel Mart. Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Exterior of the original height Atlanta Apparel Mart with spiral stair tower and signage at the base. Note the forked sky walk.

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View of the original height interior atrium toward stage and elevator bank. Image courtesy of the Portman Archives Copyright 1980 Paul Beswick

View of original height interior atrium from third floor balcony. Copyright 1980 f Paul Beswick

Atlanta Apparel Mart atrium looking towards stage and elevator bank.

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Exterior of the Atlanta Apparel Mart following the 1988 addition.

Copyright 1988 Michael Portman Copyright 1988 Michael Portman

Atlanta Apparel Mart skylight following the 1988 addition. Copyright 1988 Michael Portman

Interior of the Apparel Mart atrium following the 1988 addition.

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Atlanta Marriott Marquis -1985

The Atlanta Marriott Marquis reflects the evolution of the Portman atrium.

The 47-story organically-shaped space is unique and many consider it to be John Portman’s masterpiece. The atrium originally featured a sitespecific fabric sculpture by Daniel Graffin. The exterior space atop the convention and service areas once featured fountains, restaurants, and lounges, as well as the sculptural grouping ‘South Music’ by Angel Orensanz. The sculptural group can still be seen at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. In the space above the porte cochere, the circular Hub Lounge was surrounded by skylights in the ceiling and floor that allowed light to filter down to the ground level. Renovations later changed the space to additional conference rooms. Copyright 1987 Timothy Hursley

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View of Atlanta Marriott Marquis atrium elevator core.

Copyright 1985 Jamie Ardiles-Arce Copyright 1985 Jamie Ardiles-Arce

Copyright 1985 Jamie Ardiles-Arce

View of interior atrium toward the Grandstand Lounge and hanging “Atrium Sculpture” by Daniel Graffin.

View of interior atrium toward the Grandstand Lounge and hanging “Atrium Sculpture” by Daniel Graffin.

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The main ballroom featured John Portman’s signature Tivoli lights. Copyright 1985 Jamie Ardiles-Arce Copyright 1985 Jamie Ardiles-Arce

Copyright 1985 Jamie Ardiles-Arce

Copyright 1985 Jamie Ardiles-Arce

Interior view of Pompanos seafood restaurant and oyster bar.

View along lighted walkway to JW’s Elegant Dining restaurant.

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Copyright 1985 Jamie Ardiles-Arce

View from the interior of JW’s Elegant Dining restaurant looking toward roof terrace and the sculpture “South Music” by Angel Orensanz.

Copyright 1985 Jamie Ardiles-Arce

Copyright 1987 Timothy Hursley

Copyright 1985 Jamie Ardiles-Arce

The Peachtree Center Avenue Porte Cochere entrance to the Marquis complex.The hub lounge sat above the street level porte cochere.

View from roof terrace looking through the sculpture “South Music” by Angel Orensanz toward the top.

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Atlanta Marriott Marquis Indoor/Outdoor swimming pool and deck area. Copyright 1985 Jamie Ardiles-Arce Copyright 1985 Jamie Ardiles-Arce

View of the reflecting pool fountain on roof terrace. Copyright 1985 Jamie Ardiles-Arce

Water cascade and reflecting pool looking toward the swimming pool area.

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Marquis One Office Tower – 1985 Marquis Two Office Tower – 1988

Marquis One Office Tour was designed to match the Cain and Harris Tow-

er but with a slightly lower crown parapet, the Marquis One Office Tower featured elaborate lobby spaces and a porte cochere shared with the Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel. The Peachtree Center Avenue entrances feature lion sculptures by Olivier Strebelle. The Marquis Two building is a near clone to the Marquis One. The two main differences are the unique window pattern on the north-facing wall featuring larger glass panes and the single spiral staircase rather than the two curved staircases of the Marquis One.

Copyright 1988 Michael Portman

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Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

The painting “Echec A’ L’Etra” by Jean Dubuffet could be seen from the street entrance to the Marquis One tower. The painting can now be seen in the gallery at SunTrust Plaza.

Image courtesy of the Portman Archives

Marquis One office tower lion sculpture by Olivier Strebelle. Copyright 1988 Michael Portman

Exterior view of the Marquis Two Office Tower North facade showing the window pattern unique to the building.

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Courtland Street Parking Deck – 1985 Peachtree Center Athletic Club – 1989

The Courtland street parking deck was built to serve the Mar-

quis complex and features louvered slats similar to the 1968 Continental Trailways Bus Terminal and Parking Garage. It was topped by the athletic club that included an indoor pool, restaurant, and exercise spaces. The interior of the athletic club is reminiscent of the Portman-designed George W. Woodruff Physical Education Center at Emory University.

Copyright 1985 Michael Portman

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Exterior view of the Peachtree Center Athletic Club with banners and skybridge. Copyright 1989 Michael Portman Copyright 1989 Michael Portman

Copyright 1989 Michael Portman

Interior view looking over atrium plants towards exercise space. Note the row of trees on the left.

Interior view of the Peachtree Center Athletic Club upper level corridor and spiral staircase.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Historic Preservation Division Georgia Department of Natural Resources Dean Baker, Author & Editor Stephanie Jordan, Layout Design Charlie Miller, Karen Anderson-Cordova

Central Atlanta Progress/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Jennifer Ball, Wilma Sothern Lynn Williamson, Sara Haas

Portman Holdings Stanley P. (Mickey) Steinberg, Andy Wallace

John Portman & Associates Emily Ann Munnell

City of Atlanta Atlanta City Council District 2 - Kwanza Hall Doug Young, Jay Tribby

Docomomo GA Tom Little

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