Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Winter 2-1978

Description

Built in 1976, the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel stood 73 stories tall as Atlanta’s tallest building. This changed in 1983 when 191 Peachtree Center was built even taller. The hotel was built in a cylindrical shape with reflective glass so as to reflect the skyline downtown. Alongside the building is another cylindrical piece of architecture that houses 2 elevators for the hotel. At the very top of the building rests the Sun Dial Restaurant and Bar, a very popular establishment that features a revolving floor.

Notes

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1023

(accessed 27 Feb 2012)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westin_Peachtree_Plaza_Hotel

(accessed 27 Feb 2012)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Portman

(accessed 27 Feb 2012)

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1924

Subject Headings

Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel (Atlanta, G.A.); Hotels -- United States -- History -- 20th century; Hotels -- Design and construction;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Georgia

City Name

Atlanta

Street Address

210 Peachtree Street

Keywords

hotels, Atlanta, The Westin Peachtree Plaza, history

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