OUR FAVORITE PLACES

Local architects weigh in on the area structures that move and inspire them

PIEDMONT CENTER photo: Courtesy Granite Properties

STORY: Adrianne Murchison

Once upon a time in the ’80s, Atlanta had a very minute skyline. Not so today. Now it’s something to be proud of, with tall, creatively designed buildings from downtown to Midtown to Buckhead and beyond. We asked several local architects to name some […]

STONE, STEEL, GLASS AND LIGHT

OLD AND NEW BEAUTY TAKE MANY FORMS IN THE AREA’S IMPRESSIVE ARCHITECTURE

STORY: Michael Jacobs

Poet John Keats wrote “beauty is truth,” but the truth in architecture is that beauty emerges from a balance of form and function. The beautiful buildings we’re highlighting in this issue range from more than a century to just a few months old, but all of them combine eye-catching features outside and in […]

REMEMBERING JOHN PORTMAN

AN ODE TO THE ACCLAIMED ARCHITECT WHO HELPED SHAPE ATLANTA

John Portman in front of a sculpture he created that stands outside SunTrust Plaza in downtown Atlanta. © 2004 Tom Hamilton; image courtesy The Portman Archives

John Portman in front of a sculpture he created that stands outside SunTrust Plaza in downtown Atlanta. © 2004 Tom Hamilton; image courtesy The Portman Archives

STORY: Kevin C. Madigan

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