Atlanta Marriott Marquis


Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Infobox Skyscraper
building_name = Marriott Marquis Atlanta


built = 1985
use = Hotel
location = Atlanta, Georgia, USA
status = Completed
roof = 554 ft (169 m)
floor_count = 52
architect = John Portman and Associates

The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is a Marriott hotel and the 11th tallest skyscraper in Atlanta, Georgia. Designed by Atlanta architect John Portman, It is probably one of the most well-recognized buildings in the city. Because of its noticeable bulging base, it is often referred to as the "pregnant building". Construction was completed on the building in 1985.

One of the defining features of the Marriott Marquis is its large atrium. It was the largest in the world upon its completion in 1985, at 470 feet (143 m) high. The atrium spans the entire height of the building and consists of two vertical chambers divided by elevator shafts and bridges. The record was later shattered by the Burj Al-Arab in Dubai.

The blue and red structures near the top of the north face (visible in photo) are a John Portman "wildcard" element accentuating the concierge lounge within, which is open only to people on the uppermost floors.

The hotel has the same basic name as the flagship Marriot hotel in New York City

Facts and figures

*Roof Height: 554 feet (168.9 meters)
*Floor Count: 52
*Hotel Rooms: 1,675
*Meeting Rooms: 48
*Restaurants: 5
*Lounges: 4
*Elevators: 12

ee also

*List of tallest buildings in Atlanta

External links

* [http://www.rediscovermarquis.com Official Site]
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=121108 Emporis.com] Building ID 121108


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