Thursday, January 6, 2011

ATLANTApix: The Polaris

The Polaris
atop the Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Have aliens from another planet landed in Atlanta? There are days when a passerby might think so, but the saucer on top of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta is actually the Polaris Restaurant. At least it used to be.

When construction was completed in 1967, the Hyatt was the tallest building in Atlanta...and the blue dome-topped revolving restaurant sealed the buildings legacy in Atlanta history. Designed by John Portman (who designed a lot of buildings in Atlanta), the hotel was built around a 22-story atrium...a first in hotel design.

Plans to reopen the Polaris have not been announced. The restaurant closed in 2004. In the meantime, I'm anxiously waiting to see what's done with the blue dome...

ATLANTApix of the tourATLANTA blog features a "photo-of-the-day" of Atlanta. Come back tomorrow for a new one!

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