Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cover: Westin Peachtree Plaza

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Westin Peachtree Plaza
Westin Peachtree Plaza
Today's Cover photo is a shot of the soaring, glistening Westin Peachtree Plaza, once the tallest hotel in the world. Designed by famous Atlanta architect John Portman, the Westin was a catalyst for incredibly unique Atlanta architecture that continues to rise today...ask my friend Terry Kearns of Architecture Tourist

Atop the Westin is The Sundial Restaurant, Bar & View...towering 73 stories over Atlanta! The restaurant is a steakhouse and a favorite destination for weekend brunch when locals have company in from out of town and makes one full revolution every 60 minutes. And the Bar is great for a relaxing martini after a hard days work...it makes a full revolution every 35 minutes..

The View lies between the restaurant and the bar and is stationary with vistas encompassing an unparalleled 360 panorama. If you don't have a restaurant or bar reservation, it'll cost $5 to ride the exterior glass elevator to get to The View, but the "view" is worth every penny. And there are nearby public parking lots that are only $5 in the evenings and weekends (unless there's a special event going on).

Enjoy the Westin Peachtree Plaza...it's an Atlanta icon and is a tell-tale sign that one is viewing the Atlanta skyline.

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