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Westin Peachtree Plaza

Identification

Westin Peachtree Plaza
121254

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
glass
curtain wall
dark blue
modernism

Usages

hotel
restaurant parking

Facts

  • Glass elevators in the small cylinder lead to a revolving restaurant and public observatory.
  • Tallest hotel building in the world when completed, surpassed by Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.
  • The height on the Peachtree Street side is 700 feet from the street to the penthouse.
  • The building suffered extensive damage from a F2 tornado that struck nearby on the evening of March 14, 2008.
  • During the 2008 tornado, the building lost over 100 windows and the top swayed several feet.
  • The top floor rotates on a 30 minute cycle while the one below rotates every 60 minutes.
  • The Peachtree Plaza was Atlanta's tallest completed building from 1976 to 1987, when the One Atlantic Center became Atlanta's tallest.
  • Multiple scenes from the 1981 film Sharky's Machine, starring Burt Reynolds were filmed within the hotel and Sundial restaurant.
  • Although several local Atlanta radio stations use the broadcast tower on top of the building, WZGC "Dave FM", owned by CBS Radio, is the owner and primary operator.
  • Floors 1-4 contain parking spaces for 1,000 cars, floor 5 is the lobby, floors 6-14 contain meeting space, floors 15-70 include 1,068 guest rooms and floors 71-73 contain a revolving restaurant, observation deck, and lounge called the Sundial Bar & View.
  • The design is very similar to the Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit, with a large glass cylinder attached to a much narrower one.
  • Overtook Radisson Royal Hotel in Moscow as the world's tallest hotel.
  • The 220 foot free-fall by stuntman Dar Robinson from the tower in Sharky's Machine is the longest outdoor free-fall stunt, completed without wires, carried out for a commercial film.
  • The Peachtree Plaza now stands where the 13-story Henry Grady Hotel once stood.
  • The diameter of this building is 188 feet (57m).

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Location

210 Peachtree Street NW
30303
Downtown
Atlanta
Georgia
U.S.A.

Technical Data

883.01 ft
723.01 ft
723.01 ft
73
1976
15
1,000

Involved Companies

developer, facade designer, tenant, window supplier

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Observation floor is available
  • Panoramic elevators are present
  • Revolving floor is present
  • Transmission antenna on roof