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.