Saturday, April 4, 2009

Terracotta Army. High Museum, Atlanta

It was great visiting with my mother and being able to see the Warriors up close. Perhaps just as interesting since it was unexpected was the hotel(Marriott Marquis). Here is some fun info about the hotel that I found interesting. From Wikipedia:

The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is a Marriott hotel and the 14th 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 broken by the Burj Al-Arab in Dubai.

When you watch the videos, click on HQ to see it in a higher quality


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Velma said...

I hate that hotel - we always have meetings there (I have been there 5 times). I just don't like the exposed space.

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