John Portman and the Atlanta Skyline

The Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta

The Hyatt Regency Hotel Source: Wikipedia

Perhaps no one person was as responsible for the changes in the Atlanta skyline as was John C. Portman.  A Georgia Tech graduate, Portman designed and built innovative buildings in downtown Atlanta for over thirty years.  Beginning in the late 1960s, Portman’s designs set new precedents for architecture around the nation.  One of his most recognizable buildings is the blue-domed Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Click here to view a timeline video of Portman’s other contributions to the Atlanta skyline.

For more photos about Atlanta’s changing skyline or to view downtown Atlanta “then and now”, go to the Atlanta Time Machine photo gallery.