John C. Portman Jr.
John Calvin Portman Jr. (December 4, 1924 – December 29, 2017) was an American neofuturistic architect and real estate developer. He was born in Walhalla, South Carolina. He was known for popularizing hotels and office buildings with multi-storied interior atria.
Portman also had a large impact on the cityscape of his hometown of Atlanta, with the Peachtree Center, Hyatt, Westin, and Marriott hotels.
Portman died on December 29, 2017 in Atlanta of heart failure, aged 93.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "John Portman dies at 93". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. December 30, 2017. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Portmanusa.com: website of the Portman architectural firm
- Portmanholdings.com: website of the Portman real estate development firm
- Johnportmanfilm.com: 'John Portman: A Life of Building' Archived 2017-12-21 at the Wayback Machine — film about Portman's life and works, aired on PBS stations in June 2013.