John Portman, whose atrium hotels brought sparkle to cities, dies at 93

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  1. John Portman, whose atrium hotels brought sparkle to cities, dies at 93  Chicago Tribune
  2. John Portman, architect who designed Renaissance Center, dies at 93  Crain’s Detroit Business
  3. John C. Portman, Jr. passes away  Furniture Today
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John Portman, the Atlanta architect and developer whose hotels introduced soaring atriums into the fabric of American life and helped revitalize downtowns around the nation, .d Thursday ..John Portman, the architect and developer who revolutionized hotel designs with soaring futuristic atriums, built commercial towers that revitalized the downtowns of decaying postwar American cities and transformed Asian skylines from Shanghai to Mumbai, .d on Friday in Atlanta. He was ..John Portman, the Atlanta architect and developer whose hotels introduced soaring atriums into the fabric of American life and helped revitalize downtowns around the nation, .d Friday. He was . Po .Portman also was among the group of civic leaders who steered Atlanta s "city too busy to hate" philosophy in the Civil Rights era, quietly pressing for racial integration while aiming to avoid protests or riots. John Portman, the architect and developer who revolutionized hotel designs with soaring futuristic .







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