John Portman, Famend NYC Skyscraper Architect, Useless At 93

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John Portman, the famend architect of the Marriott Marquis in Instances Sq. who breathed life into skyscrapers by hollowing out their insides, died Friday in Atlanta.

The New York Instances reported that he was 93 and no explanation for loss of life was given.

Portman, who designed hovering buildings world wide over a 50-year profession, made a reputation for himself by opening up the interiors of his works with sweeping atriums and vertiginous views from glass elevators.

His portfolio contains the Embarcadero Middle in San Francisco and the Peachtree Middle in Atlanta, in response to the Instances.

His fortress-like Marriott Marquis opened to nice fanfare in 1985 at Broadway between E. 45th and E. 46th streets.

The 50-story resort was heralded on the time for serving to turnaround the seedy Instances Sq..

 
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