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About 65 folks showed up at the group's first event to explore a gorgeous 1893 home, followed by a pub tour of the Wrecking Bar (pictured below).


Join Inherit GA on August 30, 2017 for an insider's tour of select downtown Atlanta buildings designed by renowned modern architect and developer John Portman.

Inherit GA: The Next Generation of Preservationists
A group of Georgia Trust supporters under 40

Inherit GA is an exciting new initiative of The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation designed to cultivate and prepare the next generation of preservation leaders in Georgia.

This group of supporters under 40 has come together to work within the organizational network of The Georgia Trust to pursue social and educational activities, and to establish bonds of friendship through a mutual interest in architecture, history and culture.

Inherit GA gathers on a regular basis to explore historic venues. Participants visit lesser-known historic sites, take behind-the-scenes tours, see preservation projects that are in progress, and whatever else appeals to the group.

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Interior Urbanism: Exploring John Portman's Hotel Atriums, Office Complexes and Sky Bridges
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
6:15 to 8:30 p.m.
*Meet-up location and directions will be emailed to registrants.
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Join Inherit GA for an insider's tour of select downtown Atlanta buildings designed by renowned modern architect and developer John Portman. Led by Portman aficionados Dean Baker and Dennis Lovello, the tour will feature the hotels, office plazas and sky bridges that put Atlanta on the architectural map!

Highlights of the Tour:

  • Peachtree Center – "The Rockefeller Center of Atlanta" – Learn about the evolution of this groundbreaking mixed use development that changed the urban fabric of Peachtree Street
  • The Hyatt Regency – Formally known as "The Regency Hyatt House," this hotel features a soaring atrium and bubble elevators.
  • The Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel – Once one of the world's tallest hotels, this 72-story cylindrical structure makes an exclamation point on Atlanta's skyline. Learn about the evolution of the hotel, ride the elevator high into the sky and enjoy jaw-dropping views from the Sundial restaurant and cocktail lounge.
  • Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel – Perhaps the most architecturally dramatic of Portman's atrium designs, the 52-story atrium soars to 515 feet. Ride one of the elevators for a thrilling experience as you view the vast atrium.
  • Sun Trust Plaza – a post-modern feat of architecture that anchors the north end of Peachtree Center - Rising 60 stories, explore "The Great Hall Lobby," (while admiring Portman's original art and sculptures), and learn about "the exploding column" one of Portman's signature design features
  • Sky Bridges – Stay cool and walk above the hustle and bustle of the streets below via a few of the 26 sky bridges that connect Portman's structures.

Immediately following the tour, Inherit GA will host a cocktail reception at JP Atlanta Restaurant and Bar, located in the Hotel Indigo Downtown.

Your ticket purchase includes:

  • Free Valet Parking for the duration of the event, provided by JP Atlanta Restaurant and Bar (located at Hotel Indigo)
  • One free cocktail: select beer or wine, or choose between two signature cocktails
  • 10% off select drinks after your one free cocktail
  • 20% off Dinner (your total food bill) should you choose to dine at the JP Atlanta Restaurant and Bar (event night only)

Spaces are limited. Register now >>

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