John C. Portman Architecture Photos

John Calvin Portman Jr. (1924) is best known for the Peachtree Center in Atlanta, GA, the Hyatt Regency & Embarcadero Center buildings in San Francisco, CA, the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles and the Renaissance Center in Detroit. His noted contribution to architecture is the open atrium lobby in hotels.

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Financial District from Coit Tower. San Francisco, CA.Four thin buildings of Embarcadero Center plus X-braced Maritime Plaza. San Francisco, CA.Embarcadero Center plaza. San Francisco, CA.Market Street from Ferry Building with Hyatt Regency Hotel & Embarcadero Center. San Francisco, CA.
Financial District from Coit Tower. San Francisco, CA.Four thin buildings of Embarcadero Center (1971-82) plus X-braced Maritime Plaza. San Francisco, CA. Architect: John Portman & Assoc..Embarcadero Center plaza. San Francisco, CA.Market Street from Ferry Building with Hyatt Regency Hotel & Embarcadero Center. San Francisco, CA.
Hyatt Regency Hotel with round observation deck in square frame. San Francisco, CA.Hyatt Regency Hotel with round observation deck in square frame. San Francisco, CA.Hyatt Regency Hotel 17 story atrium one of the largest interior spaces in Bay Area. San Francisco, CA.Bonaventure Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.
Hyatt Regency Hotel (1972) with round observation deck in square frame. San Francisco, CA. Architect: John C. Portman Jr & Assoc..Hyatt Regency Hotel (1972) with round observation deck in square frame. San Francisco, CA. Architect: John C. Portman Jr & Assoc..Hyatt Regency Hotel 17 story atrium one of the largest interior spaces in Bay Area. San Francisco, CA.Bonaventure Hotel (1974-6) (5th & Figueroa Streets). Los Angeles, CA. Architect: John Portman & Assoc..
Bonaventure Hotel clusters five cylinders. Los Angeles, CA.Skyline of Detroit with Renaissance Center. Detroit, MI.Renaissance Center has central round tower plus four shorter squarish towers. Detroit, MI.Towers of Renaissance Center. Detroit, MI.
Bonaventure Hotel clusters five cylinders. Los Angeles, CA.Skyline of Detroit with Renaissance Center (1977). Detroit, MI. Style: Modern. Architect: John Portman & Assoc..Renaissance Center has central round tower plus four shorter squarish towers. Detroit, MI.Towers of Renaissance Center. Detroit, MI.
Renaissance Center Towers with small round sections for elevators. Detroit, MI.


Renaissance Center Towers with small round sections for elevators. Detroit, MI.



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