Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere: John C. Portman

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere: John C. Portman

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John C. Portman * The architect and developer known for his post-modernist designs that helped reshape cities such as Atlanta and New York, has died. He was 93.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed offered condolences to Mr. Portman's family and said, "His signature is written in the Atlanta skyline."

Reed also said the architect's "love for our city and for downtown Atlanta is well known and unrivaled."

Mr. Portman's revolutionary designs redefined urban landscapes, though sometimes not without controversy. The New York Times reported that some of his buildings were criticized as concrete islands and self-contained cities within cities.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that no single architect shaped Atlanta's skyline like Mr. Portman. He gave the city the cylindrical Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel as well as the AmericasMart, an array of buildings downtown where wholesale goods are bought and sold. …

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