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Andrew Young’s eulogy for John Portman

"He wanted a world where people could be true to themselves and where the clashes of colors were forced upon you and you had to appreciate everything and everybody, different though they may be. Everything he had and everything he did had some powerful social meaning and purpose."

John Portman’s designs reshaped his hometown of Atlanta, and changed the world

On Friday afternoon, nearly 1,000 Atlantans — among them a “who’s who” of politicians, CEOs and cultural leaders — came together in the atrium of the AmericasMart in downtown to remember the life of John Portman, Jr., FAIA. Portman, the man who shaped downtown Atlanta, passed away December 29 at age 93, leaving a towering legacy behind. The soaring atrium...

No architect ever loved Atlanta like John Portman

"All I ever wanted to do in Atlanta was create something that would elevate the city.” Remembering the iconic architect, who died December 29 at age 93.

The wrong kind of time capsule: Notes on an afternoon inside John Portman's Bonaventure Hotel

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

As a tribute to John Portman, the architect and developer who died Dec. 29 at age 93, I decided to spend a few hours on New Year’s Day afternoon inside the famously labyrinthine and cinematic interior spaces of his Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The hotel, which opened in 1976...

Portman’s Complaint: How John Portman built modern Downtown Atlanta and changed the face of Urban America

Editor’s note: This story by Atlanta native Steve Oney was originally published in Esquire magazine in June of 1987. Oney granted ArtsATL exclusive rights to reprint the story to commemorate the death of the legendary architect who designed the buildings that define Downtown Atlanta. Portman died December 29 at the age of 93. This story...

John Portman, the Architect Who Made Modernist Atriums Sci-fi, Dies at 93

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

With their enormous atria, elaborate fountains, and glass elevators, John Portman's hotels are straight out of a science fiction movie. The post John Portman, the Architect Who Made Modernist Atriums Sci-fi, Dies at 93 appeared first on Hyperallergic.

John C. Portman Jr., architect who reenvisioned the modern hotel, dies at 93

He popularized cavernous hotel atriums, replete with waterfalls, fountains, ivy and spiral staircases.

Westin Bonaventure architect John Portman, who aimed to soothe anxiety in the postwar city, dies at 93

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Obituary of the architect John Portman, who designed the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles

Westin Bonaventure architect John Portman, who aimed to soothe anxiety in the postwar city, dies at 93

Obituary of the architect John Portman, who designed the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles

Pioneer architect John Portman dead at 93

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

John Portman, who pioneered modern hotel design and whose reach spanned from his native United States to Asia, has died aged 93, his firm said on Saturday. "A pioneering architect, entrepreneur, artist and philanthropist, Mr PortmanShow More Summary

John Portman, Architect Of Soaring Hotel Atriums And Transformer Of Skylines, Has Died At 93

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Portman's buildings "often evoked oohs and aahs from the public, but were not always a hit with critics, who called them concrete islands, self-contained cities within cities — serving their patrons yet insular, even forbidding to outsiders. But by combining architectural talents with the savvy of a real estate entrepreneur, Mr. Portman was hugely successful […]

Well-known architect John C. Portman Jr. dies at 93

John C. Portman, an architect and developer known for his post-modernist designs that helped reshaped cities such as Atlanta and New York, has died. He was 93. Atlanta Mayor Kasim … Click to Continue »

John Portman, renowned NYC skyscraper architect, dead at 93

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

John Portman, the renowned architect of the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, died Friday in Atlanta.

Neofuturist architect John Portman bet on cities just as people fled them

Editor's note: John Portman, the famous American architect and developer known for soaring atriums and famous projects that helped revive or develop downtowns across the globe, died Friday in Atlanta at age 93. We're republishing this...Show More Summary

John Portman, Architect Who Made Skylines Soar, Dies at 93

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Portman, who was also a developer, built futuristic office complexes and hotels with towering atriums, transforming cityscapes across the world.

Natalie Portman Reveals Five Items She Can't Live Without

Natalie Portman is one of the most well-known actresses in the world, but her typical day sounds a lot like ours! The 36-year-old The Death and Life of John F. Donovan actress donned a denim dress while out running errands on Thursday (August 24) in Los Angeles. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natalie [...]

Stacking the Deck: The Regulatory Accountability Act’s Threat to Civil Rights

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, center, with Senators Rob Portman, Roy Blunt, John Barrasso, John Thune, and John Cornyn, in March 2014 T he Trump administration has made clear its intention toShow More Summary

Natalie Portman Stuns in First 'The Death & Life of John F Donovan' Poster

Natalie Portman is sporting a new ‘do in her upcoming new film! The 35-year-old actress stars in the new poster for the upcoming The Death & Life of John F. Donovan shared by the film’s director Xavier Dolan. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natalie Portman “Teaser poster for Natalie Portman in the Death [...]

Amara Karan Joins ‘The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan’; Luke Tennie To Star In Indie Drama ‘Vengeance’

Amara Karan has been cast in Xavier Dolan’s English-language debut drama The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan, joining an impressive ensemble that includes Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, Thandie Newton, Kit Harington, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Jacob Tremblay, Michael Gambon, Bella Thorne, Chris Zylka and Emily Hampshire. Show More Summary

Design auction offers incredible architecture 'experiences'

Including tours of masterpieces by Lina Bo Bardi, John Portman, and more Architecture can look freaking cool on the internet, but it’s no doubt best experienced in person. And for a lucky few, a new auction benefiting the Van Alen Institute...Show More Summary

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