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Architects Talk the New Polaris, Opening Downtown in Early 2014

The Polaris dominates the 1967 ATL skyline.
The Polaris dominates the 1967 ATL skyline.
Photo: Atlanta Time Machine

Polaris, the UFO-like restaurant atop the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, is all set to open in the first quarter of 2014. Renovations are underway on the restaurant— complete with a revolving bar— on the 29th floor of the hotel. Says architect Bill Johnson of The Johnson Studio, "We weren't trying to make a museum, but at the same time, we're trying to preserve some of the retro parts that are still cool today." On Facebook, watch a video in which Johnson and partner Brian Finkel give insight into Polaris and the experience it'll bring Atlanta, starting with the elevator ride up.
· Architects Promise Polaris Will Retain Its Retro Cool [-CATL-]
· Reflections on the Blue Dome [Hyatt Regency Atlanta/Facebook]


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