FYI: No Photos Allowed At 191

The most stunning lobby in Atlanta is arguably the massive foyer of the 191 Peachtree. With those Faberge-like chandeliers suspended over a marble floor that echoes leather-soled shoes so well, it is truly a sight to behold. And if you’re from out-of-town, you might feel inspired enough to take a snap or two to share with the folks back home.

But apparently, this is not allowed.

A post on BoingBoing features a interesting comment from a reader who suffered repetitive harassment from a Wachovia security guard at the 191. “I asked him why, and he simply kept repeating pictures were not allowed. He even asked me to delete the picture I had taken.”

5 Comments so far

  1. Andisheh Nouraee (unregistered) on June 11th, 2005 @ 12:50 am

    My girlie works in a shiny office park in Marietta and everyone in her office just got a memo “reminding” employees that it is verboten to take photos of building. Her initial response was to wonder why the hell anyone would take a picture of her building? Then it just annoyed her.

    Just a speculatin’, but I think such bizarre policies are the result of building security consultants justifying their outrageous fees by making up stupid rules.

  2. Paulie (unregistered) on June 11th, 2005 @ 9:14 pm

    I went to take pictures of the bridge near GA Tech which used to be a part of Bankhead Hwy and now just abruptly ends. The security guard for the parking lot for the building next to this bridge refused me entrance to their property because the company didn’t allow people to take pictures of their building (which I explained countlessly to the guard that I had no interest in doing).

  3. Photographer (unregistered) on June 14th, 2005 @ 6:30 pm
  4. Ben Harris (unregistered) on June 17th, 2005 @ 1:55 am

    I was once told to not take photos in a grocery store here in Bangkok, but unbeknownst to them, I had already taken a photo of the mysterious black chicken.

  5. StacyD (unregistered) on June 17th, 2005 @ 9:55 am

    I used to be a property manager for one of those “signature” buildings — it’s all about 9/11, baby! What a shame, huh? But most of the time, if you go to the property management office first and ask permission, they will okay it & let the security officers know. Security is just doing what they have been told to do, rather than risk losing their contract…

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