Portman at the High

Has anyone been to the John Portman exhibition at the High ? I’d forgotten about it until this story in The Architect’s Newspaper (via Planetizen) popped up in my RSS reader.


I’ve been a bystander in a lot of online and in-person conversations about his work in Atlanta and sometimes it’s hard to believe that everyone is talking about the same guy. In any discussion of his influence on downtown you’re likely to hear both giddy, glowing praise and profane vituperations fit for a pirate ship. It’s hard not to want to know more about someone like that.

Have you seen it? What did you think?

2 Comments so far

  1. sabrina (unregistered) on February 10th, 2010 @ 3:05 pm

    I’ve been and loved it. I work in a Portman building and found the context of his other work fascinating. I also didn’t realize his work had such global reach.

  2. Tamra (tlt0912) on February 11th, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

    Cool. I wasn’t familiar with much of his work outside the US either.

    I had a temp job on one of the top floors of 303 Peachtree a few years ago. It was so weird when I first started, not being able to see the ground because clouds were around the top of the building, or being able to feel the building sway when it was windy.

    I think I’m going to finally go this weekend or next week.

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