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Dec. 31, 2017
 John Portman
 John Portman
Do you visit Atlanta for the tradeshows? The creator of AmericasMart, John Portman, just passed away at 93. He was unique in that he designed and developed many of his properties. That is extremely rare. It would be like Nike owning gyms; one is normally just one part of the ‘food chain’. Starting in 1961, Portman helped revitalize downtown Atlanta. What’s also interesting is his business partner: it was his old college professor. He co-wrote several books and was even the topic of a movie. He cited Frank Lloyd Wright as an influence on his style.

Thank you John for creating a space for us in the industry.

Tags: John Portman, americasmart, atlanta, downtown, nyt, development, architecture

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