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Atlanta's UFO-Shaped Icon Will Soon Be Reborn

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Atlanta's favorite spaceship-shaped restaurant could soon be back in business, after nearly a decade of dormancy. Renovations to the Polaris — the iconic revolving eatery atop the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, the city's second largest hotel — could begin as early as this fall, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. Opened in 1967, the Polaris topped Atlanta's tallest structure at the time, but its last meal was dished out way back in 2004. The goal is to reopen the space, likely with another name, in early or mid-2014, the newspaper reports. Back in the '60s and '70s, the John Portman-designed Hyatt and its revolving crown were can't-miss attractions for ATL visitors. We've talked to old-timers who spoke longingly of the days when the blue-domed Polaris towered over downtown, before the Yankees ruined Atlanta.
· Hyatt's Polaris to start renovations soon [Atlanta Business Chronicle]

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