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Photos: At Clermont Hotel, return of landmark radio tower marks major progress

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The rebranded property will open to guests April 1, brandishing four restaurants and bars.

Crews work to attach the metal tower to the roof.
The first half of the tower, in location.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

The slow renovation of the Clermont Hotel has taken a very visible step forward with the return of the landmark radio mast atop the building.

Crews hoisted the first section of the metal tower with neon signage to the roof this morning, following 11 months of restoration work.

The hotel is being transformed from seedy to boutique, thanks to a renovation that kicked off back in 2016, following numerous false starts beginning in 2014.

By summer of last year, new windows had started going in at the building, which will ultimately provide a boutique accommodation just a block from the Beltline and Ponce City Market.

A newly launched website touts seven room types, ranging from shared bunk rooms to sprawling suites. The building will also boast four dining and drinking options, including a rooftop bar with views of the skyline and Beltline.

Up on the roof, the bar has been built out, railings have been added, and concrete pavers are going down to create a flat surface.

Construction will be done in March, with the first rooms available starting April 1.

UPDATE: Hotel Clermont is anticipated to open some time in March, though currently the first reservations are being accepted for April 1.

The tower being prepared to head to the roof. Overall, the tower is taller than the hotel itself.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
The tower being rotated into place.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
The crane, hoisting the first half of the tower.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
Crews securing the tower onto the roof.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
The corner of the new rooftop bar, with views of the skyline.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
The top half of the sign being prepped for its flight to the roof.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta