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Near the information desk at the center of the atrium, two MTA police officers chatted with travelers.
Rooms decorated with mahogany overlook the atrium or Hársfa Street and are notable for their marble bathrooms.
The complex had two atria with skylights that flooded the interior with light.
Forty-seven-year India Jackson can’t help but marvel at the silky pillowcases, the $1,000 mattresses, and the atrium with its live ocelot and colorful parrots.
The owner revamped the atrium of the flagship building and added two vans to transport employees to and from the train station and downtown Morristown.
And some of the fans walking in the atrium are holding flags with imagery used by the Northern Guard.
The company has hosted foodie events such as craft beer and wine festivals and brought in regular concerts in the atrium.
The long, low building (nearly two blocks by four stories) splits in the middle, with a narrow street-to-roof atrium that wastes no workspace on empty grandeur but lets light cut through the structure’s heart.
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In an ancient Roman house, an atrium was an open central court that contained the impluvium, a basin where rainwater collected. It originally contained the hearth and functioned as the center of family life. The term later came to be used for the open front courtyard of a Christian basilica, where congregants collected before services. The atrium was revived in the 20th century in the form of glass-covered, greenery-filled multistory spaces sometimes found in shopping centers, office buildings, and large hotels.
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