John Portman honored with a street named for him

Harris Street in Atlanta has officially become “John Portman Boulevard at historic Harris Street.” In a ceremony packed with local dignitaries, colleagues, family and friends, Mr. Portman accepted a resolution from the Atlanta City Council and the updated street signs were unveiled.

The street passes through Peachtree Center, a 14-block mixed-use project designed and developed by Mr. Portman. Peachtree Center, including the AmericasMart campus, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. In his remarks, Mr. Portman characterized it as a street “that goes through the heart of my life.”