The lions are way up in the elaborate cornice.
As long as I've been here, it was dumpy, frumpy, and seedy. The 2006 redevelopment into the Glenn Hotel deserves high praise.
It's the last classy, classical building on the west side of downtown.
There's nothing nearby left from it's era. The Omni, (now CNN Center), the former Federal Reserve, 101 Marietta (now Centennial Tower), the digital billboard with the giant clock, the Centennial Park light towers, are practical, impressive, modern, "activated" pop.
It's a vibrant area but my eye prefers the Glenn.
Let's count lions.
There is one lion on the rear of the building which faces southwest.
Eighteen lions on the Spring Street side.
There are nineteen lions on the front which faces Marietta Street.
Lion thirty-nine flies solo over the northwest side.
- Candler Building Lions: 31 in the Cornice and 4 at the doors.
- Sixty Lions on the Ellis Hotel's Cornice - Really - I Counted Them
The Ponce Apartments (now Ponce Condominiums) lions guard Midtown