Taking You Places You've Never Been Before


CIRCA is an auxiliary educational group of APC that offers monthly behind-the-scenes tours of select historic sites in Atlanta and nearby areas.


CIRCA LogoWe see sites both before renovation begins and after the final touches have been completed.

Usually scheduled for the second Tuesday evening of the month March through December, CIRCA will take you places you’ve never been before.  Come explore with us!

To Join CIRCA, you need be a member of the Atlanta Preservation Center. Please visit Membership to join both the APC and CIRCA.

To see previous CIRCA events please visit its message board.

Upcoming CIRCA events:  

CIRCA's November Meeting will be at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta and Polaris.

Date:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Time:  Meeting begins at 6:30pm; tour begins at 6:45pm (reservations are not necessary but are suggested for Polaris if you plan to eat there after the tour)

Address:  265 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.  We will meet at the information desk in the hotel lobby. 

The Hyatt opened in 1967 as the Regency Hyatt House.  John Portman’s revolutionary 22-story atrium design for the hotel has influenced hotel design enormously in the years since.  The hotel instantly became one of the most recognized buildings in Atlanta.  The building consists of the main Atrium Tower which opened in 1967, the Ivy Tower (now called Radius Tower) which opened in 1971, and the International Tower which opened in 1982.  The total number of rooms is 1260.  On top of the Hyatt Regency is a revolving restaurant called Polaris, located just beneath the blue dome-shaped structure which gives the hotel its distinctive profile.  This was the first of many revolving restaurants designed by John Portman.   Polaris closed in August of 2004.  Renovation plans were approved in 2013, and Polaris reopened in the summer of 2014.  Andrew Malat, restaurant manager of Polaris, looks forward to seeing everyone and hopes some guests decide to stay and enjoy Polaris after the tour.

Parking:  Available at the Hyatt (valet and self-parking)

Fee:  Free for CIRCA members and first-time guests, $10 for returning visitors.  Membership forms will be available at the event.