Now complete, the Residence Inn by Marriott has debuted its luminous finishing touch, the two large, illuminated panels of geological glass located at the base of the development having been recently spotted lighting up the night sky. Located at the corner of 5 St SW and 10 Ave SW, just south of the tracks that separate the downtown core from the Beltline, the two-tower Residence Inn by Marriott has made quite a splash, its illuminated wall panels to likely be a darling of local and visiting photogs for years to come. 

Geological Glass, illuminating the night, image by Forum contributor GoVertical

Viewed above and below, the illuminated geological glass panels evoke a very literal, mineral-like presence, their marbled, almost textural quality, providing a very striking image from the street. Best viewed at night, the panels will serve to set the development apart, the two-tower, condo and hotel tower development now one of many of its ilk to have debuted in the city over the last half-decade. 

Geological Glass, second panel, image by Forum contributor GoVertical

The 303-unit residential tower stands at 33 storeys, its multi-storey podium base connected to that of its 34-storey, 390-room, hotel tower sibling. While the geological glass graces only the bottom of the residential tower, the significantly wider stance of its podium means that the public art installation is spread across the bulk of the site. 

Geological Glass, daylight view, August 2018, image by Forum contributor GoVertical

Having replaced a long-standing parking lot, Residence Inn by Marriott will much better serve the area, the core's rapid intensification having having gobbled up surface lots at an astonishing rate. Heading downtown tonight? Take a look for yourself, and be sure to post your photos on our Forum!

For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below. 

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