25 Vertigo-Inducing Views From the Highest Atriums on Earth [Gallery]

Atrium of Grand Doubletree Hotel, Downtown Miami
Atrium of Grand Doubletree Hotel, Downtown Miami © Averette

When conceived on a grand scale, atriums (or atria) are true architectural wonders. These large, sky-lit spaces inside modern buildings often extend over several stories — and sometimes a great many more — creating airy, spacious environments. Until you look down, that is. Taking in the view from exceptionally tall examples of these central courts, a sense of light and space might well be the last thing on your mind.

Check out the full gallery of 25 vertigo-inducing views from the highest atriums on earth via Environmental Graffiti.

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Mike Richard has traveled the world extensively since 2008. He's camped in the Jordanian desert with Bedouins, tracked African wild dogs in South Africa, and survived a near-miss shark attack in Mexico. He loves the great outdoors, good bourbon, and he (usually) calls Massachusetts home. He also enjoys speaking in the third person.

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