Q: Is the restaurant rotating ? A: Our rotation feature is currently unavailable. In the meantime, you can still enjoy the 360 degree views at The Sun Dial .
Polaris is Atlanta’s legendary rotating rooftop restaurant & lounge, serving chef-inspired shared plates and classic, hand crafted cocktails in a unique rotating lounge with amazing panoramic views of the city.
The boy , Charles Holt, was at the Sun Dial restaurant with his family during a visit to Atlanta on April 14. The dining spot tops the 73-story cylindrical Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel and rotates to give patrons a panoramic view of the city. Holt died after being trapped between a wooden booth and a moving wall.
The Bar and View are currently closed. To make or cancel your reservation, please contact The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View at 404.589. 7506.
A sundial is designed to read time by the sun. This places a broad limit of two minutes on accurate time because the shadow of the gnomon cast by the sun is not sharp. Looking from earth the sun is ½° across making shadows fuzzy at the edge. The actual construction of a sundial can be very accurate .
Charlie Holt was killed after he was trapped between the rotating portion of the restaurant’s floor and wall. The family of a five-year-old boy who was crushed to death earlier this year at the Sun Dial restaurant is suing its owners for negligence.
Situated on the uppermost floors of The Westin Peachtree Plaza, The Sun Dial Restaurant , Bar & View offers unparalleled views and a distinct Atlanta dining experience that makes the most of the city’s proximity to local, farm-to-table ingredients.
Revolving restaurants are designed as a circular structure, with a platform that rotates around a core in the center. The restaurant itself rests on a thin steel platform, with the platform sitting on top of a series of wheels connected to the floor of the structure.
After a few hours you should have noticed the sundial looks like the face of a clock with the numbers evenly spaced out around the plate. The reason for your shadow’s change in shape and position has to do with Earth’s rotation on its axis. As Earth spins, the sun appears to move across the sky.
Tip Look at the sundial time indicated by the shadow. The shadow will be cast on markings for the time of day. Adjust for the location within your time zone. Add four minutes to the sundial reading for every degree you live west of the center of your time zone. Adjust for daylight-saving time.