The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is a fifty-four story building built in 1983 and designed by John Portman. The building facade consists of exposed cast-in-place and precast concrete with sliding glass doors at each guest room. The Atlanta Marriott Marquis experienced falling pieces of concrete and water leakage into the guest rooms The hotel was very concerned about guest and pedestrian safety, the impact of water leakage on customer satisfaction, and how to improve the long-term durability of the facility.