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Atriums date back to Roman times when they were common elements inside homes providing light and ventilation over central courts, hearths and main reception areas. Today, atriums are found in hotels, office buildings and shopping malls around the world and add a special architectural element to their interiors. Modern atriums are also several stories high, offering stunning visuals from below and dizzying perspectives from above.

Here’s a look at some of the most mesmerizing atriums we found on Instagram!

Holiday Inn, Singapore

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Fulton Centre, New York City

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Burj Al Arab, Dubai

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Lloyds, London

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City Hall, Utrecht, Netherlands

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Sony Center, Potsdam, Germany

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Coop’s Shot Tower Melbourne, Australia

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Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta

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Atrium on Bay, Toronto

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Marshall Field and Company Building, Chicago

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Grand Hyatt Hotel, Pudong, China

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