atrium atrium  /ˈeɪ tri əm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any chamber that is connected to other chambers or passageways (especially one of the two upper chambers of the heart)
  2. (n) the central area in a building; open to the sky

Usage(s):

  1. The Hyatt's dramatic five-story atrium lobby was transected by three walkways.
  2. Some would also flow into the donor heart's left atrium and its left ventricle, where the child's young, muscular pumping chamber would give the patient's heart a boost.
  3. Yves Saint Laurent dines in the atrium twice a week.

News

  1. Inside the Guggenheim Museum's Glowing, Ambient James Turrell Skylight

    The atrium of New York's Guggenheim Museum is usually a bustling space, filled with crisp light and crowds of visitors. You wouldn’t have known it from the scene yesterday, as the museum opened its long-awaited James Turrell show: saturated in shimmering cobalt light, visitors quietly sprawled around the space, gazing up at Turrell’s “skylight.” Read more...        
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

  2. Caffey Group moving to west Fot Worth

    SkyWalker Property Partners teams with the Caffey group to buy Atrium Center office building on Camp Bowie Boulevard.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  3. Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation Completes $30 Million Public Offering of Convertible Unsecured Subordinated ...

    TORONTO -- Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation ("Atrium") is pleased to report that it has closed its previously announced public offering of $30 million aggregate principal amount of 5.25% ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "For so many years I've walked through the atrium and I've just looked at Heisman Trophies and took it for granted, not really thinking about the work that those guys had to do to really get there," Smith said earlier this week. "Now I...
    on Dec 8, 2006 By: Troy Smith Source: ABC News

  2. RT @anthony_shaw "The doctor removed my left ventricle and atrium," Tom said half-heartedly.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Tom Bates Source: Berkeleyside (blog)

  3. "Right when I signed the deal today, I looked out the window into the Atrium, and I saw those Ray Nitschke (banners in the rafters)," Barnett said. "I have an opportunity to be on one of those when I retire. He made his career here, and it...
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: Nick Barnett Source: Packer Report

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