ATLANTA – Over two years after a tornado tore through downtown Atlanta and shattered thousands of panes of glass at the Westin hotel, the scenic elevators at the Westin Peachtree Plaza were reopened Wednesday.

The elevators carry guests from the hotel’s fifth floor lobby to the city’s original tri-level entertainment complex.

“We’re very excited to re-open the Scenic Elevators to our hotel guests and visitors,” said Ed Walls, general manager of the Westin Peachtree Plaza. “Atlantans and visitors to our city will once again be able to take in breathtaking vistas of Atlanta and its landmarks.”

The Westin Peachtree Plaza is expected to complete the window renovations in October which have been ongoing since a tornado ripped through part of downtown Atlanta with the Westin in its path. The grand re-opening in October will also highlight the addition of 65,000 square feet of meeting space accessible through a seventh story bridge connecting the hotel to 200 Peachtree, in the former Macy’s space.