Emory’s Woodruff Library An outdoor patio encircles the tenth-floor Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library, open to the public. Red shingled roofs give way to trees, which give way to skyscrapers and a glimpse of Stone Mountain. A romantic spot for literary types. marbl.library.emory.edu
Westside Provisions District footbridge It arcs over Norfolk Southern tracks to link the Westside Urban Market and White Provision developments. Stand at the crest for a not-too-distant view of Midtown skyscrapers and a close-up of the effects of urban revitalization. westsidepd.com
The Sun Dial The stomach-lurching elevator ride remains obscured by ongoing repairs, but the 723-foot, 360-degree view atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza is still the city’s most spectacular. You can see your house from there. sundialrestaurant.com
Vinings Overlook Mostly home to condos and office buildings, “Vinings Mountain” is capped by a small, historic cemetery where Hardy Pace (of Pace’s Ferry) rests. Sherman beheld the rooftops of Atlanta from this vantage point; from the ashes rose a sparkling skyline.
(And, of course, there’s item 1 on this list, Stone Mountain.)