Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It's Your Birthday!

Metro Magazine tweeted a link to a fantastic article on the architectural history of First Avenue in honor of venue's upcoming 40th birthday. Phillip Koski calls our favorite concert venue a "tough bitch" and "a sturdy and genuine mess of a landmark." We love it!

Here's a quick excerpt and make sure you read the rest of the article here:

Over the years, the building’s one aesthetic constant has been its curving main entrance and flat, brow-like canopy at the corner, with the wide stretch of windows on the second floor that peers out over the neighborhood like the eye-slot of a 1950s sci-fi movie robot. (In my ongoing sci-fi fantasy construction of the world, sensors in that robot eye-like slot are sizing up the ersatz, happy-go-lucky Hard Rock Café across the street at Block E, setting their lasers to “annihilate.”)"

Submitted by @marrina.

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