The Tanger Center for the Performing Arts is a 3,000-seat facility, being built downtown. The façade will be glass and limestone and a rooftop terrace with a stunning view. The architect's drawings make it look very glamorous. It will make uptown sparkle. The project website reports that $35 million dollars of private donations have been raised so far-- the most ever for a single, public project in Greensboro.* So far, the construction crew is still leveling the lot. In the background, you can see the Wrangler headquarters. In the photo below, you can see beyond the constructing webbing. The mountains of sand currently dominate the property.
We hope to get inside the United Guaranty Corporation building to get an aerial view. For now, we'll have to pretend that we're in the desert, trapped between the dunes. We kind of hope they leave the some of the sand. It reminds us of Maya Lin's "Groundswell," dunes of glass sculpture, at the Wexner Museum at the Ohio State University. What would it take to arrange a photo shoot here? Imagine staging beach photos without leaving town!