If you like to watch Greensboro change and grow, today's photo should interest you. It features the Stephen Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in the early stages of construction. Before you know it, there will be a 3,000 seat facility on North Elm Street downtown, to replace the War Memorial Stadium that was torn down almost four years ago in October 2014. Barnhill Contracting Company of Raleigh is doing the work. If you look beyond the structure in the foreground, you can see the X of two cranes and evidence that work is in progress; an indication the structure will be changing daily. In the background on the right you can see the Greensboro Historical Museum.
In its current state of nothing but steel beams in place, the structure is reminiscent of artwork in the modern, abstract, Brutalist style. It would be fun to see an artist paint this scene. We'll share it with the international group, the City Daily Photo community and see if someone will take up our challenge to paint it. Today's theme for the CDP community is music (see photos, here). If you get really quiet and listen, you can almost hear the Greensboro Symphony performing here. We have Stephen Tanger, CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. and the City of Greensboro to thank for this much-needed performing arts center.