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PAOLO SOLERI celebrated his 85th birthday on June 21.. The amazing birthday cake was created with a model of the proposed SOLERI SUNDIAL Bridge for the Scottsdale Canal Project. [see our report on 5/31/04].
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PAOLO SOLERI celebrated his 85th birthday on June 21.. The amazing birthday cake was created with a model of the proposed SOLERI SUNDIAL Bridge for the Scottsdale Canal Project. [see our report on 5/31/04].
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Many friends and Cosanti – Arcosanti staff and alumni gathered at the corner of Montecito and 7100 East, behind the Nordstroms Department Store on Camelback and Goldwater Blvd, in Scottsdale.
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The Mayor of Scottsdale, Honorable Mary Manross, thanked Paolo on behalf of the City of Scottsdale for his lifelong efforts.
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Scottsdale commemorates Paolo Soleri, on this birthday, by naming a street in his honor. The little S-shaped avenue, previously called Montecito, becomes VIA SOLERI.
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While the speeches proceed, the catering crew and cake chef protect the cake from the fierce rays of the sun.
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A city road crew employee mounts the sign.
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On the south side of VIA SOLERI is the large, fenced in, construction area of the canal project. This is where the proposed SOLERI SUNDIAL BRIDGE will be located.
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The group sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY and with many congratulations proceeded to get a taste of the wonderful cake.
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VIA SOLERI.
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The cake chef assists Paolo in the cutting of the cake. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and CONGRATULATIONS to Paolo on this special occasion.
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