? Arcosanti is built on marginal land on the edge of a mesa and is exposed to a lot of fairly intense wind whipping through the site.
A tent was installed in 1989, to cover audience and stage in the Colly Soleri Amphitheater. It’s been 19 years of intense Arizona sun, heat and winds, and the weight of snow in some of the winters.
Trying to gently lead up to this week’s major event, the tent had to come down. ? Arcosanti is built on marginal land on the edge of a mesa and is exposed to a lot of fairly intense wind whipping through the site.
A tent was installed in 1989, to cover audience and stage in the Colly Soleri Amphitheater. It’s been 19 years of intense Arizona sun, heat and winds, and the weight of snow in some of the winters.
Trying to gently lead up to this week’s major event, the tent had to come down.
The last major storm tore loose the east portion of the stage cover and the raging wind flapped the released tent so hard it sounded like artillery.


? Maintenance departmant did their best for years to keep up with tears and all kinds of weather damage, but the material has become so frayed that repair becomes very difficult.


? A crew gathered from several departments on Tuesday morning, erected a scaffolding on the stage and proceeded to unhinge and lower the steel frame that normally holds stage lighting fixtures.
We continue this report on 1/21 and 1/23 with a final report on 1/25 and the amazing revelation and surprise of this brand new view of the East Crescent and amphitheater seen in an entirely different light.

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