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This little piece of design is just a smidgen of the EMP buildings exterior in Seattle Washington.

EMP is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. With its roots in rock ‘n’ roll, EMP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower  visitors. At EMP, artists, audiences and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the popular culture of our time.

When Frank O. Gehry began designing EMP, he was inspired to create a structure that evoked the rock ‘n’ roll experience. He purchased several electric guitars, sliced them into pieces, and used them as building blocks for an early model design.

A fusion of textures and myriad colors, EMP’s exterior conveys all the energy and fluidity of music. Three-thousand panels, made up of 21 thousand individually cut and shaped stainless steel and painted aluminum shingles, encase the outside of the building. Their individual finishes respond to different light conditions and appear to change when viewed from different angles, reminding audiences that music and culture is constantly evolving.

  If its 400 tons of structural steel were stretched into the lightest banjo string it would extend one-fourth of the way to Venus.

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    • We live in pretty close proximity to the EMP but sadly have never gone in… At one point they had a Battlestar Gallactica spaceship exhibit and had to alter the building to have a spaceship come through the walls. What a trippy mind Frank must have to create such pure masterpieces. so cool….

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