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Tag: Entertainment/Sports

  • The Crosby Theatre at the Santa Fe Opera

    The Crosby Theatre at the Santa Fe Opera

    The Crosby Theatre, performance venue for the Santa Fe Opera, is an open-air theatre with a unique roof structure. Another unique feature is that sunsets and summer storms can be viewed through the opening in the rear of the stage.

  • KiMo Theater

    KiMo Theater

    In the age of elaborate film palaces, the KiMo Theater fused the symbolism of Native American cultures with the exotic qualities of the Art Deco style to produce what New Mexicans call Pueblo Deco.

  • UNM Dreamstyle Arena (“The Pit”)

    UNM Dreamstyle Arena (“The Pit”)

    The University of New Mexico’s basketball arena is known nationally for the atmosphere created by the sunken court. The noise level created at a game generated the name, “The Pit.” However, the most interesting architectural aspect of “The Pit” is the way it was built.

  • Nob Hill District 

    Nob Hill District 

    The Nob Hill District was Albuquerque’s first suburban shopping area based on the automobile.  Central Avenue, a part of historic Route 66, is the backbone of this district. Catering to the 1930s residential area that developed east of UNM, the Nob Hill commercial area fostered a wide range of architectural styles.

  • Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

    Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

    The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts appears to be more a geological find than a piece of architecture.

  • Isotopes Park

    Isotopes Park

    Isotopes Park is a near 100% replacement of the original Albuquerque Dukes stadium (Albuquerque Sports Stadium) on this site. . . .

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