Wednesday, July 14, 2010

From My Own Camera: The Pyramid

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Completed in 1991, this 20,000-seat arena sits on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Memphis.  It measures 321 feet (about 32 stories), has a 5,000-lb. replica of Ramesses the Great overlooking Front St., and is the sixth largest pyramid-shaped structure in the world.

Having sat virtually dormant since the FedEx Forum opened in 2004, Bass Pro Shops recently signed a 55-year lease that will create a megastore along with other retail, restaurant, and office outlets.  A river museum and a plan to revitalize the nearby Pinch District is also said to be in the works.

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