The Egg is famously strange

the_egg_in_profile.jpgThe Egg has popped on another "weird building" list -- it's #4 on Popular Mechanics' list of "The World's 18 Strangest Buildings--And Why We Love Them." The mag geeks out on The Egg's "intensive support system."

Last year the theater showed up on a list of 50 strange buildings. One more list and we think The Egg gets inducted into the hall of fame.

Earlier on AOA:
+ Cracking open the origins of The Egg
+ Talking with They Might Be Giants' John Flansburgh about The Egg

(Thanks, Arielle!)

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Albany has an Egg-shaped building? Who knew!

Reeeealllly?

"As for the ovoid spaceship that is the Egg, not a state building at all but a performing arts center, it continues and expands on the same leitmotifs that pervade the rest of the complex: disorientation, alienation, and confusion." -- from an essay by Lo Faber http://www.lofaber.com/albany/essaymaking.html

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