March 17, 2006
The House That Nat* Built
Pic via caitlinc's excellent Flickr set.
There is nothing sacred:
"Iconic Capitol Records Tower May Be Sold"
"Rumors that the Capitol Records tower, which looks like a stack of records and is one of the world's most recognizable buildings, could be sold to a developer who might convert it into condos has sparked concern among city leaders and preservationists. They say the building where Capitol Records helped produce and distribute music for Frank Sinatra, the Beatles and many other musicians, is too much of an icon to be turned into housing."
This was slightly encouraging: "...city officials were working with EMI to head off a sale. About 160 Capitol Records employees work in the building." Good luck to them!
*Nat King Cole