The EMP Museum, also known as MoPOP, is an architectural phenomenon designed by iconic architect Frank O. Gehry. When creating the building, he had one goal in mind, and that was to evoke the spirit of rock n’ roll. He began this process by purchasing numerous electric guitars, breaking them into pieces, and using them to create an early model of the building. With this technique he was able to create an exterior that expresses the fluidity and energy of music, utilizing an array of colors and a mixture of textures. This was completed by using three-thousand panels of 21,000 separately cut, painted, and stainless steel shingles.
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