America’s Largest Pyramid
The Memphis Pyramid, a former sports and concert arena and Mississippi River landmark which has sat largely idle for 11 years, has been reopened as a retail and entertainment complex which the city hopes will be a major tourist attraction.Memphis, named for the Egyptian city, hopes the pyramid will attract two million annual visitors to the 321-foot-high (98 m) building.
When the Grizzlies National Basketball Association team moved to Memphis from Vancouver in 2001, it made a condition of the deal it would only play in the Pyramid until a new arena was built in 2004 – the $250 million FedEx Forum. That made the Pyramid a giant white elephant at the relatively young age of 13.
(Source : RoadsideAmerica.com)