Like art, great music and architecture pushes boundaries a little bit at a time. Taking raw materials and putting them together to create something beautiful and interesting. Whether it’s paint and canvas, guitar and piano sounds, or glass and steel, it’s up to the designer or artist to assemble the pieces however they see fit. From time to time music and architecture, and by extension art, meet in the form of an album cover when a band decides that a building, for whatever reason, should grace the cover of their album. There have been many, but these are a few of my favourites:

Stars – The North (Habitat, Montreal , Quebec, Canada , Moshe Safdie )

Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Marina City, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Bertrand Goldberg)

Pink Floyd – Animals (Battersea Power Station, London, England, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott)

Modest Mouse – The Lonesome Crowded West (Westin Seattle, Seattle, Washington, USA, John Graham & Associates)

Oasis – Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (Empire State Building, New York, New York, USA, Shreve, Lamb & Harmon)


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– Derek Ruddy
Technologist OAAAS