Red Rocks Roof Construction Begins This Week

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Crews will break ground on Monday to begin the construction of a roof over Red Rocks Amphitheater. The final approval of the $7.3 million project passed in early December.

The roof will cover the entire seating area of the world famous amphitheater. 

City planners have faced some criticism over the project. While concert goers will no longer be forced to deal with Colorado's unpredictable weather, critics are upset that the majority of seats will no longer have the views of the front range, the acoustics created by the natural rock formation will be destroyed, and the majority of the seats will have limited-to-no view of the stage.

The design was inspired by the circus-tent motiff of Denver International Airport.

Additional upgrades will be taking place at the park. 

Inspired by local restaurant/landmark Casa Bonita, the entry and concession areas will be transformed into tunnels that will reflect the design of Black Bart's Cave.  

The project will be complete by April 31, 2018.

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This video, along with Under a Blood Red Sky, helped establish U2's reputation as remarkable live performers and boosted Red Rocks' stature as a live venue.

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