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V.21 No.30 | 7/26/2012
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Crimes of the Anasazi: Getting busted in Downtown’s embattled high-rise

It wasn’t a good idea. We knew that at the time, but I guess we thought we would get away with it.

On March 23, 2011, Mike Smith and I took the bus down Central through Albuquerque’s neon-lit Downtown. We were headed toward the Anasazi building. At nine stories tall, it towered over other buildings on the block, and its pueblo-influenced, multitier design gave its dark, empty windows romantic intrigue. Could we get in? What was inside? What would it be like to be one of the few people who had looked out of those lofty windows?

Near the very top of its eastern face, there was a tantalizing sign that entry was possible: A graffiti rainbow coursed from the rooftop down the bare side. If that artist could get in, so could we. We didn’t think about what would happen if we got caught; we just wanted to see it from the inside.

Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

Crimes of the Anasazi

Getting busted in Downtown’s embattled high-rise

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V.20 No.19 |

news

The Daily Word: Melatonin-Laced Brownies, No Heaven For You, Oprah's Final Guests

The Daily Word

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the of floodgates on the Morganza Spillway, forcing almost 4,000 people to evacuate.

Man stabbed after parking space argument.

The abandoned Anasazi Building is getting some security upgrades.

Space Shuttle Endeavour launches on its final mission to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.

Denver school district bans breast cancer awareness bracelet.

Roswell teen arrested and charged with posting a nude photo of his girlfriend on Facebook after she refused sex.

The most powerful atomic clock EVER!

Steven Hawking: There is no heaven.

Scientists discover an obesity master switch.

The $190,000 bar tab.

Netflix announces deal with Miramax to bring hundreds of films to it's popular streaming service.

Meet Albuquerque's Red Light Camera Queen.

NBC renews Celebrity Apprentice.

Chuck E. Cheese is sued for promoting gambling in kids.

Stupid plankers.

Oprah reveals her final guest list.

Are Lazy Cakes the next Four Loco?

Happy Birthday Tori Spelling!!!

V.20 No.12 |

News

The Daily Word 3.25.11: Aretha Franklin, Anasazi and the OED

The Daily Word

Online abbreviations make OED; apocalypse imminent.

More people get arrested breaking into Anasazi building.

City councilor's aid arrested for DWI.

Police raid t-shirt shop twice looking for skag.

Skunkocalypse.

Japan reactor is probably leaking radiation.

Syrian security forces shoot at protesters.

Yemen pres says he will step down if country in safe hands.

Air traffic controller fell asleep.

Kirstie Alley mad at George Lopez.

Happy birthday, Aretha Franklin.

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