Rod Garrett, Black Rock City Designer, Dies

By Mathew Luschek
|  Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011  |  Updated 5:44 PM PDT
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Art of Burning Man

Josh Keppel

Here is a good view of Black Rock City on Saturday afternoon, when white-outs were whipping through the open playa. I like the six o'clock line of dust starting at the edge of the city and going right through Center Camp, the Man, and the Temple.

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When Burning Man had its first burn, on the shores of Baker Beach, no one expected it would need a city planner, but by 1997, it did.

Burning man founder Will Roger recruited his friend, and Bay Area resident, Rod Garrett to plan and design the now famous C-shaped Black Rock City.

Rod Garrett died last week at 74, just before the 25th anniversary of the festival's founding, says the New York Times.

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