Rod Garrett, Black Rock City Designer, Dies

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    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.

    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.