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Rattlesnake Bridge (by Simon Donovan)

Simon Donovan's Rattlesnake Bridge is a perfect place for a secret rendezvous. You can hide in plain sight while your quiet whispers are drowned out by the sound of the passing traffic below. You're deep in the belly of the beast, so to speak. This marvelous piece of functional art, or artistic architecture, has become one of the symbols of Tucson. Unfortunately, the city is letting this architectural treasure fall into disrepair. A recent visit showed that scumbags have desecrated our big snake with all kinds of graffiti. Helloooo?! City Council? A little pride here? Let's get this important local landmark cleaned up!

Runners up:

2. UA Stevie Eller Dance Theatre

1713 E. University Blvd.

621-4698, web.cfa.arizona.edu/dance

3. UA College of Optical Sciences

1630 E. University Blvd.

621-6997, www.optics.arizona.edu

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