For participants in cannabis culture, 4/20, 420, or 4:20 is Christmas, July 4th and Thanksgiving wrapped into one. The annual date has evolved from being message board material and a secret stoner code to something much more widespread.
Several weeks ago a local landmark of Modernist architecture was suddenly and unceremoniously closed. Although the future of the Terrace Hotel has been somewhat uncertain in recent years, the closure came as a shock to its employees. Designed by the prestigious New York office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the 1948 opening of the Terrace Hotel stands as a stark dichotomy to its quiet closure.