Memphis, Tennessee: America's Largest PyramidBuilt in the 1990s as a sports arena, currently empty, this sloped skyscraper has only reinforced our belief that all pyramids are cursed. Plan to reopen in 2013 as Bass Pro Shops.
- 1 Auction Ave., Memphis, TN
- From West or East: I-40 exits 1 or 2; From South: I-55 into downtown Memphis on Riverside Drive; From North: I-55 to I-40 exits 1 or 2.
- 2012: Closed but visible.
Visitor Tips and News About America's Largest Pyramid
We were at the pyramid this afternoon, and there was a Bass Pro truck parked nearby announcing it as a future site -- along with some construction vehicles working behind it.[Matt Stone, 07/22/2012]
The pyramid curse continues! A local news report, "Pyramid Blight Concern," notes that the plan to turn the Pyramid into the world's largest Bass Pro Shop has apparently stalled (there are concerns about the structure's stability in the event of an earthquake). Weeds are growing around the Pyramid, which actually make it look more ancient and pyramid-y and worthy of a snapshot.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 04/10/2011]
On June 30, 2010 the city of Memphis signed a contract with Bass Pro to sell the Pyramid. It will be the largest sporting goods store on the continent.[Donna Peacher-Hall, 07/01/2010]
Yes, that sounds like an unsinkable plan for such an important landmark. And who believes in pyramid curses anyway?....
The news out of Memphis, Tennessee, is not good for America's largest pyramid. The 32-story stainless-steel-sided behemoth formerly known as The Great American Pyramid, is in danger of being torn down.... [02/11/2008] Complete News Story
We have long known that people who build pyramids are tempting Fate. Not even the opulent Luxor Pyramid in Las Vegas could escape the curse, with recent reports that its interior Egyptian-theme attractions have been tossed out in an economic triage -- possibly a case of too little, too late.... [10/02/2007] Complete News Story