The Purple One's home and studio will become a permanent museum
Fans will soon have a new place to pay homage to Prince. Paisley Park, the vast home and recording studio of the musical icon who passed away in April of this year, is set to become a permanent museum.
The Chanhassen City Council just voted to re-zone Prince’s 64,000-foot home in Chanhassen, which is on the outskirts of Minneapolis, to allow it to become a permanent museum, according to CNN. Paisley Park will open to the public on Friday, and tickets for tours through December 2016 are already on sale.
Prince recorded nearly 30 albums at Paisley Park Studios, but few got a glimpse inside the $10-million complex, where he passed away at the age of 57. A TIME article gave a few hints: “The recording studios are state-of-the-art, and so too, in its way, is Prince’s private office, which features three beds (king, round, day), one mirror (over the king), sofas, chairs and a desk — all built large-scale.”
Now fans will be able to see the recording studios, the stained glass doors, the glass pyramid that glowed purple when Prince was in the building, and the portraits of his eyes with a “godlike sunburst” beaming from in between them, as described in a later TIME article.
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