The board of directors for the three-auditorium Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center—the final piece of the puzzle for Lower Manhattan’s 16-acre World Trade Center redevelopment—says construction on the project is expected to begin in 2018 and be completed in 2020. Earlier this month, the Perelman board unveiled a design for a 90,000-sq-ft venue by local designer REX, with structural engineer Magnusson Klemencic Associates. MKA was the engineer for the original scheme for the WTC performing-arts center, designed by Gehry Partners. But, in 2014, the board tossed Gehry’s decade-old concept and started from scratch. The boxy Perelman center, to be clad in marble, will produce and premiere theater, dance, music, film, opera and multidisciplinary works.
New performing arts center for WTC
September 15, 2016