Performing arts facility opens at NY World Trade Centre site

Images courtesy of Iwan Baan
The Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC NYC) has opened, the final public segment of the rebuilt World Trade Center site following the 9/11 attacks.

The 138ft-tall, cube shaped PAC NYC is named after businessman and philanthropist Ronald O. Perelman.

The 129,000-sq-foot facility will have three theatres with seating for 450, 250 and 99 people, respectively. They can be connected to create a larger venue with up to 950 seats and divided up into 10 different configurations.

The façade is clad in 5,000 half-inch thick marble tiles in front of laminated insulated glass units, displayed in a biaxially symmetric pattern.

The marble façade allows light inside during the day and for light to radiate out in the evening.

A lobby restaurant called Metropolis by Marcus Samuelsson, includes a bar, outdoor terrace and private dining room.

The project is designed by New York architect REX, executive architect Davis Brody Bond, theater consultant Charcoalblue and acoustician Threshold Acoustics.

An inaugural five part series called “Refuge: A Concert Series to Welcome the World” has already taken place at PAC NYC, while a photography exhibition called “Kishux” is currently on display.

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