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Old September 22nd, 2014, 10:01 PM   #81
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That's actually a pretty cool building
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Old September 26th, 2014, 02:40 PM   #82
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It's amazing how little attention is being given to the WTCPAC.

Almost no pictures, 5 pages, and no one seem to know what is going on there... When is it going to be built?
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Old September 26th, 2014, 04:52 PM   #83
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It's amazing how little attention is being given to the WTCPAC.

Almost no pictures, 5 pages, and no one seem to know what is going on there... When is it going to be built?
It won't begin construction until the Transit Hub opens because the temporary one is located where this Performance Arts center is suppose to be built.

The Transit Hub will open in late 2015, so if they get the funding in place and design approved, construction could begin in mid-2016 and should be finished by 2019.
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Old September 26th, 2014, 05:26 PM   #84
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The temporary entrance will actually begin removal in December when the PATH Hall opens. The Port Authority will build the PAC infrastructure up to grade level through 2015 then.
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Old September 27th, 2014, 01:08 PM   #85
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I love Gehry's more "conservative" designs such as the one shelved for this project. Maybe they asked him for a design thinking they'd get one of his famous scrapyard sculptures on LSD and were disappointed when they got something that actually looks good.
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Old January 14th, 2015, 01:05 AM   #86
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http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/0..._architect.php

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Design-less WTC Arts Center Still Searching for an Architect
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, by Evan Bindelglass



The World Trade Center Performing Arts Center officially scrapped Frank Gehry's design for the venue, stalling the already stalled project. Little has happened since then, but on Monday, officials from the center told Community Board 1's Planning Committee that they are close to being able to move forward again, having narrowed the search for a new architect to three firms.

Maggie Boepple, president of the WTC Performing Arts Center, made clear that the split from Gehry and his controversial design was "amicable." She only said that no contract could be reached. In terms of a new design team, they have narrowed the prospective firms from 50 to three, and the board will make a decision "soon" and choose an executive architect to oversee the project.
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Old January 14th, 2015, 02:30 AM   #87
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This is old news. Don't know why they are publishing it now.
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Old January 15th, 2015, 01:22 AM   #88
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http://www.tribecatrib.com/content/a...ormance-center

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The people planning the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center are aiming high.

The complex will feature “the best artists of our time” in “the most exciting and advanced theater in the country,” associate artistic director Lucy Sexton told a Community Board 1 committee on Monday. Detailing the latest vision for the center, planned to be built roughly where the temporary PATH station now stands, next to One World Trade Center, she said the theaters would feature a wide array of offerings, including theater, dance, music, musical theater and “new” opera.

Sexton said there would be three theaters—150, 350 and 550 seats—that could be combined in different ways to accommodate audiences of up to 1,000. Overseen by artistic director David Lan, the artistic director of London’s New Vic, many shows will be produced at the center in collaboration with artists around the world as well as other institutions in the city, Sexton said.

As “the most digitally advanced space in the city, in the country and one of the most digitally advanced spaces in the world,” Sexton said, the center would position itself as a showcase for digital media arts and international collaborations.

Or, she said, the technology could give students, in their classrooms, front row seats at a dance rehearsal or a master class with a performing artist.

Open from 8 in the morning until 1 a.m., Sexton said the center would be “alive all day,” drawing tourists, Downtown residents and workers not only to shows but to breakfast or lunch or just a cup of coffee. “The public space is very important to us,” she said.

Maggie Boepple, the Performing Arts Center’s president, said that the center’s board is close to announcing the winning architect, and a design for the building. As for Frank Gehry, the center’s former architect who had come up with a concept for a bigger, more elaborate structure, “it was an amicable parting but we couldn’t come to a contractual agreement,” she said. “I’m not going to go into why. We both tried.”

Boepple estimated that the center, long delayed for financial reasons as well as the overdue completion of the permanent PATH station, would open in late 2018 or 2019. In the meantime, she said, there would be collaborations between the center and other arts institutions to whet the public’s appetite for what is to come.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 09:44 AM   #89
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Still think a plain stretch of grass would be fine in that location.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 03:19 PM   #90
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This won't open till I'm in college
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Old January 17th, 2015, 02:55 AM   #91
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Still think a plain stretch of grass would be fine in that location.
or a bigger plaza.
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Old January 17th, 2015, 07:02 PM   #92
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This won't open till I'm in college
I'll have graduated by then.
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Old January 17th, 2015, 10:28 PM   #93
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^Nice to hear from you.

This project has almost no financial support from the Port Authority. Pat Foye's tenure is known for redirecting its capital planning towards improvement of transportation and services outside of the WTC campus. The WTC no longer holds the level of focus and importance it had under Chris Ward's tenure.

Given this, the odds of getting the PAC depends fully on the capability of the Board of PAC to raise funds.
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Old January 18th, 2015, 12:32 AM   #94
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Which I don't think will be the hardest thing to do, a lot of people in New York who want their name on something especially in that part of town
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Old May 28th, 2015, 12:37 PM   #95
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Any new news on this?
Anyone?
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Old May 28th, 2015, 09:47 PM   #96
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coincidentally enough, there appears to be some activity at the site. 2 cranes and a mess of materials. It could be for another building however. I haven't payed much attention to this corner of the WTC campus.

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Old May 29th, 2015, 12:19 AM   #97
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coincidentally enough, there appears to be some activity at the site. 2 cranes and a mess of materials. It could be for another building however. I haven't payed much attention to this corner of the WTC campus.
The cranes are related to the hub and used to sit there for some time, lifting materials down.. however, the finished hub is a prerequisite for the Performing Arts Center to be built on top, so you are kind of right..
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Old May 29th, 2015, 08:09 PM   #98
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They recently began demolishing some of the temporary structure in that area.
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Old May 30th, 2015, 12:47 AM   #99
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Good, that thing is an eyesore.

Will it be a big open pit until they start constructing it?
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Old July 24th, 2015, 09:25 PM   #100
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Ground Zero Arts Center to Shrink Further

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THE Performing Arts Center planned for the former World Trade Center site was dealt a serious blow on Thursday when the corporation in charge of downtown redevelopment insisted that the project come in at no more than $200 million — about half the original estimated cost.
(From the Times)

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"We can do a great building for $200 million—it has to be built," [..] Boepple says the center will likely still have three stages, but will not be as tall.
(as reported by curbed)

They should learn from Fulton Center and use that high value real estate for a proper building, as opposed to throw money away on a low rise.

As a matter of fact, a serious residential building could probably easy pay for the entire performance center. That still leaves the issue that we don't actually need any additional venues in the city (after the culture shed, polonsky shakespeare center, etcetera) and no theater or dance company has signed on to this boondoggle. Sigh.
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