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A park runs like a magic carpet across the top of three 56-story towers in the Marina Bay Sands project in Singapore.

Architect Moshe Safdie, 70, designed the towers to backdrop a soaring art and science museum in the shape of an unfurling blossom. <.... read more
Digging a basement and encountering water underground was not the biggest hurdle that the architect, Randy M. Correll, faced during the reconstruction of the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall here. The biggest challenge of the two-year project, said Mr. Correll, was bringing the technology .... read more
When I first learned that, as part of Lincoln Center's campus-wide revamp, Alice Tully Hall would undergo not just an 18-month renovation but an acoustical overhaul, my first reaction was, "why?" Of all the theaters in the Lincoln Center complex, I had always found Tully .... read more
A conceptual design for a dramatic addition to the Wheeler Opera House was presented recently to Aspen's Historic Preservation Commission and Planning and Zoning Commission.

"This [addition] will effectively make the Wheeler a performing arts center," said Michael Farewell, of Farewell Mills Gatsch .... read more
The city of Burlington has broken ground on a $26.8 million green performing arts centre, reportedly the largest capital construction project in its history.

Designed by Diamond + Schmitt Architects Inc., the centre will include a 730-seat main stage theatre, a 225-seat studio theatre, atrium .... read more
When Guild Hall opened its doors in 1931, it was the crown jewel of art and culture in East Hampton. Through the years, the facility's prestige grew as did its collection of work by renowned artists of the East End. Guild Hall also developed a reputation .... read more
It's safe to say that a lot of people are very happy that Guild Hall in East Hampton has, at long last, completed the bulk of a top to bottom renovation and makeover that began as a gleam in the eyes of the museum and .... read more
Within 90 days, this city founded on risk-taking is supposed to break ground on one of its biggest cultural gambles to date: the $475 million Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

The project is taking place at a challenging time for Las Vegas' biggest cultural .... read more
Diller Scofidio + Renfro are rebels with a cause and they have brought that to their first mainstream project, the transformation of the Lincoln Center

'We did apply to be considered for the new United States embassy in London,' says Ricardo Scofidio lugubriously, .... read more
Jules Fisher, the Tony-Award winning lighting designer and 2009 recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award in Lighting Design from the United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT), is the subject of a new monograph published by USITT. The Designs of Jules Fisher by Delbert Unruh is .... read more
Grimshaw-designed amphitheater to become latest Coney Island icon

It has been rough sailing out at Coney Island of late, with the destruction of Astroland last winter and simmering tensions about the city's rezoning proposal. But good news has started to trickle in this .... read more
What makes a great concert hall isn't simply a matter of acoustics. Unpredictable variables come into play: the facade, the decor, the buzz of the crowd, the smile of a familiar usher, your memories of past concerts, your entire inner world as it stands at .... read more
It is hard to imagine New York's Upper West Side as a slum of flophouses and run-down tenements, tough to envisage the site of the Metropolitan Opera as a centre of urban blight. Yet that is what it had become in the late 1950s when .... read more
At a time when the moneyed life in New York feels as if it is being sucked into the sewers, the reopening of Alice Tully Hall, the chamber music venue at Lincoln Center, feels like an eddy in the stream.

After the hall .... read more
In its every point of contact with the public these days, classical music wants to be more solicitous than ever, and with an impressive stretch of glass flaunting enormous vitality inside, the new Alice Tully Hall has arrived at 65th and Broadway as one glamorous .... read more
Twenty-five million dollars, and all anyone will notice is the new chairs.

That's the joke Ford's Theatre Director Paul Tetreault tells while leading a tour of the historic site and working theater, which has just reopened after an extensive (and expensive) 18-month renovation. .... read more
The rejuvenated Alice Tully Hall has now been open for just over a week, and musicians of various persuasions have been testing its responses during the inaugural festival. It has proved welcoming and remarkably elastic.

We heard the tenor Mark Padmore and pianist .... read more
Normally, New Yorkers never agree on anything.  But everyone seems to think the new and improved Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center's super-sized "chamber music" venue, is swell.

Hearing two programs with relatively large forces over the weekend - a bizarre new Russian .... read more
If you drop by the new Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, which celebrates its gala opening tonight with a program featuring Louise Pitre, I can guarantee one thing: You won't mind staying after school.

Not only is this bright and beautiful .... read more
An icon of New York City's cultural scene, the 1,100-seat Alice Tully Hall is a cornerstone of Manhattan's major performing arts complex. Built in 1969, its recent renovation is part of a large-scale rethinking of the entire Lincoln Center campus, with the design work led by .... read more