Construction Resumes on The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center

World Trade Center Performing Arts Center, image by REXWorld Trade Center Performing Arts Center, image by REX

Back in December, YIMBY reported that work had appeared to stall for The Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, in the Financial District. While things have appeared to remain in-stasis since then, news has now broken that Governor Cuomo has officially allowed construction of the new PAC. That means work should soon begin again on the site, and may partially explain the delays seen over the past few months.

December Performing Arts Center Progress, by Earthcam

December Performing Arts Center Progress, by Earthcam

As said by Governor Cuomo in a release, “New York is home to some of the most renowned cultural and creative institutions in the world and with this new performing arts center, Manhattan will cement its reputation as an international hub for the arts. This new facility will secure New York City’s status as a premier cultural destination while supporting tourism, jobs and economic growth for the entire Empire State.”

Designed by REX, the cubic structure will provide another cultural cornerstone for the World Trade Center site, rising above the Vehicle Security Center. It will contain three halls which can also be arranged in a single configuration, with seating for over 1,200 occupants at maximum capacity.

Overall digital model of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. By Chris Janjic

Overall digital model of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. By Chris Janjic

The difficulties implicit in building the Performing Arts Center above the Vehicle Security Center mean that the base of the project will be quite complex. To that effect, the PAC will be paying the Port Authority $48 million to fund the underground construction, which will support the cultural amenities above.

Day rendering of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, seen from the southeast. Rendering by LUXIGON

Day rendering of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, seen from the southeast. Rendering by LUXIGON

Completion had previously been anticipated for 2020, and the news from the Governor comes with no expected completion date, however, delays seem very likely at this point.

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2 Comments on "Construction Resumes on The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Beautiful design in this point. (Thank you very much)

  2. Looks like it would fit nicely as the plug for either one of the memorial’s giant drains.

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