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Old 04-27-2014, 12:09 AM
 
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btw here is more on the park, its activities and how it will link the performing arts center with other cultural attractions including the future indoor/outdoor carousel. The park will have a lot of gaming activities including putting greens. In addition there will be an art sculpture that will go over Davie street connecting Center-City Park with LeBauer Park. The center lawn is where the ice skating rink and ice coaster will go during the holiday season. A plant wall is even envisioned on the side of the Church Street Parking deck. The plan also show Davie street painted like a plaza. There will be a signature restaurant, beer gardens, interactive water features, children's playground, stage area, market pavilion, screen wall for movies ect. The new park will actually be slightly larger than Center-City Park. But the transitioning between the two parks will give the appearance that it is one large center-city park. After looking at the park plan, I'm very impressed. I think this is a better park than Center-City Park. The Lebauer Park will be the heart of the downtown cultural district.

LeBauer Park Conceptual Plan & Programming

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Old 04-27-2014, 01:50 PM
 
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The Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts is down to two finalist for the architects. The final design will be complete by January.

Arts center architect down to 2 finalists - News-Record.com: News

I really hope that whoever wins the contract, is allowed to design something modern and unique, not some building that blends in with everything else around it.
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Old 04-27-2014, 01:59 PM
 
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I really hope that whoever wins the contract, is allowed to design something modern and unique, not some building that blends in with everything else around it.
I second that.
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:42 PM
 
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H3 has actually been selected as the architect. From what I understand, it will likely be a sleek, modern design. I think I will throw up if this is another brick retro structure. I don't mind having brick in the design, as long as it is part of a sleek contemporary design. Im not digging retro designs. I'm also not liking what they are doing to the former 11-story U.S. Trust center across the street. It was an all reflective glass building and now they are adding pale gray panels between the floors making it look like a building from the 1970s...yuck. They should not have done that because what I liked about the all reflective glass is that the PAC would be reflected onto the U.S. Trust Building.

Keep in mind this is not just a performing arts center, a whole cultural complex/district is being created here with the new park connecting all the cultural attractions

Here is the design the second runner up came up with. Great design and I expect the design to look this good or better. If Apicella had won, this would have been the design. I love that interior in this design. Really reminds me of Radio City Music Hall in New York with the back lit arches. For the task force to pass them up, they must really expect H3 to come up with something even superior to this design. But even the design below is better than any performing arts center in the Carolinas, even better than DPAC. But yes I'd like to see something more dramatic than this, something that would win architectural awards. With a price tag of $65 million it should. Durham Performing Arts Center was around $40 million.




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Old 04-27-2014, 09:58 PM
 
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H3 has actually been selected as the architect. From what I understand, it will likely be a sleek, modern design. I think I will throw up if this is another brick retro structure. I don't mind having brick in the design, as long as it is part of a sleek contemporary design. Im not digging retro designs. I'm also not liking what they are doing to the former 11-story U.S. Trust center across the street. It was an all reflective glass building and now they are adding pale gray panels between the floors making it look like a building from the 1970s...yuck. They should not have done that because what I liked about the all reflective glass is that the PAC would be reflected onto the U.S. Trust Building.

Keep in mind this is not just a performing arts center, a whole cultural complex/district is being created here with the new park connecting all the cultural attractions

Here is the design the second runner up came up with. Great design and I expect the design to look this good or better. If Apicella had won, this would have been the design. I love that interior in this design. Really reminds me of Radio City Music Hall in New York with the back lit arches. For the task force to pass them up, they must really expect H3 to come up with something even superior to this design. But even the design below is better than any performing arts center in the Carolinas, even better than DPAC. But yes I'd like to see something more dramatic than this, something that would win architectural awards. With a price tag of $65 million it should. Durham Performing Arts Center was around $40 million.


That is a lot nicer than what I expected. However it kind of looks like a remix of DPAC. However, for sure , its a good start in the right direction. For 65M it really should be something to behold!

I'm totally with you on the brick retro / new colonial / new past , whatever you want to call it.
Greensboro seems so afraid to use color or different architectural building elements.
We've earth toned ourselves into a corner, it all seems to blend in with the trees. A little more contrast would definitely help.
To me, a city with a great downtown, is one that engages you with sights, sounds, and the smells of street food. The new juxtaposed with the old. If they are truly serious about 'doing up' downtown, then we should really do it up. Taking a chance and doing something a little 'less safe' could liven the place up. I would really like to see Greensboro put some of its home grown artistic talent into play, instead of always doing what some other town is doing.
That would be really cool to see the PAC win some kind of award.
Indeed if that happened , i believe that would inspire more 'one upsmanship' in terms really making downtown shine.

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Old 04-28-2014, 04:30 AM
 
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That is a lot nicer than what I expected. However it kind of looks like a remix of DPAC. However, for sure , its a good start in the right direction. For 65M it really should be something to behold!

I'm totally with you on the brick retro / new colonial / new past , whatever you want to call it.
Greensboro seems so afraid to use color or different architectural building elements.
We've earth toned ourselves into a corner, it all seems to blend in with the trees. A little more contrast would definitely help.
To me, a city with a great downtown, is one that engages you with sights, sounds, and the smells of street food. The new juxtaposed with the old. If they are truly serious about 'doing up' downtown, then we should really do it up. Taking a chance and doing something a little 'less safe' could liven the place up. I would really like to see Greensboro put some of its home grown artistic talent into play, instead of always doing what some other town is doing.
That would be really cool to see the PAC win some kind of award.
Indeed if that happened , i believe that would inspire more 'one upsmanship' in terms really making downtown shine.

I totally agree with you on this one and not only should the architecture be interesting on the outside but the inside as well. A bold architectural design in and of itself would inspire people to come to the facility.

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Old 04-28-2014, 06:48 PM
 
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H3 has actually been selected as the architect. From what I understand, it will likely be a sleek, modern design. I think I will throw up if this is another brick retro structure. I don't mind having brick in the design, as long as it is part of a sleek contemporary design. Im not digging retro designs. I'm also not liking what they are doing to the former 11-story U.S. Trust center across the street. It was an all reflective glass building and now they are adding pale gray panels between the floors making it look like a building from the 1970s...yuck. They should not have done that because what I liked about the all reflective glass is that the PAC would be reflected onto the U.S. Trust Building.

Keep in mind this is not just a performing arts center, a whole cultural complex/district is being created here with the new park connecting all the cultural attractions

Here is the design the second runner up came up with. Great design and I expect the design to look this good or better. If Apicella had won, this would have been the design. I love that interior in this design. Really reminds me of Radio City Music Hall in New York with the back lit arches. For the task force to pass them up, they must really expect H3 to come up with something even superior to this design. But even the design below is better than any performing arts center in the Carolinas, even better than DPAC. But yes I'd like to see something more dramatic than this, something that would win architectural awards. With a price tag of $65 million it should. Durham Performing Arts Center was around $40 million.


Slightly off topic, but the reflective glass on that building looks like crap. From the wrong angle it appears some incompetent tried to clean the windows. I agree the grey panels are drab but are cleaner than what is there.

BTW it was announced last week that War Memorial will be closed in September, demolished with the space being used for parking.
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Old 10-18-2014, 04:04 PM
 
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Readers of the Triad Business Journal speak out in what they want in the design and amenities of the future 3,000 seat Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Greensboro. Hundreds of people filled out an online survey and one of my suggestions was selected to be published in the Triad Business Journal. See if you can figure out which one In the print addition, my quote was placed at the top of the page on the "outside" section. We could see the final renderings by the end of the year. Construction is set to begin October 2015 and be completed by spring of 2017.

Readers speak out! Here's what we want at the Tanger Center for Performing Arts - Greensboro - Triad Business Journal
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:02 AM
 
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The design of the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts is taking shape. While the interior layout is currently being designed the exterior hasn't yet been designed. The community is waiting to see what the exterior of this facility will look like. Citizens and city leaders want this to be an "iconic" "bold" design.

'Engine and transmission' of downtown Greensboro performing arts center taking shape - Greensboro - Triad Business Journal
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Old 01-24-2015, 01:13 PM
 
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More demolition is underway at the site of the future Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. The building where Boston's House of Blues and Jazz was located has now been demolished. The LeBauer Park site across the street has also been fenced off.
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