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Old 12-05-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Here are new renderings of the planned performing arts center in downtown Greensboro. One interesting thing is that this PAC will have features not found in the Durham Performing Arts Center like the flexible stage. It's designed so that seating on the bottom level can be removed for standing concerts. The architects also came up with an innovative way to project live video images on screens inside. The planned privately funded park/plaza/indoor pavilion adjacent to the performing arts center will be the icing on the cake. The earliest the PAC would open is in 2016.

http://www.downtownstadium.org/post-GPAC.jpg

http://www.downtownstadium.org/gpacfinal2.jpg

http://www.downtownstadium.org/gpacfinal3.jpg

http://www.downtownstadium.org/gpacfinal4.jpg

http://www.downtownstadium.org/gpacfinal5.jpg
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:09 PM
 
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Looks pretty good. It will be good for Greensboro and the surrounding area.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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What's the planned capacity? What's DPAC's capacity?
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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what's the planned capacity? What's dpac's capacity?
DPAC: 2,712
GPAC planned: 3,200
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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The task force will give the final report to city council tonight about the project and how it should be funded. The venue would have 3,000 seats, more than any PAC in the Carolinas. The new PAC is needed because War Memorial Auditorium at the coliseum (built in the 1950s) is very outdated and Greensboro has been losing events to Durham Performing Arts Center and the Blumenthal Center for the Performing Arts in Charlotte. Plus Greensboro wants to move its performing arts space from the coliseum to downtown.

Looks like they are going to try to build this without costing the taxpayers. The total cost of the performing arts center will be $60 million. The financing will be a combination of:

$20 private donations
$20 million in user fees/ticket tax/hotel-motel tax
$20 million in grants and fundraising (naming rights could help pay for it too)

In addition, a privately funded urban park plaza with an indoor pavilion will be built next to the performing arts center. The park will serve as a plaza for the performing arts center and could have large outdoor screens that show some performances inside the performing arts center. Part of Summit Ave will have to be relocated for the park. The park will be called the Carolyn and Maurice LeBauer City Park. Center-City Park is also across the street from the PAC site so there may be an opportunity to connect the two parks. The PAC architects also recommended painting the street in a brick/stone pattern to look like a plaza. That way The two parks and the PAC will look like one big complex like in the photo below (West Lake Square in Seattle). The streets would be closed off during major PAC events.


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3255/2...9ffe9aec_z.jpg

GPAC task force final report | MyFOX8.com

park to complement PAC
New park planned to complement proposed Greensboro performing arts center - Greensboro - The Business Journal


Unlike the other PACs in North Carolina, this one will have flexible seating. Seating can be removed on the main floor for stand up concerts. It will also have a wider stage than DPAC or the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte. This means more stage area for Broadway productions.

Greensboro Performing Arts Center (GPAC)

renderings courtesy of GPAC task force

http://www.downtownstadium.org/gpac2013a.jpg

very tall performing arts center. Looks like its 7 or 8 stories tall.

http://www.downtownstadium.org/gpac2013b.jpg

Another unique feature are projections.
Large scale projections are ideal for the balcony and brings the performance closer to the seats. The audience can look straight out to see large images instead of always looking down at the stage.

http://www.downtownstadium.org/gpac2013c.jpg

http://www.downtownstadium.org/gpacdesign1b.jpg

http://www.digtriad.com/images/640/3...ony-format.jpg

http://www.downtownstadium.org/gpacdesign1.jpg

http://www.downtownstadium.org/gpacdesign2.jpg

http://www.downtownstadium.org/gpacdesign3.jpg

Streets painted in brick pattern

http://www.downtownstadium.org/gpacdesign4.jpg

http://www.downtownstadium.org/gpacdesign5.jpg

http://www.downtownstadium.org/gpacdesign6.jpg
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Greensboro city council okays $20 million towards the proposed 3,000 seat downtown performing arts center.

http://www.digtriad.com/news/article...o-GPAC-Project
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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Any idea if they passed that stupid take-the-boards-off-your-windows-or-we-will-take-your-property downtown ordinance?
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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Default Va Tech Performing Arts Center

The Center will be finished in Fall, 2013.

Virginia Tech's Center for the Arts to have big effect on community - Roanoke.com

BTW, tiny little Blacksburg is also building the areas' first IMAX theatre!

If Blacksburg can do it, I am sure Greensboro can build their PAC!!
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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The Center will be finished in Fall, 2013.

Virginia Tech's Center for the Arts to have big effect on community - Roanoke.com

BTW, tiny little Blacksburg is also building the areas' first IMAX theatre!

If Blacksburg can do it, I am sure Greensboro can build their PAC!!
very nice facility
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Greensboro foundation pledges $5 million towards the performing arts center. As all these donations continue to rack up, this project becomes more and more real. Greensboro's foundations have always been generous with downtown projects. The Joseph M Bryan Foundation privately funded NewBridge Bank Ballpark and foundation money went towards Center-City Park and the Downtown Greenway. Greensboro is blessed because not many cities Greensboro's size have foundations with such deep pockets.

Greensboro foundation pledges $5 million to performing arts center - News-Record.com: News

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