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Sometimes, architectural complexity comes in a simple form, even a box. The Diana Center, designed by New York-based Weiss/Manfredi for Barnard College, looks simple: a five-story glass prism served straight-up. Its terra-cotta color matches the largely brick Barnard and Columbia University campuses, which face .... read more
Marina Bay Sands is a high-density, mixed-use integrated resort that brings together a 2,561-room hotel, convention center, shopping and dining, theaters, museum, and a casino across the water from Singapore's Central Business District.  Designed by Boston-based architect Moshe Safdie, the 929,000 square meter (10 million square-foot) .... read more
Weighing 19 tons in total and consisting of a maze of nearly 4,200 pipes that need to be put back together after years in storage, pieces of the city's only concert pipe organ were emptied on Monday from two semi-trailer trucks parked outside the newly rebuilt Alice .... read more
As Spoleto Festival USA audiences celebrate the return of the Dock Street Theatre, artists and production staff are left grumbling about the challenges at another Spoleto venue, Gaillard Municipal Auditorium.

There is a section in the orchestra under the overhang of the balcony .... read more
I was eating lunch Monday at Chicago Hot Dogs on Rancho Drive when a woman sitting near me struck up a conversation with some people who had just given their order. She said her employer transferred her to Las Vegas three years ago, she doesn't .... read more
From an Upper East Side townhouse to a SoHo storefront to a Long Island City warehouse, New York City's Museum for African Art has had three different homes since opening to the public in 1984. While this nomadic existence was somewhat fitting for a fledgling institution .... read more
Stanford University broke ground Tuesday morning on a 844-seat concert hall designed to gather all of the university's musical activities under one roof.

The $111.9 million Bing Concert Hall, named in honor of donors Helen and Peter Bing, will stand at the east end .... read more
On Tuesday, May 11, Stanford University will celebrate the groundbreaking for its state-of-the-art concert hall, which is slated for completion in summer 2012, with the first public performances in January 2013.

The 844-seat Bing Concert Hall has been designed for a wide range of music performances, .... read more
Envisioned as an oval ship rising from a sea of glass, the area's newest music venue, Bing Concert Hall, is scheduled for its groundbreaking ceremony next Tuesday (May 11) on the Stanford University campus.

The $112 million, 112,000-square-foot center has a high-profile pedigree: designed by .... read more
The board of the New School approved plans on Wednesday evening to build a 16-story, $353 million University Center, the largest construction project in the university's 91-year history in Greenwich Village.

The unusual bronze-and-glass structure will rise on Fifth Avenue, between 13th and 14th .... read more
Change comes slowly, at least psychologically, to Greenwich Village, which, despite the double-decker tourist buses and the crowds (still) lining up for cupcakes in front of the Magnolia Bakery, persists in thinking of itself as a sleepy bohemian enclave.

So the design for .... read more
At a time when arts organizations and universities are struggling to pay their bills, Stanford University is tuning up to break ground on the campus' first true concert hall with world-class acoustics financed by $112 million in private gifts.

The 844-seat Bing Concert Hall .... read more
What began in a rented townhouse on Manhattan's Upper East Side has grown to become an internationally recognized preeminent source for exhibitions and publications related to historical and contemporary African art.   The Museum for African Art will finally find a permanent home along .... read more
City Center, dedicated by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia in 1943 as Manhattan's first major performing arts center, is embarking on a $75 million renovation and restoration of its landmark neo-Moorish building on West 55th Street.

The renovation, which City Center is to announce on Wednesday, .... read more
The Old Globe in San Diego is celebrating its 75th anniversary by christening the new Prebys Theatre Center and its centerpiece the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. The White is a 250-seat arena theatre that replaces the 225-seat Cassius Carter Centre Stage. While much-loved for .... read more
The valley's long awaited downtown cultural complex recently took a step closer to becoming a reality. The $470 million Smith Center for the Performing Arts, a multi-theater and concert venue, celebrated a construction milestone on Feb. 25. Southern Nevada elected officials and powerbrokers turned out to see .... read more
When Columbia builds, the city cringes. It started so beautifully: In the 1890s, McKim, Mead & White laid out a serene campus on the rocky outcrop of Morningside Heights, its gated grounds defended by a stone perimeter. But few universities could have done a more .... read more
You don't expect to find high architecture in a high school auditorium. But the Menlo-Atherton Center for Performing Arts upsets all expectations. Rooted to its site on Middlefield Road, it's an instant civic monument, a luminous and intimate theater and a top-quality teaching tool all .... read more
On two occasions Don Snyder approached one of the nation's largest private philanthropic organizations about supporting a performing arts center in Las Vegas. Both times, Snyder says, the foundation said it wasn't interested in getting behind the project.

More than $150 million later, that .... read more
The showdown will begin on April 27.

The two integrated resorts (IRs) on Singapore shores will finally lock horns - some five years after their winning bids - when Marina Bay Sands (MBS) throws open its doors to visitors, punters included, that day.
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