Plans Unveiled For New PAC In Lower Manahattan


NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — The board of directors of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center has unveiled the design for a new performing arts center to be built on the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.

Set to open in 2020, The Perelman Center will feature an approximately 90,000 square-foot building that holds three auditoria (499, 250, and 99 person capacity) and a rehearsal room that can double as a fourth venue. The last cost estimate for The Perelman Center for this 90,000 square-foot building came in at $243M.

The building, designed by Brooklyn-based architectural firm REX, is considered to be the final piece of the World Trade Center master plan. The new PAC will produce and present a variety of cultural programs, ranging from music and opera to dance and multidisciplinary art.

In addition to its design plans, The Perelman Center’s board of directors also announced that the organization has named Barbra Streisand to serve as the board's chair, effective immediately.

“Today the World Trade Center site stands as a monument to our nation’s ability to prevail in its darkest hour,” Governor Cuomo said. “The Perelman Performing Arts Center will highlight the values that make New York exceptional – the celebration of diverse cultures from every corner of the globe. This Center will help complete the renewal of Lower Manhattan and, on behalf of all New Yorkers, I welcome this institution and thank those who are working to make this vision a reality."