Philadelphia's Bold New Civic Space

Located in the middle of the city on a major thoroughfare, Phildelphia's new Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is innovative and bold.
December 17, 2001, 9am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Philadelphia's new center distinguishes itself in a big way from the conventional models U.S. cities have been using for a century or more to carve out places for culture in the midst of chaotic urban circumstances...the Kimmel Center is a savvy mix of megastructure, modern architecture, shopping mall and civic plaza...by placing such a center on a major thoroughfare in the middle of the city -- and keeping it open throughout the day as well as on performance nights -- the new resource will contribute to the urban hurly-burly, just as theaters and music halls did before the advent of culture centers."

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Published on Sunday, December 16, 2001 in The Washington Post
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