Renovation Plans Announced for US Concert Hall

23 January 2011 (Last Updated January 23rd, 2011 18:30)

The Carnegie Hall concert venue in New York has unveiled a $200m renovation plan for its Studio Towers. Designed by New York-based Iu+Bibliowicz Architects, the renovation scheme includes a new 5,668m² education wing, practice rooms, teaching studios, and a new research room for t

The Carnegie Hall concert venue in New York has unveiled a $200m renovation plan for its Studio Towers.

Designed by New York-based Iu+Bibliowicz Architects, the renovation scheme includes a new 5,668m² education wing, practice rooms, teaching studios, and a new research room for the hall's archives.

The project will also include 24 new music rooms to accommodate different types of ensembles, upgrades to backstage areas and a new outdoor roof terrace.

The renovation project will be mainly funded by a $25m donation from Joan and Sanford I Weill and the Weill Family Foundation.

Construction work began in 2009 and is slated for completion in 2014, according to the Wall Street Journal.