WTC Performing Arts Centre in US to Receive Funds

10 October 2010 (Last Updated October 10th, 2010 18:30)

The proposed new performing arts centre in New York, US, is expected to receive $100m following approval from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation in November. The performing arts centre at the World Trade Center site was severely damaged during the terrorist attacks of 11 Septe

The proposed new performing arts centre in New York, US, is expected to receive $100m following approval from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation in November.

The performing arts centre at the World Trade Center site was severely damaged during the terrorist attacks of 11 September, 2001.

The 1,000-seat theatre design has been developed by Gehry Partners, in collaboration with HOK Architects and Faithful + Gould.

The building will also feature a secondary theatre, rehearsal spaces, classrooms, a public cafe, outdoor plazas and administrative space.

The project's timeline has not been finalised as the rest of the funding still needs to be raised.

Below-grade work began in 2007 while drawings for the foundation works were complete in 2009, according to the Wall Street Journal.

City-based Joyce Theater, which will provide creative input towards the theatre project will be dedicated to dance.