Friday, August 17, 2012
Utah Performing Arts Center takes a big step toward reality
"This is a milestone moment for Salt Lake City and performing arts for the broader region," Mayor Ralph Becker told members of the arts community, business leaders and media gathered on the sidewalk outside the theater's future home on Main Street.
HKS Architects and partner Pelli Clarke Pelli were selected along with Layton Construction to design and build the 2,500-seat theater capable of hosting first-run touring Broadway shows.
Becker has been working since taking office in January 2008 to bring a performing arts center to downtown. The project has gradually moved forward over the past 4½ years, surviving an initial challenge from Sandy to be home to such a theater, along with roadblocks created by the economic downturn. Deseret News