Sciame Construction Finishes World Trade Center Center

November 1, 2023|

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sciame Construction has completed the $500 million Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.

The project comprised construction of three separate theaters that can be reconfigured based upon the nature of the event. Construction management firm Sciame Construction worked on the complex project via parallel paths, each involving testing acoustics and theater configurations.

The three halls can remain separate or be combined into one great space. More than 60 stage and seating set-ups are possible. Guillotine doors – the name for 46-ton walls that rise into mechanical space above the ceiling and are not visible to patrons – lent complexity to the build, as did a performance hall floor secured to lifts, rolling seating towers and removable seats.

Design firm REX and theater consulting firm Charcoalblue were also members of the project team. REX designed the cream-colored, 160-foot-square by 117-foot-tall cube that is located north of the reflecting pools at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

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