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Funding woes halt Libeskind’s Boston arts center

Facing insurmountable hurdles to raise $80 million, the New Center for Arts and Culture in Boston will not build a new arts center designed by Daniel Libeskind.

While the nonprofit arts organization raised more than $20 million, New Center officials said the current economic climate made it impossible to raise the needed funds for the new center, which was to be located on a 27-acre site in the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

“The downturn in the economy and our many successes have helped us grow into the realization that we do not need to build a permanent space of our own at this time in order to fulfill our goals,” said Paula Sidman, chairwoman of the New Center for Arts and Culture’s board of directors.

Libeskind's design called for a 67,400-square-foot facility for the arts center, which seeks to use the arts and humanities to build community and common ground. It includes a transformable performance space that can accommodate dance, theater, music, lectures and film, galleries, hands-on exploration areas and seminar and meeting rooms. The building was also to include a cultural café, a rooftop terrace and atrium. Other features were to include outdoor plazas featuring a culture café, fountains and sculpture extending from each end of the building.

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