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Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, Amarillo, Texas, United States

Tuesday 23 Jan 2007

Responsive drama

Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts by Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture in Amarillo, Texas, United States
© Tom Kessler 
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Innovative acoustic shell results in stunning interior 

Responding to the nearby Palo Duro Canyon, the Globe-News Center’s distinctive red sandstone and swooping roofline distinguish it as a regional landmark. Borne of grassroots efforts to build a performance hall of excellence in Amarillo, Texas, the building accommodates diverse programming including orchestra, ballet and opera. The curvilinear interior enclosure is composed of cascading wood panels, stained a warm color, specially angled to optimize the acoustical experience. Devised to allow for quick transitions from concert performances to theatrical events, the one-piece orchestral shell is suspended from an overhead crane, moving rapidly on- and off-stage via remote control.

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