Inside A Manhattan Architectural Gem That Is Sure To Strike A Chord


Interior of the Perelman Performing Arts Center with geometric, backlit ceiling and contemporary furnishings

As the final element of New York’s 20-year redevelopment of the World Trade Center district, the Perelman Performing Arts Center stands out as a new cultural destination. Strikingly clad in glass-insulated, translucent marble, the massive 129,000-square-foot jewel box plays host to three venues of varying sizes.

Designed by Rex in collaboration with executive architect Davis Brody Bond, theater consultant Charcoalblue and acoustician Threshold Acoustics, this feat of engineering was close to a decade in the making and matches the splendor of the equally impressive Oculus transportation hub and 9/11 Museum nearby. With interiors by Rockwell Group for its theaters, lobbies and post-performance bars, the new venue is a can’t-miss stop for culture-loving New Yorkers.