Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts--page 2 (of four pages)

Rafael Viñoly Architects, PC

Looking toward side entrance


Commonwealth Plaza

This vast area was conceived of as a welcoming civic space. The two major components, Verizon Hall and Perelman Theater, are free-standing buildings within this space. Off-axis and toward the front is Perelman Theater, with a curved façade, while Verizon Hall is centered and toward the back. According to the Kimmel Center's website, "The exterior [of Verizon Hall] is entirely clad in Macore wood fins. The sinuous form of the hall is based on the shape of a cello."

Side balconies provide access to the four floors of the interior of Verizon Hall.


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