April 30, 2008
Kimmel architect: An article in Saturday's Calendar section about Southern California arts institutions refinancing their construction debt said the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia was designed by Cesar Pelli. The architect was Rafael Vinoly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2007 |
The Orange County Performing Arts Center sued star architect Cesar Pelli and construction giant Fluor Corp., blaming them and subcontractors for more than $30 million in cost overruns and irremediable design flaws in the new Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. The hall, which opened 11 months ago, has been celebrated as a landmark performance space that brings new intimacy and sonic fidelity to the concert experience in Orange County.
August 13, 2006 |
WHEN architect Cesar Pelli was designing a skyscraper in Minneapolis in the 1980s, he asked his client to reduce its height so it wouldn't become the tallest building on the skyline. The local spirit of modesty and deference, he explained, made that seem inappropriate -- and his corporate client bought the pitch.
March 29, 2006 |
Cesar Pelli's third project for the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, the so-called Red Building, was conceived as part of the original site plan in the 1970s, and since then it has been postponed, redesigned and nearly forgotten. But it appears finally to be on track, with construction set to start early next year, according to developer Charles S. Cohen. At a noon news conference Thursday, Pelli and Cohen will unveil what they're calling the final version of the $100-million design.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2004 |
They're seeing red over the newest mega-construction project planned for West Hollywood. And they couldn't be happier. The red in this case is the glistening color proposed for a building that will complete the landmark Pacific Design Center, which for nearly three decades has been a showcase for fine furnishings -- and for bold, modern architecture.
October 30, 2001 |
Since first opening in 1986, the Orange County Performing Arts Center has always seemed the poor second cousin to the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles. Its resident music companies lack big-city stature. Its location in a suburban office park across the street from South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa gives it the air of an upscale mall, as if culture were a superfluous appendage to shopping.