June 20, 2009 |
The first new galleries from a big expansion at the Cleveland Museum of Art will open to the public on June 27. The new galleries are part of an eight-year, $335-million renovation that will increase the museum's size by 50%. The expansion was designed by architect Rafael Vinoly, whose credits include convention centers in Pittsburgh and Boston, Philadelphia's major performing arts center and the Tokyo International Forum conference center....
March 8, 2006 |
Officials at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the acclaimed architect who designed it have reached an out-of-court settlement in a lawsuit accusing the firm of bad design work and cost overruns. Neither side would release terms of the deal, which still requires a federal judge's approval. The lawsuit, filed in November against the firm of architect Rafael Vinoly, says the construction ended up costing $180 million -- "significantly more" than the $157 million budgeted.
January 23, 2003 |
Architect Rafael Vinoly of New York was named Wednesday to design two buildings on the eight-acre plaza in front of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. The intention is to create more space for exhibitions and educational programs and to make the site more accessible to pedestrians. Vinoly was the architect for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia and the Tokyo International Forum.
September 30, 2005 |
It was in the 1940s that economics student Raymond Nasher first decided that Duke University needed an art museum. More than 60 years later, the student who became a Dallas real estate tycoon made it happen. Duke's Nasher Museum of Art opens to the public this weekend in Durham, N.C. Nasher donated $10 million to fund construction of the $23-million museum, designed by architect Rafael Vinoly.
November 30, 2005 |
Officials at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia have sued the building's internationally acclaimed architect, accusing the firm of "deficient and defective design work" and of delays that boosted the project's final cost. The lawsuit filed in U.S.
September 28, 2002 |
Plans for the World Trade Center site grew more focused this week as the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. selected six teams of architects and planners--among them designers of the Getty Center, Berlin's Jewish Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art, Queens--to come up with new proposals for the 16-acre site. The six designs will be narrowed to three by year's end, and a final proposal--which could combine elements of several plans--will be released in spring 2003.