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Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, Illinois
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, Illinois
Resource Typeimage
TitleKrannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, Illinois
Coverage / Year1968
DescriptionThe Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, under construction at 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana, Illinois.
InterpretationAt the time, it was the most expensive building project ever undertaken in the county, exceeding $21 million. The KCPA architect was Max Abramovitz who also designed the University of Illinois Assembly Hall. Jo Mielziner was the theater consultant and Cyril Harris was the acoustician. It took two years from 1963 for the University to acquire two square blocks of land that would be large enough for the Krannert Center. Ground breaking for the building took place in August 1966, with the Center finally opening in April 1969. The New York Times reported that the Center was "one of the most ingeniously worked out art complexes anywhere."
Lesson Plans / ThemesUrban Treasure Hunt;
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems
SourceNews-Gazette Newspaper
Subject / KeywordsBuildings; Urbana, Illinois; Theaters; Theatrical productions;
Collection PublisherUIUC Digital Imaging & Media Technology Initiative;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
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Resource Identifiernge6001
CONTENTdm file name84358171572002_drannert.jpg
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