Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, Illinois
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The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, under construction at 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana, Illinois. At 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. Urban Treasure Hunt 16 History; 18 Social Systems
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
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