Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC NYC) – Sciame Tour

Downtown, Manhattan

Credit: Courtesy Sciame

The Perelman Center is set to become a hub for artistic expression in Lower Manhattan, offering a diverse range of performances and amenities for both visitors and residents. The impressive 129,000 SF building houses three theaters, with seating capacities of 450, 250, and 99 respectively. The theaters are separated by moveable, acoustic guillotine walls, which allow for an impressive eleven different arrangements of the theater space including one large space.   The building’s translucent facade is a work of art in itself, featuring thin, book-matched marble stone laminated within insulated glass. This unique design allows for both natural and interior lighting to filter through its surface, creating a stunning visual effect. In addition to the performance support areas, such as trap, dressing rooms, and musician rooms, the public will have access to a new full-service restaurant and outdoor terrace bar.   Overall, the Perelman Center is a testament to the power of art and culture to bring people together. Its state-of-the-art facilities and innovative design make it a must-visit destination for anyone interested in theater, dance, music, film, opera, and multidisciplinary works.   One challenging aspect of the building is the makeup of the stone-glass façade panels, which is something that had never really been done before. Starting in Portugal, the stone blocks were cut in a non-traditional direction to achieve the proper veining. The expertise of those involved allowed production to continue in this unique way and ultimately led to the extraordinary façade you see onsite today. The installation of 4,992 unique stone-glass tiles took only 2 months without any major delays or impacts.   On this tour with project leads from Sciame, learn about the construction considerations behind this stunning building and how it was realized.

The Perelman Center is set to become a hub for artistic expression in Lower Manhattan, offering a diverse range of performances and amenities for both visitors and residents. The impressive 129,000 SF building houses three theaters, with seating capacities of 450, 250, and 99 respectively. The theaters are separated by moveable, acoustic guillotine walls, which allow for an impressive eleven different arrangements of the theater space including one large space.
 
The building’s translucent facade is a work of art in itself, featuring thin, book-matched marble stone laminated within insulated glass. This unique design allows for both natural and interior lighting to filter through its surface, creating a stunning visual effect. In addition to the performance support areas, such as trap, dressing rooms, and musician rooms, the public will have access to a new full-service restaurant and outdoor terrace bar.
 
Overall, the Perelman Center is a testament to the power of art and culture to bring people together. Its state-of-the-art facilities and innovative design make it a must-visit destination for anyone interested in theater, dance, music, film, opera, and multidisciplinary works.
 
One challenging aspect of the building is the makeup of the stone-glass façade panels, which is something that had never really been done before. Starting in Portugal, the stone blocks were cut in a non-traditional direction to achieve the proper veining. The expertise of those involved allowed production to continue in this unique way and ultimately led to the extraordinary façade you see onsite today. The installation of 4,992 unique stone-glass tiles took only 2 months without any major delays or impacts.
 
On this tour with project leads from Sciame, learn about the construction considerations behind this stunning building and how it was realized.

251 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10007