Today Architectural Digest travels to Lower Manhattan to tour the newly completed Perelman Performing Arts Center. An integral part of the new World Trade Center site, architects Joshua Ramus and David Rockwell were eager to give the arts a new home in the area. Ramus calls the building a “mystery box” as the theater’s 3 auditoria ingeniously extend and combine to create over 62 stage-audience configurations, resulting in a different space each time you visit. But what makes this building so special is revealed at dusk when the chandeliers shine through its 5,000 marble tile exterior, causing it to glow. As this unique space finally opens its doors, the ultimate hope for Perelman is to inspire artists to create profound work–in turn inspiring the public.

Water’s Echo (2023) by Jean Shin

World Trade Center Viewing Platform, photo by Blandon Belushin

Imagination Playground at Burling Slip, photo by Frank Oudeman

Director: Alice Roth

Director of Photography: Ben Dewey

Editor: Alex Mechanik

Talent: Joshua Ramus ; David Rockwell

Producer: Chase Lewis

Field Producer: Joel Ahumada

Associate Producer: Chloe Leung

Field Associate Producer: Brandon Fuhr

Production Manager: Melissa Heber

Production Coordinator: Fernando Davila

Camera Operator: Lauren Pruitt

Gaffer: Carlos Araujo

Audio Engineer: Gabe Quiroga

Production Assistant: Rachel Cantor

Post Production Supervisor: Andrew Montague

Post Production Coordinator: Holly Frew

Supervising Editor: Christina Mankellow

Assistant Editor: Billy Ward

Colorist: Oliver Eid

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