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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Andrew Kopf gives a tour of the new Regent Street Theater after the ribbon-cutting and civic dedication ceremony for the new George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.

Max Burdick, board chairman of the Utah Performing Arts Center Agency, speaks at the ribbon-cutting and civic dedication ceremony for the new George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. The facility at 131 S. Main is a joint venture by Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County. It joins a group of venues operated by the Salt Lake County Center for the Arts, including the Capitol Theatre, Abravanel Hall and the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in conjunction with the local firm HKS Architects, the Eccles Theater features a five-story grand lobby, the 2,500-seat Delta Performance Hall, the flexible Regent Street black box theater, as well as a rehearsal studio, in-venue restaurant, and patron and donor lounges. According to information from the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, the 185,000-square-foot theater required 3.8 million pounds of concrete, 4.4 million pounds of structural steel and 10,223 square feet of stage flooring.