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.
Photos: Curtain officially rises on new Eccles Theater
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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News