KC awaits the opening of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts & is teased with a video composed by Julian Bickford & produced by T2
The Kansas City skyline got a facelift this year with the construction of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The dramatic eye- and ear- catching design is beautifully captured in this teaser video produced by T2 and scored by BicMedia’s composer, Julian Bickford. Here are the specs of the project (courtesy of http://www.kauffmancenter.org/) Building Features A nearly 285,000-square-foot facility with two main performance halls Exterior surfaces include glass, pre-cast concrete and bead-blasted stainless steel 27 cables are anchored by the weight of the pre-cast walls and hold up the glass in the lobby 196 public restroom stalls in the building Houses office space for Kauffman Center staff plus rehearsal spaces, warm-up rooms and dressing rooms Brandmeyer Great Hall One large glass-enclosed area, called The Brandmeyer Great Hall, serves both halls Guests can enter The Brandmeyer Great Hall from the north, on 16th Street, or from the Kauffman Center drive, just south of the building A box office, coat check, refreshment bars and a gift shop are available Accessibility The Kauffman Center fully complies with all disability requirements of both the city of Kansas City Missouri and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Two drop-off areas allow guests to easily access the center: one on 16th Street to the north, another from the private drive just south of the building Handicapped parking slots in the south garage will be close to building access points; pathways will be obvious, well-marked and ample Several elevators in the Brandmeyer Great Hall make the center fully accessible Both performance halls have seating that does not require the use of stairs. Both have seating areas in varying locations and at multiple ticket price levels reserved for patrons using wheel chairs. Each wheel chair position has a companion seat available Signage conforms to ADA standards, meaning major support and life safety spaces, such as stairs and restrooms, are identified with tactile and Braille signs. Elevator panels and jambs provide raised letters and Braille text as well Backstage areas are accessible, including dressing rooms, stage area, control booth, follow spot and other technical areas
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