Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC NYC)

Located at the North-East corner of the World Trade Center complex in Manhattan NYC, the Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC NYC) opened in September 2023 and is named after Ronald Perelman who donated $75M to fund the construction.
The building was designed by Joshua Prince-Ramus of REX Architecture and delivered by executive architects Davis Brody Bond, with Sciame as Main Contractor.

FMDC were involved in the selection and assessment of the 7000 panels of book matched translucent veined Portuguese marble that make up the facades of this building. The 12 mm thick stone material was laminated between two leaves of glass and incorporated into the cladding system by façade sub-contractor Gartner.

Our director and stone expert Bruno Miglio visited various stone quarries and fabricators as part of the stone selection process. Once the final selection was made we reviewed stone material properties and reviewed the quarry, manufacturing facility and virtual dry-lays on a regular basis.

The building skin glows amber on the inside during the day and at night the glow is reversed and seen from the outside, delivering a stunning effect for a truly unique and iconic building.

Bruno was present at the opening ceremony at the kind invitation of Warren Elghanayan and Leslie Koch, hosted by Mike Bloomberg, as well as the current Mayor of the City of New York, the Governor of New York and Ronald Perelman.

Photos of completed building by Iwan Baan.