JFK Center Plans $100 Million Expansion

  • The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC is planning an expansion - the first since it opened in 1971. The center opened as living dedication to erstwhile US President John F. Kennedy. The $100 million expansion will be adding new pavilions, halls, classrooms, a garden and a floating stage on the Potomac River. Architect Steven Holl plans to transform the center into an outdoor space with a strong visual appeal. The funds for the expansion come from private sources with Rubenstein, founder of the Carlyle Group contributing $50 million. The center plans to raise an additional $25 million for programming.

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