Rivercenter For The Performing Arts
LOCATED IN THE HEART OF HISTORIC UPTOWN COLUMBUS, RIVERCENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS IS THE CENTERPIECE OF THE CITY’S NEW ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT. Conceived as a vital cultural hub, the center was designed by the multi-national architectural firm Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer and Associates to artistically enrich the Chattahoochee Valley region. Its construction was funded in part by $86 million of the over $100 million that was raised by the Columbus Challenge, an unprecedented public-private fundraising effort that also revitalized key local cultural venues. The remainder of funding came from a $17-million state appropriation and a $25-million matching pledge from the Bradley-Turner Foundation. A property of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the 245,000-square-foot RiverCenter is a visually stunning blend of the past and the present, mixing the brick and ironwork of the area’s historic buildings with a modern multi-level glass and steel façade. Its spacious entrance is graced by a tall glass “curtain” wall and a soaring staircase. A sense of the building’s magnitude may be gained from contemplating some statistics: a height of 120 feet (five stories), 200 miles of wiring, 150,000 feet of conduit, six million pounds of structural steel, one million masonry blocks, 300,000 bricks, and 50 million pounds of concrete.
What makes this business unique? Located in the heart of historic uptown Columbus.