Thursday, January 17, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Center of the Performing Arts

A cold, yet sunny day in Silicon Valley.
This is the Center of the Performing Arts building in downtown San Jose.
It was built in 1972 with large windows to allow natural light in. It has a seating capacity of over 2,600 and home of the local ballet company and Broadway plays.
The statue out front is of the California Bear created by the well-known scultor, Beniamino Benvenuto Bufano.

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- Karen

8 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» didn't realize the building opened in 1972. He was recently in downtown San José and saw it for the first time. It is more handsome than most contemporary public buildings in «Louis'» opinion...

Jackie/Jake said...

You would have loved dining in one of Ramsay's places!!
Thanks for dropping by and visiting!!

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful building, the windows are gorgeous. Wishing you a happy weekend!

llandudnopictures said...

The windows and arches look amazing, I imagine the place does get flooded with natural light.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

You can tell the era of that building just by looking. Give it a few more years and it will be a treasure again. Bufano was everywhere wasn't he?

Photo Cache said...

beautiful architecture.

Sue St Clair said...

The bear sculpture intrigues me, reminds me of Inuit art. I don't normally associate bears with California, very cool. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Awesome building!