The former Lester E. Palmer Auditorium overlooking the shores of the former Town Lake has shed the cocoon that age has bestowed upon it and emerged as the sleek and contemporary Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts overlooking the shores of Lady Bird Lake. Keeping the original stage house (the largest in Central Texas) and original circular support system, award-winning architect Stan Haas and his Nelsen Partners recycled 65% of the existing structure. Of the 44 million tons of debris, 95% of that was recycled, and Haas' creation rose like a dazzling phoenix with an outdoor terrace that offers some of the most spectacular views of our city.
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