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Pikes Peak Center

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1982, John James Wallace Associates; Clifford S. Nakata Associates; Artec. 190 S. Cascade Ave. (northwest corner of Vermijo Ave.)

The focal point of this multipurpose arts center is the 2,100-seat El Pomar Great Hall, fan-shaped for optimum acoustics. A movable orchestra canopy and curving walls tilted over the balconies project and diffuse sound to three audience levels and cantilevered box seats. The center's irregularly massed concrete exterior faces the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum through the courtyard of the county government complex.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Pikes Peak Center", [Colorado Springs, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-EP24.

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