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Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts

Third & Market Streets
Harrisburg PA United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1997
  Finished1999
Floor Count4
Basement Floors2
Floor Area39,624 m²
Building Uses
 - museum
 - science
 - theatre
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - atrium
Materials
 - glass
 - stone
 - brick
 - concrete


Description
First center of its kind in the U.S. where education, science and the performing arts take place under one roof. This 130,000 sq. ft., $52.7 Million complex completed in 1999 contains the dazzling Sunoco Performance Theater, the state-of-the-art and interactive Science Center, and the technologically advanced IMAX Theater with six-story screen. Stunning exterior design and lighting emanates from the center in the heart of the Central Business District and maintains direct access to Strawberry Square.

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