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On 7/10/2019 at 6:42 PM, vicupstate said:

This has been noticeably quiet...Peace must be thinking long & hard regarding the next maneuver with DRB & not in a hurry after the failure. I hope a design can happen to gain approval.  It may take a while...

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I was at The Peace Center recently and really like the exterior....always have.  But, I have a question about the materials inside.  The inside of the performance hall has walls made of a rough concrete looking material.  I have not seen this in a lot of performing art venues, are they acoustic blocks intended to help sound?  I am more familiar with the Blumenthal Center which has a much different use of interior materials, just have not seen a lot of block material and interested to know why this was selected.

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On 9/9/2019 at 12:41 PM, CLT_sc said:

I was at The Peace Center recently and really like the exterior....always have.  But, I have a question about the materials inside.  The inside of the performance hall has walls made of a rough concrete looking material.  I have not seen this in a lot of performing art venues, are they acoustic blocks intended to help sound?  I am more familiar with the Blumenthal Center which has a much different use of interior materials, just have not seen a lot of block material and interested to know why this was selected.

I don't know, but as I recall, it was pretty well regarded acoustically when it was built 30-odd years ago. Haven't attended anything there in over 20 years, but I do remember wondering about those rough surfaces.

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Yes, they were intended to provide outstanding acoustics (and they do), but during construction, some of the block cell columns failed to receive the proper amount of grout filler and this apparently negatively affected the acoustic rating.

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9 hours ago, Skyliner said:

Yes, they were intended to provide outstanding acoustics (and they do), but during construction, some of the block cell columns failed to receive the proper amount of grout filler and this apparently negatively affected the acoustic rating.

The acoustics are superb...Curious with your  source for this as  original construction was 30M+ and major renovations for 20M+ were made in 2010. Strange this was not addressed/corrected  during that renovation. Maybe it was not worth the expense...

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11 hours ago, cabelagent said:

The acoustics are superb...Curious with your  source for this as  original construction was 30M+ and major renovations for 20M+ were made in 2010. Strange this was not addressed/corrected  during that renovation. Maybe it was not worth the expense...

My information may not be completely accurate, considering this source:
"The walls of the room are split-face block, sealed with a clear sealer. Because the sealer did not entirely fill the block’s pores the room is not as reverberant as originally expected; however, given the room’s range of use this has not been a problem."
"The Peace Center illustrates the idea that smaller cities deserve excellent arts facilities, and that such facilities can be built on a modest budget. The Center has been an important part of revitalizing Greenville’s downtown as well as supporting local arts groups."

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