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Benaroya Hall houses two performance halls in a complex that is thoroughly integrated into downtown Seattle. Occupying an entire city block at the very core of the city, the development celebrates the vital role of performance events while maintaining the continuity of commercial life along one avenue and providing a much-needed public space, in the form of a terraced garden, along another.
The rectangular form of the 2,481-seat S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium and the circular Samuel and Althea Stroum Grand Lobby that surrounds it are at the center of the site. The cylindrical volume of the lobby sets it apart from the rectilinear forms of surrounding buildings. Enclosed in a series of subtly articulated bay windows, the lobby affords outstanding views from its several levels, including Puget Sound, the Seattle Art Museum and the towers of the city’s skyline.