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"Recycled" concert hall in Austin, TX

On the edge of Lady Bird Lake, the Long Center for the Performing Arts houses the city’s ballet company and symphony orchestra. The performance hall, designed by Nelsen Partners and Zeidler Partnership Architects, is in tune with Austin’s unconventional spirit—70 percent of the structure was made from recycled materials, including the gigantic concrete ring that encircles the central building like a halo.

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