Peter Loftin Generous Donation for BTI Center for Performing Arts

Author(s): From Staff Reports
Date: October 7, 1999
Section: News

Raleigh — The BTI Center for the Performing Arts will be spiffier thanks to BTI Chairman Peter Loftin and Raleigh businessman Harold Lichtin. With part of a $2.1 million donation from Loftin, the Raleigh City Council approved a list of improvements to the nearly $33 million project including better stage lighting, audio systems and acoustical treatments in each hall. Among the other improvements, the city will add limestone to the western facade of the Meymandi Concert Hall and add a second escalator.

Lichtin and his wife have made plans to pay for a sculpture in the center’s plaza. The city will begin looking for an artist. The center is scheduled to be complete in December 2000.

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