Curtis Clears Site for Expansion

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If you haven't walked the 1600 block of Locust Street lately you might not know that the old Locust Club building is gone - and so is everything behind the facades of the two buildings on either side of the property. The historic facades are now nothing but slim masks of a construction site. They will be restored, with the Curtis Institute of Music's new dorms and rehearsal spaces rising behind them.

The project (see a rendering here) is being designed by Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, and is slated to open in 2011.