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L’Hemisfèric by HerbertAFranke

L’Hemisfèric (span. El Hemisférico) is the cultural building, planetarium and cinema in the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain.
The building was designed by Santiago Calatrava and opened on 16 April 1998 as the first building of the City of Arts and Sciences in dried-out riverbed of the Turia.

The architect designed the building as a colossal human eye – the eye of wisdom, which is intended to symbolize the audiovisual experience of visitors when viewing the demonstrations.

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Rialto Theatre 1924, Mile End, Montreal by tmrother

Rialto Theater not far from St. Viateur Bagel shop is another iconic Montreal institution featured in Mordechai Richler books. Build in 1923-1924 (architect Raoul Gariépy/ Emmanuel Briffa) as a neighbourhood cinema. This Park Avenue (now Avenue du Parc) landmark was resurrected in 2010, after struggling to survive for last 30 years. It became again center of Montreal culture with award shows, theatre, dance, musicals, film festival and music concerts shown on the screen and stage.

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