Guthrie Theater Print
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- By: Mark Herman
- Format: Lithographic print on acid free paper
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In 2006, the Guthrie finished construction of a new theater building along the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. The design is the work of architect Jean Nouvel, along with the Minneapolis architectural firm Architectural Alliance, and houses three theaters. In 2002 the National Trust for Historic Preservation put the old Guthrie building on its list of the most endangered historic properties in the United States in response to plans announced by the Walker Art Center to expand on the land occupied by the theater. However, demolition started in late 2006 beginning with the common area between the old Guthrie building and the Walker. The site will be turned into a park and part of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
On May 7, 2006 the Guthrie Theater's original location closed following a final performance of Hamlet. The first Guthrie production at the new location, The Great Gatsby, opened on July 15, 2006.