This illustrious building is the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts being built in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Building began in 2006, and once the Center opens in 2010, it will be home to the Kansas City Symphony, the Kansas City Ballet, and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. As its outward appearance reveals, it has two main section which are linked by a glass-covered lobby. The larger section will be the Theater for Opera and Ballet performances, while the smaller one will be the concert hall. This building is well-designed and can hold its own against such greats as the Sydney Opera House and the Teatro alla Scala. The designer of this building is the gifted Moshe Safdie, the architect behind, the United States Institute of Peace, the National Gallery of Canada, and the popular eco-friendly concept Habitat 67, so it is no surprise that this building stands out the way it does. The facade of this building looks like large circular discs placed side by side, while the top looks like a cross-section of the discs. The glass atrium also adds to architectural value of this building, and when it opens in 2010, it will offer a rich cultural experience from the art performances, and a also be a marvel to look at on its own.