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J.S. Dorton Arena

One of the coolest designed buildings in Raleigh I did a quick pop-up over J.S. Dorton Arena at the NC State Fairgrounds.

The J.S. Dorton Arena was built to serve agriculture, industry, commerce, and the general welfare of North Carolina. It has earned an international reputation since its construction in 1951. The building is ideal for concerts, trade shows, athletic events, circuses, speakers, graduations, and more. The suspended roof eliminates any necessity for structural steel supports and presents no view obstructions from any seat. The exterior walls are constructed of tinted, glare-reducing glass. The two lobbies are on the ground level. The arena floor provides 25,000 square feet. Restrooms, dressing rooms, and storage areas are also available.