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  • Discover the imposing façade of the 21c Museum Hotel Durham by MGallery, which was once the tallest structure in Durham. The former headquarters of the Durham Bank & Trust Company, this 17-story skyscraper was once known as the "Hill Building," and was designed by the illustrious New York-based firm of Shreve, Lamb, & Harmon, who also designed the Empire State Building.

  • Discover historic details complemented with artwork and the iconic Fuschia Penguin throughout the 21c Museum Hotel Durham by MGallery. This historic hotel features the historic bank vault, original green marble and silver leaf ceiling in the foyer, and preserved terrazo floors throughout. Visit the art gallery to see innovative artwork in the 10,500-square-foot space.

  • Discover the the beautiful artwork inside this spectacular historic hotel. As visitors ascend physically on the elevator or the stairwell, Andrew Erdos’s Ascendance, which consists of waterjet cut mirror glass and a panoramic video loop that can be seen in cloud ‘windows’ cut into mirrors, surrounds them.

  • Discover the American Tobacco Campus directly across the street. Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, this amazing facility was once a massive tobacco factory. It is now a district teeming with many differnet cultural attractions to see.

  • Learn about the History of the 21c Hotel’s Penguins that have remain part of the Hotel’s permanent exhibition since 2006. They were first debuted at 21c Louisville and 21c founders Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson purchased the sculptures after seeing them perched around the city at the 2005 Venice Biennale public art project. People really interacted with the penguins would be seen taking photos with them, taking them to dinner, and even just walking around with them. They became an icon and contributed to the hotel’s mission of making contemporary art more accessible to the public. Over a decade and many hotels later, each 21c has its own flock of Penguins and each are in the color that embody the singular identity of the city. (For those looking to visit them all: 21c Louisville, Red Penguin; 21c Cincinnati, Yellow Penguin; 21c Bentonville, Green Penguin; 21c Lexington, Blue Penguin; 21c Durham, Fuschia Penguin; 21c Oklahoma City, Purple Penguin, 21c Nashville, Teal Penguin, 21c Kansas City, Sky Blue Penguin).
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