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Like new shoes, great buildings sometimes pinch a little at first. But since it opened last fall, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has been an almost universally welcomed addition to our skyline, one that has widened the city's sense of architecture rather than narrowed it. And among Instagrammers, there's now a whole separate conversation taking place: What's the best view of the place? Moshe Safdie's design changes shape and character depending on your vantage point. From the Crossroads, its twin clamshells might be a throne sitting over the city. From up close, on the building's north face, the layered carapace curves up and gracefully out of sight. But — fittingly for a concert hall — the best magic happens inside, starting with the heavenly fishbowl and its south-facing look at the city. From in here, our town looks altogether different.