New York (September 7, 2006)–In New York City, “Off-Broadway” theatres range from proper theaters to restaurants to occasionally someone’s living room, but the New World Stages in Times Square are a flashy, industrial experience. Helping to add to that ambiance, the theatre recently had illbruck acoustic’s Squareline metal ceiling tiles installed in its lobby.
The lobby of the New World Stages in Times Square features 3,360 feet of Squalinemedia and Squareline standard metal ceiling tiles.”Squareline metal ceiling tiles are perfect for our locale–in the heart of the New York Off-Broadway theater district, surrounded by steel and concrete, hustle and bustle on the streets and underground,” said Dennis Walls, operations manager at New World Stages.
“Off-Broadway theaters are generally pretty rough and in ‘found’ spaces,” said Erik Chu, an architect with Beyer Blinder and Belle Architects, which designed the New World Stages complex in collaboration with set designer Klara Zieglerova. “Squareline metal ceiling tiles fit well with the theatricality of our space. We liked the metal finish of the tiles and the see-through aspect that allowed us to expose the industrial conditions above the ceiling plane.”
“Our complex of five theaters extends from street level to two levels below ground, and the metal ceiling tiles give us the sleek, edgy, modern Off-Broadway New York look,” says Walls. “Because the common areas are two floors below ground level, we wanted the ceiling to be open. The plumbing and ductwork above the ceiling tiles is painted white and can be seen through the metal mesh, which gives it a brighter appearance.”
A full 3,360 square feet of chrome metal Squarelinemedium and white Squarelinestandard metal ceiling tiles were installed in the lobby and gallery at New World Stages. Collectively, the New World Stages theaters seat almost 2,000 people. The complex is a nominee for a Design Times Square design award, sponsored by The Times Square Alliance.
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