Friday, August 14, 2009

Arena Stage Progress Photos

Last Friday, I took some photos around the neighborhood, including the new Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. I'm just getting around to posting some of them now. The photo at the top of this post is a view of Arena Stage from Maine Avenue. On the left side of the image, the first glass panels have been installed, which will eventually wrap around most of the building. Even at this stage of construction, Arena Stage definitely has more of a presence now on the street scape than it did before the expansion began. The theater is scheduled to open in time for the 2010-11 season. Below are a couple more progress photos.

(Left) Here is a 6th Street view of the theater. All of the wood columns have now been installed, but the lattice work that will hold the glass panels have not gone up on this side yet.

(Right) Here is a close-up view of the glass panels being installed on the Maine Avenue side of the theater. The glass panels will allow the original Fichandler Stage to be visible to passersby, as well as eliminate street noise for theater patrons.

1 comment:

Janesville Jones said...

Do you know what the columns are made of? At Arena Stage?