STRUCTURAL STEEL FABRICATORS TO THE COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Hamilton High School was a large structural steel project, with 450 tons of structural, 240 tons of joist and joist girders and 1,400 squares of floor and floor deck. The main corridor connecting all portions of the building is 740 feet long with a 390 foot radius. Portions of the building followed this radius , while others connected to it at various angles. The unusual features on this project are the radiused "main street", the tube trusses in the Commons, the "V" shaped study area in the Library and the entrance canopies. Each of these presented their own unique challenges.
The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is the largest community theatre in Grand Rapids and one of the largest and oldest in the entire United States. Before the The building, originally constructed in 1905 had cramped lobbies, limited access and outdated building systems. Working with Tower Pinkster Architects, Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. revived the theatre's original grandeur and infrastructure while re-organizing it for greater efficiency, accessibility and safety.Focusing on patron amenities, a three-story atrium along the north façade provides much needed reception space, restrooms and balcony seating. The complex consists of four distinct historic buildings that are connected internally for use by the Theatre and School of Theatre Arts. This space contains approximately 76,500 square feet of floor area and six floors. The wall structures retain significant historic character and value for the community. The following renovations have taken place in an effort to reorganize building circulation,increase patron amenities and safety, and restore the building facade while preserving historic integrity: Restored theatre interior - historic (decorative) paint. Refurbished seating Re-raked balcony tiers for greater comfort New North Lobby with transparent glass facade and two grand staircases New West Lobby and entrance New restroom, coat and concession facilities New dressing rooms, green room and backstage connection Upgraded building mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems New lighting instruments and control system New corner tower anchoring Division St. and Library St. The revitalized vibrant theatre has reclaimed its “corner tower” prominence in connecting this historic neighborhood to the city’s downtown area.
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