National Sawdust and iWeiss

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Photo Credit: Floto Warner

“Massive” black and white velour drapery surround Brooklyn’s music venue, National Sawdust, creating an “acoustic envelope”.   We built and installed a line-shaft for lighting positions and all of the drapery is hanging on iWeiss curtain track and attached by custom brackets into the solid concrete shell.

Bureau V – Architects

Arup Acoustics – Acoustic and Theatrical Consultants

                                     Photo Credit:   Scott Heins

 

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National News – Kings Theatre

This past Saturday NBC Nightly News did a story on the Kings Theatre Re-Opening. It was a brief story, but boy did it show the grandeur of the space. Find 2 minutes and 44 seconds to watch this clip, you will want to run out and buy tickets to see this space in person.

To read the full story on our work in this fantastic space please take a look at our Portfolio Page.

F/A18 Rigging Project

iWeiss is excited about our partnership with Century Aviation on the restoration of a United States Marine Corps F-18 fighter jet that responded to 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Check out this video on the removal of that aircraft from the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia.  Century Aviation will complete the restoration in Wenatchee, Washington, followed by the design to support the re-installation of the jet.  See if you can iSpy iWeiss and our project manager Russ Dusek.

 

 

Project Spotlight – Cornell University

This Spring, iWeiss performed a retrofit of the Stage Rigging System at Cornell University’s Willard Straight Hall.   Included in the project was the removal of the existing hemp rigging and all of the old draperies.  What was put back was nothing short of exciting.

We installed (5) iWeiss ViaWinches for their electrics’ pipes, (22) manually operated rope rigging sets, a new Cyc, Main Valance, and all new stage drapery including tracks and hardware.  Last but not least was the Stewart Filmscreen – Projection Screen.

We had an interesting load in for this screen that required a front load digger, four men, and a bit of dirt.  The area for load in was into a basement access panel, that had to be dug out for the  30’-0” long crate.

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Project Spotlight – Roosevelt High School

iWeiss is proud to have just completed work at the Roosevelt High School on Long Island. In conjunction with Cannon Design we supplied & installed a JR Clancy Self Climbing Hoist for the front of house and three Power Lifts for the stage. Rounding out the package were a number of regular counter weight sets, front of house torm positions, a movie screen and, of course, no stage would be complete without a full set of our drapery.

The only hitch was a storm named Sandy that delayed the project but the renovation went on after clean up to provide a place for the next generation of theater prospects.  As always, we are very pleased with the outcome.