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QUEENS THEATER IN THE PARK QUEENS, NY
The 1964 World’s Fair ushered in an era of progress, invention and excitement for the future. The fair deeply influenced popular culture and the aesthetics of everything from architecture and interior design to amusement parks and science fiction films. Four decades later, the fairgrounds stand as a modern relic.
PKSB Architects worked with the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) and Queens Theatre in the Park to revitalize the existing circular lobby interior. PKSB’s interventions elevate the existing facility to match the quality of the recent Caples-Jefferson addition and restore the spirit of the original “Theaterama”, designed by venerated modernist architect, Philip Johnson. A circular-inspired carpet, designed by PKSB, evokes the geometry of the new lobby. Other improvements include refreshing existing dressing rooms and restrooms, and added audio/visual capabilities. These renovations, will ensure that the theatre continues to thrive and maintain the spirit of innovation and forward-thinking in which it was conceived.
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