Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' Goldsmith Theater Completes Its Structure With Topping Off Of Last Steel Beam
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts completed a major construction milestone yesterday with the Topping Off of the 500-seat contemporary Goldsmith Theater. The last steel beam raised was adorned with the United States flag and a pine tree to symbolize growth and bring luck to the project and its future. The beam was signed by the distinguished Board of Directors, Founding Donors and the MATT Construction team.
"Witnessing each step of the construction process is an inspiring experience. For all the donors, board of directors and staff that have been intimately involved on this project throughout the years these milestones are particularly exciting," said Lou Moore, Annenberg executive director. "But this day is truly dedicated to the 200 construction workers who are bringing this cultural destination to life."
The exterior skin of the theater will now begin with the installation of the Swiss Pearl walls and expansive window wall of glass. Following the completion of the exterior, the focus will shift to the state-of-the-art interior. As the new construction takes the next step forward, the cleaning and restoration of the exterior walls and 24,000 original Terracotta tiles of the historic Post Office are well underway.
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