A major project unifying the historic theaters of Cleveland's PlayhouseSquare officially opens tonight with the lighting of a 20-foot chandelier, billed as the world's largest outdoor fixture of its kind.
The complex includes 10 venues and is the second largest performing arts venue in the nation, behind Lincoln Center, as measured by seats in a contiguous complex. The streetscape project includes monumental gateway portals, digital theater marquees and historically inspired theater signage, a sidewalk network of LED signage, LED tickers in signage ribbons, and a new plaza, fire pit, sidewalk café, and alfresco dining area.
On the Building Team: URS (architect, MEP, structural, landscape design), Barnycz Group (project, technology, and multimedia content design), JK Design Group (lighting design), and Turner Construction Company (construction). Lumid of Montreal designed the chandelier, which was sponsored by GE Lighting.
The video and images below, courtesy of Playhouse Square Foundation and its real estate division, give a good feel for the project's impact.