Park Avenue Armory
The Seventh Regiment Armory building occupies one entire city block on New York’s Upper East Side on Park Avenue. The building houses interiors designed by the then up and coming architects and designers of the time, including the Herter Brothers, Stanford White, and Louis Comfort Tiffany. However, it is the 55000 square foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall – originally built for cavalry rehearsal – that allows the venue to transform into a unique multi-function space. Part palace, part industrial shed, Park Avenue Armory fills a critical void in the cultural ecology of New York by enabling artists to create—and audiences to experience—unconventional work that cannot be mounted in traditional performance halls and museums.
The E-coustic System plays a vital role in transforming the acoustics of the venue for anything from dramatic performances like “The Machine”, to Operas like “Passenger”, classical concerts like the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of St. Matthew’s Passion and unique performances like “Tears Become Streams Become”.
Acoustical Firm: Akustiks
Acoustical Consultant: Paul Scarbrough, Anthony Nittoli