Improvements at a glance

Posted Jan. 28, 2009, at 10:16 p.m.

While the most noticeably dramatic change to the Collins Center for the Arts is the glass pavilion, the 58,000 square feet of renovation entailed major changes to other parts of the building. Below are highlights of the $11 million project provided by Adele Adkins, associate director of the center.

Hutchins Concert Hall: new lighting and sound systems, new fire alarm system and mechanical ventilation equipment, 61 tons of steel reinforcement, seismic bracing, two audience aisles with dimmable floor lighting, new technical booth built into back of hall, green carpeting, charcoal black walls.

Seats: reduced from 1,627 to 1,432, with 32 handicap accessible and companion seats split between the floor and balcony.

Lobby: ticket office now in pavilion, café with 65-inch LCD TV, screen monitors and speakers throughout lobby, additional elevator, VIP suite, coat room, expanded and renovated restrooms, including one for families.

Hudson Museum: moved to second floor into its own dedicated space with classroom, museum-quality displays and environmental controls for exhibits.

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