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Column Free Event Space – The Hall

Dec. 15, 2020
Column Free Event Space - The Hall

A partially existing post-tensioned concrete parking deck has been transformed into a 3-level, 75,000-square-foot, steel-framed entertainment superstructure dubbed THE HALL at LIVE! A dynamic addition to the existing Live! Maryland complex, THE HALL was designed as a large-scale, column-free event space that is slated to feature top acts. Using a strategic combination of composite steel framing for the floor spaces and long-span transfer trusses at the roof, McLaren was able to construct a world-class venue without any disruptions to daily hotel and casino operations.

The main level offers 30,000 square foot of flexible seating configuration space. Above, a 12,000 square foot “loge” mezzanine level with traditional fixed seating boxes flanks the stage area on both sides of the performance space. To accommodate the column-free mandate, the loge level seating employs a clever framing arrangement of cascading cantilevers. Above, 15,000 square foot of tiered basin VIP level seating hangs from a steel truss roof system that clear spans the entire 180 foot-wide performance space.

Drawing upon our extensive entertainment experience around the world, our Maryland team also provided design assistance to the state-of-the-art 7,000 square foot flexible theater grid, catwalk, and rigging support system. Read more about the project.