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Park Avenue Armory’s mission is to revitalize one of America’s historic treasures as a dynamic alternative arts space unlike any other in New York. Part palace, part industrial shed, the Armory is dedicated to the development and presentation of work in the visual and performing arts best realized in a non-traditional setting. With its Gilded Age interiors and soaring 55,000-square-foot Drill Hall, the Armory allows artists to create – and audiences to experience – epic, immersive and adventurous work that cannot be done anywhere else. The Armory seeks to stimulate the most ambitious and innovative work many artists will undertake in their career. Such has been its impact in its first five years that in December 2011 The New York Times noted “Park Avenue Armory…has arrived as the most important new cultural institution in New York City.”

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Picture the Armory as a loaf of bread. This technical drawing shows a slice out of the middle of the Armory loaf. It’s called a section view or cross section, and we use it to plan the height and position of items hanging from the Armory’s vaulted steel truss roof and other rigging points. 

Given that it shows the Armory sliced along a vertical plane, this drawing helps the Armory’s technical staff determine exact lengths of cables, types of lighting instruments and speakers, and where to place motors to get everything flying.

Picture the Armory as a loaf of bread. This technical drawing shows a slice out of the middle of the Armory loaf. It’s called a section view or cross section, and we use it to plan the height and position of items hanging from the Armory’s vaulted steel truss roof and other rigging points.

Given that it shows the Armory sliced along a vertical plane, this drawing helps the Armory’s technical staff determine exact lengths of cables, types of lighting instruments and speakers, and where to place motors to get everything flying.

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