Thursday, April 02, 2009

Coney's Ampitheater Potato Chip Gets Pimped

All Images courtesy of Grimshaw

Grimshaw has designed a new amphitheater as part of the Coney Center. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz's baby gets a pimped up design.

And now comes the biggest show by the sea since Dreamland burned down, the new Coney Center, a $47 million amphitheater designed by Grimshaw. The project will replace a 1980s bandshell located in Asser Levy Park with a new 8,000-seat entertainment complex meant to attract marquee acts. Capping it all is a swooping, 60,000-square-foot roof in the shape of a hyperbolic paraboloid—picture a massive Pringles potato chip, but made of steel and translucent fiberglass, supercharged by hundreds of strobing stage lights.

Update on this post later.

Coney's New Big Top [The Architect's Newspaper]

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