25 thoughts on “ACT IV: Story Maps (OL80)”

    1. How are the interior of the old and new opera houses similar? You did not discuss the changes in the neighborhood when the theater was built. This is an important historical moment, particularly when considering audiences and community. Are there any specific artistic/architectural styles that influenced the design? Demographic information is based on primary residences. Nobody lives in Central Park — there is no demographic information in Central Park. The theater already has a strong white audience. Did you want to address the lack of programming for the Latino audience behind the theater? French, German, Italian are not “white” languages. The MET is a nonprofit. Part of the mission of a nonprofit is education and outreach to the community. The recent redesign and reconstruction by DS&R was aimed at inclusivity across economic class (welcoming a larger range of people into the theater).

    1. The neighborhood of the Harvey is Ft. Greene. you were confusing the opera house with the Harvey (different locations, different kinds of theaters… both part of Brooklyn Academy of Music). Slides were well designed. Nice archival images. What do you mean “sorta like a church”? How was it a rallying point? Not sure what that means. Did the lecture hall support political discussion? By “cut through” you mean “section”. Good job discussing plans. Your data was relevant and you spoke about pricing and family audiences. What types of plays/performances would be relevant? Is BAM nonprofit or commercial?

    1. Cavaglieri designed the downtown theatre, too. Good note about preservationist impulses. Good job answering all the research questions. Really interesting information about upcoming renovations. Effective maps and good analysis. A very minor point: shouldn’t the colors of the subway stations match the colors of the MTA lines? What about the design of the theater itself? What kinds of performances does an amphitheater type design support? What can’t you do?

    1. Good point about the marquee obscuring the facade (and about the landmark status). Well-designed slides. Great point about a transitional zone, commercial to residential. Great comparison to the Globe theatre (busy commercial area)! Analysis of size of auditorium helped you with programming. But the proscenium analysis was confusing. The Globe was not proscenium.

    1. Good analysis of façade (neoclassical) and historical timeline (uses). Nothing preserved in the interior. How did the Bank of America get around Landmark laws?! Good use of slide interactive feature. Images well-labeled. Good analysis of demographic information.

    1. Design of the interior and façade? What is the historical style? Renaissance? Neoclassical? Moorish? Don’t ever say “old school”… this is a meaningless phrase. What’s a “box design”? The building is absolutely eye-catching, with or without the steeple. I think the steeple addition was for religious reasons – appealing to a spiritual community. What is “Indian” design? Can you point to an example? Good job recognizing Lamb’s intention to transport the audience with the orientalist interior design. What does “literious” mean? The color scheme of your income map was difficult to read. You misread your age map saying it wasn’t “diverse”. The map only shows the dominant median age – it doesn’t mean only people in a certain age range lives there. If the building is landmarked it can’t be changed to the degree of breaking down the façade. Good point about biblical plays!!

    1. No information neo-Moorish design… exterior. What about the dome? How does that fit into Moorish design? Who were the shriners? Zhen went into much greater detail about this. Antonio could have done a better analysis. Transit map unimportant if you are concerned with community within walking distance. Disposable income map was not working. Good conclusion about classical music and opera. Not clear how Sorel quote about costumes is relevant. What period of time was this? I didn’t understand how you are trying to serve a low-income and high-education community simultaneously.

    1. Good explanation of the section drawing. Are the smoking rooms and lounges still there? Mispronunciation of facade. Good photographic exploration of the interiors. How does the massive size of the stage inform your conclusion? Transportation map doesn’t help your analysis since you are trying to serve a community within walking distance. The reason the schedule is sparse is because of COVID!

    1. What are the facade styles of the facade and interior? Why was it originally built — what times of shows? This info shouldn’t have been in conclusion (put in history). Your analysis of economic class was wrong — there were significant portions of the population living in poverty. Good symbologies and legends. Conclusion about Spanish-speaking community is good.

    2. Can you point to an example of Italian baroque? What is “atmospheric design”? Please explain unfamiliar terms. Slides were mixed up — plans and maps. What does very commercial-residential area mean? Half and half? Is it a commercial or nonprofit theater? Good conclusions regarding target audience.

    1. Salinas presentation: excellent historical research. The disposable income was very low. What do you do with this information exactly? It’s a commercial space, so the theater is in a bit of a bind — its a massive space but the community doesn’t have a great deal of money to spend. But good conclusion about connecting the decor with performance style. Elijah: pronunciation: vaudeville. Good information about restoration. Nice slider for before and after! Good work comparing ethnicity and education maps. Good conclusion.

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