The Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts will replace the 2,400-seat War Memorial Auditorium in the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The 55 foot high, 105,000 square foot limestone and glass structure will contain 3,000 seats and will host Broadway shows, the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, Guilford College’s Bryan series as well as many other events and productions.
Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
- Location: Greensboro, NC
- Year: 2018
- Tonnage: 1908
The challenge of this project was the complexity of balcony design. The balcony edge supports were extremely difficult curved bent beams with various radius, all in one span of the beam, as well as the balcony fascia support was made of curved bent HSS frames. We have also dealt with complicated bent raker beams fabricated from W30 beams, some of which measured up to 73’-4”. Even the trusses on this job were assembled from 3 smaller trusses, with the longest one being 139’-4” long.
“It’s going to have a catalytic success in driving future development for our community downtown and throughout our community. I think it’s going to be a symbolic image of our cultural and economic resurgence in our community” – Matt Brown, managing director of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.