After years of hanging in the showroom collecting dust, we came up with the plan to hang a chain hoist for moving the chandelier up and down for service, and then having a dead-hang cable installed when it's in it's resting place. We also had the electric to the chandelier redone. After several days of planning, building some custom parts, we had the rigging team go in and start installing the custom rigging parts. When done, the chandelier came down to the ground. This was a great day. Years of dust sitting there will now be gone.
The timing was Great for this rigging project. At this time, production was putting in a new show which involved new sets, speakers, redo the fly system for lighting and new lighting equipment. Working with the great house crew, In-House Production supplied the extra crews to install this new show. In-House Production had, Carpenters, Lighting Tech, Audio Tech, Video Tech, Riggers and Loaders.
Load-in was fun. Most stages you work at have the load-in door on the ground level. Not this place. You unload the truck, push the sets down a long walkway to a chain hoist, hook your sets to the chain hoist and pull it up along the wall for about 30 feet. No Large Service Elevator here. Rolling cases go down a long hall to the service elevator. This service elevator is the size of a large people elevator. Great for cases and small items that roll, but not sets. From ground to stage is about 10 minutes if the elevator is working.
At the end of the day, everyone was happy. The load in went great, the showroom was able to clean their chandelier, new carpets, new seats down front and production had a great show. It was a very good day.
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