Progress at the Landmark
They literally tore the roof off the stage of the Landmark Theatre. Demolition crews, under the watchful eye of project manager Aaron Walter from local construction company Hueber-Breuer, removed the top of the theater about two months ago. A new roof will eventually be put into place to accommodate the new stage that is 12 feet taller.
Work continues on schedule at the 362 S. Salina St. palace, all with the goal of having a stage large enough to bring in traveling Broadway shows. The onset of Daylight Saving Time, plus the coming summer (we promise), also mean that crews can keep working well into the evening. “Winter’s tough when you have to stop working at 4:30,” Walter says.
While not a stage play, the first confirmed act once the Landmark is ready to go will be comedian Bill Cosby on Friday, Nov. 10. Look for continual updates about renovation in the pages of the Syracuse New Times.
Work continues (clockwise from above): The roof is gone above the stage at the venerable Landmark Theatre; these beams will help support the new stage, which is 12 feet taller than the original; a view from inside the second floor of the former Clark’s Ale House, whose space was needed to accommodate the new stage; once the façade is completely braced with these support beams the second-story, original dressing room floor will be demolished; this geo foam, manufactured by Thermal Foams of Cicero, will ultimately become the sub-flooring for the new dressing rooms; and this room will become the elevator lobby—the light fixture will be removed while the sculpted ceiling will be encapsulated, not destroyed, should future generations want to display it once again.