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Staging Machinations

Publication Date: 6/3/2009
Author: Nadine M. Post
Format: HTML

Description:
High-wire acts and heavy props, used to build the gravity-defying steel “bird cage” on concrete stilts that frames the tallest little theater in Texas, stole the show from myriad balancing acts that combined into a command performance at the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. The “most challenging thing” about the 132-ft-tall Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre was the structure’s instability until it was complete, says Jeff Wagner, senior project manager in the Dallas office of McCarthy Building Cos.

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