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 the balcony design. The balcony edge supports were extremely complex, curved bent beams with multiple radii contained within the span of the same beam. The balcony fascia support was made of curved and bent HSS frames. Complicated bent raker beams were designed with 30” deep beams, some of which measured up to 73’-4”. Trusses on the project were actually comprised of 3 smaller trusses assembled together to create a span of 139’-4”.
“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.