This 4,000-seat Hollywood icon was in need a little lift. PCL came in to improve rigging capabilities by cutting two of the truss chords and raising them for lighting and camera access. Additional scope included installing a new loading dock, ADA-compliant wheelchair ramps, an elevator, plaster walls, LED lighting, bars, VIP areas, and a 3000-amp production service. Various interior improvements included an addition to the building that housed dressing rooms, restrooms, and a backstage area.
PCL worked under a compressed schedule after eight weeks were lost due to permitting challenges. Another 181 days was granted for changes that increased PCL’s scope by 67 percent, but the client told PCL that the original opening day was non-negotiable due to a scheduled concert. The team resequenced the schedule to meet the deadline, and the show proceeded without a hitch, marking the Palladium’s inaugural performance after a year-long closure.
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