fly bridge

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fly bridge

On a theater stage, a platform for supporting lights or other equipment which is hung by means of rigging.
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The extant fly system, which was installed between the wooden machinery in 1993, is no longer up to code.
To save money; the school kept the number of ropes and pulleys in the fly system to a minimum, reflecting what they needed as opposed to loading the space with extra lines for play scenes and band shells that might be added later.
When scientists looked at the effect of these proteins in their fly system, tissue degeneration was severe.
And I don't think I've ever seen a fly system used better on the Hanover stage.
The architects--Cleveland-based Westlake Reed Leskosky--preserved the historical interior but added high-tech goodies like a hydraulically operated stage to raise and lower actors and scenery, and an electronic fly system that is structurally independent of the stage house.
The focal point of the renovation is the actual stage which includes an expansion of 76 sq metres and the fabulous fly system, installed by the aptly-named London outfit Unusual Riggings.
Oh sure, there were some Prairie-style touches and unusually comfortable audience amenities, but with 850 seats, a mezzanine level, a new fly system, 45 box seats on the sides and a prominent proscenium opening, the model was unmistakable.
Current known deficiencies include the acoustics, sound systems, lighting systems, fly system, HVAC systems, PCB & Asbestos, non-compliance with current ADA and other applicable building codes, safety considerations, seating, lack of catwalks and lack of stage-related storage spaces.