proscenium wall


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proscenium wall

A fire-resistive wall which separates a stage or enclosed platform from the public or spectators’ area of an auditorium or theater.
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Architectural necessity demanded the preservation of the flytower--and with it, most of the proscenium wall supporting that structure--in order to preserve those exterior walls which English Heritage insisted be retained.
Spectacular feats included running up the proscenium wall and flipping.
Another object building in dreary surroundings beside a major road, the FT Printworks memorably celebrated the mechanical ballet of the print process, framed by an immaculately detailed glass proscenium wall. In the case of the New York Times however, the seductive, 'industrial spectacle' has a much earlier lineage: the paper's original printing plant in Brooklyn (designed by Albert Kahn in 1929), had large street-facing windows where the public could survey the printing, collating and folding operations.