Built in 1900, Symphony Hall is a beloved national landmark that is believed to be one of only three perfect concert halls in the world. Its maple performance floor has held a mystical reputation among musicians over the last century because of its fundamental contribution to the acoustical signature of the hall. When this floor, which had not been replaced since its original construction 105 years prior, was judged to be in need of repair, highly specialized wood scientists and acousticians were enlisted. The project began with the meticulous disassembly of the existing structure to ensure that the replacement floor would be installed in the same exacting detail.
Photo Credits: Michael Lutch
Ann Beha Architects
2007 Associated General Contractors Build New England Honor Award