City Center, the Manhattan venue originally built in 1923 and later dedicated by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in 1943 as Manhattan's first performing arts center, is currently undergoing a $75 million renovation.
The carpeting was one of the first things to go.
Marked for demolition...
Stripping chairs from the balcony.
Chair removal moves downstairs to the orchestra.
A nearly empty orchestra section.
Surveying the box office lobby.
The demolition has intensified.
Things are getting pretty dusty around here.
Entrance to the Patrons' Lounge.
The rear wall and ceiling of the orchestra level have been demolished. The view from the stage is now similar to the one the Shriners would have had when they occupied this building in the 1920s and '30s.