I never knew the complete history of the Henry & Edsel Ford Memorial Auditorium.In case anybody else did not either,it's all here.
> Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:32:58 -0400
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Old Mercury recording venue gets a rebuild
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Hi, Tom,
> I think there is double good news in this:
> (1) Science has moved really far from the original Avery Fisher days. It
> sounds as if ARUP can do real-time acoustic modelling and allow the
> design and client teams to hear the tradeoffs of design decisions. This
> is a few steps beyond SIASOFT, which was a real breakthrough 20 years
> ago (or so).
> (2) ARUP has had an acoustics team for at least 20 years -- I worked
> with them on some projects during my last decade at NTC in Glendale, CA.
> They were very good, as I recall. It seems they are doing more of this
> type of work worldwide and it would be interesting to look at some of
> their recent projects and the reviews thereof.
> On 2014-03-18 3:11 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> > Hopefully this won't be like the many mistaken iterations of Avery
> > Fisher Hall
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Long" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:34 PM
> >> If think the acoustics might just end up being on the good side of "state
> >> of the art." See www.arup.com/Projects/Northrop_Auditorium.aspx.
> >> Jim Long
> >> Baroda, MI
> -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
> Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
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