Before and After: Queens Theater In The Park

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The 1964 World’s Fair ushered in an era of progress, invention and excitement for the future. The fair deeply influenced popular culture and the aesthetics of everything from architecture and interior design to amusement parks and science fiction films. Four decades later, the fairgrounds stand as a modern relic.

We wanted to share an interior transformation recently completed on Queens Theater in the Park. PKSB Architects worked with DDC and Queens Theatre in the Park to revitalize the existing circular lobby. A circular-inspired carpet, designed by PKSB, evokes the geometry of the new lobby. PKSB’s interventions elevate the existing facility to match the quality of the recent Caples-Jefferson addition and restore the spirit of the original “Theaterama”, designed by venerated modernist architect, Philip Johnson.