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Macy's Flag Raising

Posted by Flyhouse on May 26, 2017 12:00:26 PM

While the tradition of having a flag hang in Macy's (previously Marshall Fields building) atrium began in 1916, Chicago Flyhouse has assisted in making the flag happen since 2003. Hanging over seven stories high, the flag is an amazing site to behold. See the video below to get a quick glimpse of how we made it happen.

 

 

Topics: Hoist, Hoist System, Video, Flyhouse Projects

Michael Merritt Award Flyhouse Slideshow

Posted by Flyhouse on May 17, 2017 4:00:16 PM

Topics: Flyhouse Team

2017 Michael Merritt Awards

Posted by Flyhouse on May 16, 2017 1:32:27 PM

Theater and film is a collaborative effort. While the actors of a performance are front and center for an audience, behind the scenes is where a performance is born. 

The Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration held on May 15 proved this to be true. The Merrit Awards, a national award unique in its emphasis on excellence in both design and collaboration, is presented annually to professional theatrical designers in the categories of scenic, costume, lighting, sound, and other media designs. 

In being part of this collaborative effort of a community we are passionate about, Flyhouse sponsored two of the awards presented during the evening: The Emerging Technical Collaborator Award and The Robert Christen Award.

Congratulations to CoCo Ree Lemery for receiving the Emerging Technical Collaborator Award and Narda E. Alcorn for receiving The Robert Christen Award for Excellence in Technical Collaboration. 

Merritt Awards 2017

Topics: Flyhouse Team

Next Stop: Detroit

Posted by Flyhouse on May 12, 2017 9:14:14 AM

The Motor City. Birthplace of Motown. Home to the only floating Post Office in the U.S. Call it what you want, but Flyhouse is setting up shop for a few months in Detroit for a new arena project.

The Little Caesar’s Arena, scheduled to open September 2017, will serve as the new home of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons, and other entertainment events.

By the time the puck drops for the Red Wings, Flyhouse will have installed over 100,000 square feet of horizontal and vertical acoustical lapendary panels along with the upper masking, half-house, and blackout curtains for the entire arena.

Make sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to see updates on all Flyhouse projects happening.  

Little Caesars Arena

(Photo Credit: Olympia Entertainment)

Topics: Acoustical Baffles, Acoustical Curtains, Flyhouse Projects, Arenas

Using Bowline Knots

Posted by Flyhouse on May 1, 2017 9:17:03 AM

Over the years there has been a discussion among riggers on whether using an inside or an outside bowline is better for the job. We decided it was time to take the question to our shop to get an answer. So what was the result? Find out in our first Flyhouse Films video.

 

 

Topics: Training Video

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