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Renovation of US Theatre Underway

12 Sep 2010 (Last Updated September 12th, 2010 18:30)

Exterior renovation work has begun at the Count Basie Theatre in New Jersey, US, part of the fourth phase of the ongoing upgrade. Work will include renovation of the theatre's faded frontage with a new historical-looking façade, and a refurbished theatre marquee with energy-effic

Exterior renovation work has begun at the Count Basie Theatre in New Jersey, US, part of the fourth phase of the ongoing upgrade.

Work will include renovation of the theatre’s faded frontage with a new historical-looking façade, and a refurbished theatre marquee with energy-efficient lighting and windows.

Work is being delivered by US-based Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects, the Ferma Group and general contractor Blade Contracting.

The cost for the exterior work will be $2m, while the entire master plan will cost about $20m.

The renovation is funded in part by the New Jersey Cultural Trust and by the New Jersey Historic Trust.

The theatre project will be complete in November this year, according to gmnews.com.