Pier 17

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Project:
Pier 17

Location:
New York, USA

Manufacturers:
Mountain Productions

Project Submitted By:
Mountain Productions

CONCEPT

Mountain Productions was sought out by the Howard Hughes Corporation and Live Nation to provide a one of a kind stage for their rooftop concert venue in the heart of New York City.

The design parameters were that the stage have an appearance that’s different than any other stage in the world. Pier 17 features unmatched views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and the city skyline. Mountain was responsible for the fabrication & design of this one-off piece. There were a number of factors that had to be considered due to the location of the rooftop venue. The award winning open top venue is positioned on the East River in Lower Manhattan overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge making it highly susceptible to adverse weather conditions. Mountain were tasked with developing a new stage installation able to withstand and accommodate the unpredictable weather conditions and high winds associated with the location of the building.

The stage is designed to withstand 110 mph winds while using minimal guy wiring and no ballast weights. Ultimately, the roof attaches to structural davits that the roof already had in place. To compensate for the high winds, the roof truss was built with thicker roof cords than would be seen in any traditional truss and has a 60” high profile. All of the stage wind protection was constructed of an incredibly high tensile strength, clear material that offered a one of a kind, see-through stage that allowed the fans to see the Brooklyn Bridge behind the performers no matter what the weather had to offer.

The most challenging part of the entire project was the 8 week timeline Mountain Productions was assigned to design, engineer, fabricate, deliver and install the entire project. The Mountain Productions team addressed this project with speed and expertise fulfilling the brief set out by the Howard Hughes Corporation and Live Nation to provide a one of a kind stage for their rooftop concert venue in the heart of New York City.

The stage build delivered on user experience giving the audience a unique visual opportunity in the centre of New York City. The stage wind protection was constructed of an incredibly high tensile strength, made of clear material that offered a see-through stage that allowed the fans to see the Brooklyn Bridge behind the performers regardless of the weather conditions.

Given the unique design parameters and compressed timeline Mountain Productions was able to deliver a one of a kind stage that lent itself to being chosen as the Best New Concert Venue in the World at last year’s Pollstar Awards.