25th Street Recording Construction/Build


25th Street Recording Construction/Build

The wiring conduit between control room and live room.

The ceiling for the room-within-a-room starts to take shape.

Starting to look like a ceiling, with plywood and sheetrock going up.

The cement has been poured and is being smoothed out.

With isolators in place, the floor is ready to float.

With the floors done, framing begins on the walls.

The first look at framing for the control room

Stuffing the walls. Note the nearly finished iso booth in back left.

Solar panels on the roof, upping the Green quotient.

The control room, with Sheetrock in place, takes shape.

The British auto repair shop that became 25th Street Recording. Designere Fran Manzella called it “a great host building.”

The shell is up in the live room, and AC ducting is set to go in. Note the soffitt on the live room front wall.

Burning and sealing the Douglas fir in a process known as Shou-sugi-ban. This wood will go in the live room ceiling and front wall.

The finished ceiling, with the Shou-sugi-ban wood in place.

The control room framing, ready for the ATC 400 monitors to go in.

The floor starts to go down. The wood is reclaimed from a stadium at Southern Illinois University.

The finished floor

Control room glass installed. It’s something of a Frna Manzella trademark to come up from the floor, to improve the psychology of a session.

Hmmmmmmm. Don’t cut the red wire!

A Helmholtz trap lines the main side wall of the live room.

The custom rolling racks. Very cool.

The ATC 400 monitors are in!

The rear wall of the control room goes in.

And finally, the modules for the API Vision are going in.

Ready to rock!

The old roof was in a state of disrepair, leading to the decision to completely rebuild it.

The new roof, with skylights

The new, lightweight ceiling trusses, with new posts bolted to the masonry walls, were the first order of business.

Once the decision was made to float four separate slabs, the old concrete floor, which Lichtenstein originally wanted to keep intact, had to be removed.

The forms go in for the control room slab.

The spring isolators for floating the floors

The spring isolators in place