The Hangar Theatre
The Hangar Theatre has been a cornerstone of the Ithaca performing arts scene since 1976. The theatre is a converted municipal airplane hangar, which was constructed in 1934. Years of deferred maintenance and recurrent seasonal flooding necessitated a venue upgrade for the group. To minimize flooding, the floor was raised throughout the building by placing new concrete slab over existing slabs. A dressing room was constructed on the northeast corner. Because of poor soil conditions, bearing the foundations on the surface soils was preferable to extending the foundations to conventional frost depth. The catwalks and trusses required significant reinforcement.