New Victory Theater

Gotham Glamour

“The New Victory is an exquisite jewel on a street of gems” –The New York Times

Building in the heart of 42nd Street in the City that never sleeps, requires precision logistics and an experienced team. Ryder Construction was able to provide historic restoration services to the 1900 New Victory Theater, the oldest operating theater in New York, including preserving the trompe l’oeil painting throughout the main theater.

“Inside the theater, the elaborately decorated interior was crowned with a large dome that featured lyre-playing cherubs (or putti in Italian) perched on its rim. Amazingly, all of the putti and one lyre from the Republic’s opening production, Sag Harbor (starring Lionel Barrymore in his Broadway debut), still exist today.” *New Victory Theater Website

Awards
2002 National Association of Architects/ AIA Honor Award

2001 New York State Association of Architects/ AIA Design Award

2001 New York Chapter Association of Architects/ AIA Design Award

2003 AISC Innovative Design and Excellence in Architecture with Steel Award

2001 Illuminating Engineering Society of North America International Illumination Design Award

2001 Illuminating Engineering Society of North America NY Section Lumen Award of Merit

2001 Illuminating Engineering Society of North America LA Section Lumen West Award of Merit

2001 International Association of Lighting Designers Special Citation IALD Award

Architect
Platt Byard Dovell White Architects

Developer
The New 42nd Street