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Wuxi Grand Theater was laid foundation
On April 20th,2009, the foundation stone laying ceremony of Wuxi Grand Theater was held grandly. Leaders of Jiangsu Province and Wuxi attended the ceremony, namely Yang Weize, Mao Xiaoping, Zhou Jieqing, Gong Peixing, Wang Liren and Hua Boya.
When completed, Wuxi Grand Theater will be located to the south of Lihu Lake Bridge and along the lake of Lihu Lake Bridge Park, occupying a total area of 100,000 m2. The theater will be divided into 2 parts, the main performing area of 30,000 m2 and the supporting facility area of 70,000 m2. There will be 1,680 seats in the theater.
Delegates inspected the construction of Wuxi Grand Theater
On July 23rd,2009, delegates of Wuxi Municipal Propaganda Minister Institute inspected Wuxi Grand Theater under construction. Wang Liren, Member of Wuxi Municipal CPC Standing Committee and Director of Director of Wuxi Municipal Propaganda Department, spoke highly of the construction of Wuxi Grand Theater and appreciated the work of the staff accredited by Wuxi Culture and Art Management Center. He encouraged that all the constructors need to persist in the requirement of “top project of China, landmark of Wuxi and palace of elegant art” so as to push forward the construction of Wuxi Grand Theater with high standard and quality.
Wuxi Grand Theater is in its construction
On December 31st,2010, the working conference on the construction of Wuxi Grand Theater was held in the construction site. Wang Liren, Member of Wuxi Municipal CPC Standing Committee and Director of Director of Wuxi Municipal Propaganda Department, attended the conference. At the conference, Wang Liren fully appreciated the construction progress after listening to the report by construction headquarters and relevant construction units.
Since the start on April 22nd of 2009, the construction of Wuxi Grand Theater has been push forward according to the schedule. Wang Liren put forward his requirement in 3 aspects. The first is to speed up the site construction of Wuxi Grand Theater. The second is to optimize the relevant design. The third is to pay more attention to the supervision of construction quality. All the departments were satisfied with the current construction quality and progress.
Wuxi Grand Theater shows “wings”
On August 25,2010, on the bank of beautiful Lihu Lake, we can see the embryonic majestic appearance of Wuxi Grand Theater, showing “wings” to fly. As the report, the building model of Wuxi Grand Theater is novel and special, and the 8 elegant “wings” have been basically molded.
Wuxi Grand Theater will hopefully be completed before the National Day of 2011
Though in construction, Wuxi Grand Theater beside the lake begins to take shape with the completed concrete structure. From the upper air, we can clearly get a bird’s eye view on frame of the 8 huge roof leaves. We are looking forward to the accomplishment of Wuxi Grand Theater, which is full of artistic characteristics.
In April of 2010, targeted as “top project of China, landmark of Wuxi and palace of elegant art”, Wuxi Grand Theater located in the southern bank of Lihu Lake was started its construction. Since then, the construction has been pushed forward, as a key project of Wuxi and a practical action of Wuxi Municipal Government to promote the people’s livelihood. The infrastructure has been finished on schedule, and the major part and facade construction will have been finished by the end of 2010. It is said that Wuxi Grand Theater will be in construction for about 2 years and hopefully to be completed before the National Day of 2011.
The major part of Wuxi Grand Theater will be completed at the end of 2010
After 17 months’ construction, Wuxi Grand Theater begins to take shape, and the major part is expected to be completed at the end of 2010.
At present, constructors are busy with various constructions. RMB 300 million has been invested in the construction of Wuxi Grand Theater accumulatively. By the end of 2010, the major building, facade construction, 85% of the electrical construction and the installation of stage machinery will have been completed. Moreover, the inside decoration will have been in full swing by then.
Wuxi Grand Theater will be finished and connected with subway station
It is acknowledged by Wuxi Public Project Construction Center, the concrete structure of the major building of Wuxi Grand Theater has been finished, as well as the construction site cleaning and inside masonry. 5 roof leaves have been installed, and the other 3 roof leaves are in installation. What’s more, electrical installation has been carried out comprehensively. 30% of the stage machinery has been completed.
During the construction, constructors have paid great attention to the connection between the eastern entrance of Wuxi Grand Theater and the subway station. Meanwhile, there is room for marina on the side of the Lihu Lake so that tourists and citizens can reach the theater by waterways. In addition, there are over 400 parking places for the audience.
The concrete structure of Wuxi Grand Theater has been completed
The concrete structure of Wuxi Grand Theater has been completed, and the roof leaves, electromechanical devices and stage machinery are in installation. It is strived to achieve the accomplishment of Wuxi Grand Theater before the National Day of 2011. This picture shows Wuxi Grand Theater standing to the south of Lihu Lake Bridge.
The interior and exterior decoration of Wuxi Grand Theater has been basically completed
It was also acknowledged that various masterly elements were adopted in the design of the theater. For example, over 20,000 pieces of bamboo were used in the decoration of the wall and floor of the main performance hall. Specially processed, these bamboos are well protected from moths and corrosion, thus being good at absorbing and reflecting sound, enabling every audience member to hear the singers without microphones on the stage of the hall.
It was learnt on February 21 that both the interior and exterior decoration of Wuxi Grand Theater has been basically completed. After 2 years of construction, the theater will welcome its first performance on April 30. Additionally, 2 promenades have been built on the first floor and the 6-meter-high foundation pier, as well as one along Lihu Lake. In the future, citizens will be able to arrive at the theater by boat.
Visiting the Wuxi Grand Theater for free during the May Day holiday
On the afternoon of April 25, Mayor Zhu Kejiang and his party inspected the Wuxi Grand Theater to ensure the safe operation of the newly-built Wuxi Grand Theater. Reportedly, citizens can visit the Wuxi Grand Theater for free during the May Day holiday.
Poly Group, operator of the Wuxi Grand Theater, indicated that citizens can visit the Wuxi Grand Theater during the 3-day holiday of the May Day from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reportedly, in the 2nd half of 2012, the Wuxi Grand Theater will organize two festivals of the Jiangsu Arts Festival Wuxi Branch and the Shanghai International Art Festival & the 1st Wuxi International Art Festival.
Zhu Kejiang indicated that safety of the theater will be the biggest concern of citizens and the theater will be constructed into a cultural palace to provide satisfactory high-quality culture for citizens. He pointed out that the Wuxi Grand Theater will strengthen humanized service and refined management in addition to paying attention to its modern design and functions, and construction of the Wuxi Grand Theater will adhere to the principles of convenience and being close to the masses.