is a balcony-level plan of a theatre vaguely reminiscent of
was inspired by the lobby of the Newhouse One
journalism building at Syracuse University, which has just this sort
of monumental double staircase leading to its second floor.
(The photo at right is from the Syracuse University Alumni News,
simply redrew the space as a squashed pentagon with two rows of
seats overlooking the balcony rail. Most of the audience would
be on the level below, in "the pit" surrounding the foot of