Tarlton has completed a host of crowd-pleasing renovations for The Muny as part of an ambitious and near-total renovation process that began in 1997 at this Forest Park outdoor entertainment venue, the country's oldest and largest. Our work over the last 17 years has included fan replacement, amphitheater renovations, Lichtenstein Plaza beautification, and restroom and concession stand improvements.
In 2013, Tarlton replaced four existing cooling fans with new, quieter fans that can provide air movement and cooling during performances. Work consisted of drilled pier foundations at the upper-tier seating area and side planter beds. After the team installed 34-foot-tall custom poles on the foundations, they mounted the new fans on top of the poles.
In an earlier project, Tarlton renovated the amphitheater to help The Muny bring patrons new and more spacious seats, 115 wheelchair-accessible spaces with companion seats, and safer, more uniform walkways throughout the seating sections. The work encompassed an area approximately 80,000 sf in size, with a focus on renewing the vast, bowl-shaped amphitheater, which had not undergone a major renovation since its original construction in 1917.
Tarlton also restored aging concrete in LIchtenstein Plaza at the Muny's upper entrances, a 96,000 sf beautification projet that entailed building and site demolition and utility relocations, plus construction of a new box office and stage lighting box, architectural features and lighting, concrete foundations and seat walls, landscaping, an irrigation system and power distribution.