Palace Theatre’s 30-Foot Lift at Base of TSX Broadway Hotel Complete

The historic Palace Theatre is now 30-feet above street level within the podium of the 47-story TSX Broadway hotel. The moving of the historic theatre was part of the construction of the new 550,000-square-foot, 669-key Times Square hotel, and will make way for 100,000 square feet of retail space at the base of the structure. A system of 34 hydraulic jacks was used to hoist the 14-million-pound theatre at a speed of about a quarter of an inch per hour over the span of four months; and was overseen by Urban Foundation and Engineering. To complete the project, the theatre will undergo a restoration.