Press Lounge is an impressive restaurant & bar atop the Ink48 Hotel in the Hell's Kitchen section. They have a gorgeous 3,000 square foot rooftop with stunning views, comfy couches and "grown-up" ambiance - no gangsta rap playing here. Just a laid back, upscale feel.
In order to take advantage of this great space when the weather doesn't cooperate, the owner of Press Lounge contracted us to build a semi-permanent structure that would allow guests to take in the city skyline while being sheltered from the elements.
A custom built pavilion was utilized, with a clear top and sides, along with glass doors that lead from the tented area to the other section of the rooftop. A great deal of strategy and planning was needed to overcome some of the inherent challenges of erecting a safe structure on the 16th floor of a building in Manhattan, especially when being used in winter months. There were also permanent structural obstacles to overcome to make this work. Our team did a great job in addressing and conquering these challenges.
Mother Nature did her best to test the pavilion with the blizzard of 2010. Valiant effort, but she'll have to do a lot better than that to trip us up! Bring it!! :)
Enjoy the photos below (click on any of the photos to see a larger version):