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New engineering feats breathe life into 150-year-old Opera House 

When it first opened in 1867, the Opera House Theater in downtown Newport, Rhode Island was an engineering success story. The Reconstruction-era masterpiece was built in just five months, mostly by hand. It opened the town up to performers, speakers and thinkers from all over the world, and it quickly became a local showcase for new ideas and technology.

Today, a team of architects, engineers, designers and historians are executing engineering feats of it’s own to restore the historic building, one of the United States’ oldest surviving theaters. The team has also redesigned the same space to create a state-of-the-art theater that will again attract audiences and performers from around the globe.

Learn more and read the entire post from Leica Geosystems.

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