Construction 1981

1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
Taking down all the florescent lights
1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
Lumber recovered after demo of the sweatshop fabric cutting tables; This was my home/office, notice the desk, bed, and dinner table.
1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
Many 8′ true 2×12 planks came from the table tops. There were 3 cutting tables 50′ long and 6′ wide when I moved into the loft.

1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction

1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
2x4s collected from an upper east side construction site dumpster
1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
The Giant gas meter. I installed small gas heaters in each room and rented the rooms for living. Later when I converted to rehearsal rooms ConEd did an inspection and put in a gas meter so I took out all the heaters. The rooms still stayed warm because I put walls over all the windows for soundproofing.
1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
Standing by the elevator with a view of studio D and E. Notice on the right; We had a working mail shoot next to the elevator.
1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
Kitchen in the common area was shared by tenants from each of the 5 small rooms. This space later became the front desk and waiting room for bands.
1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
Common kitchen area looking toward the bathroom and door to stairway.
1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
Common kitchen area looking toward the bathroom and door to stairway.
1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
Common kitchen area looking toward the bathroom and door to stairway.
1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
The bathroom, and the most asked question at Giant, “Is anyone in there?”
Giant toilet
Giant toilet
1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
The common shower room. This eventually became the ‘pink’ room where extra equipment for rehearsal rooms was stored.
1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
Looking down hallway toward future front desk area into Studio A with the freight elevator on the right.
1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
Sheetrock shipment; This represents about half the ‘rock it took to build all the rooms. Notice the suit bag hanging from the ceiling. I was selling food supplements to health stores during the day thru a business partnership with my sister Ann called Creative Arts Marketing.

1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction

1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction

1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
Looking into Studio A from future front desk area
1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
Inside studio B
1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
Original doorway in studio B led into studio A.
1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
Same door from studio A
1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
Same door from studio A; another view

1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction

1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction

1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
A particularly hard sheetrock cut with lots of pipe cutaways in an unsquare corner
1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
Door to hallway from studio A next to door to studio B as seen from over my bed; I mean home/office

1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction

1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction
Building shower in second bathroom – part of studio A

1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction

1981 Giant Rehearsal Studios construction

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