Beacon Theatre reopens after $16 million restoration
NEW YORK, NY — New York’s Beacon Theatre reopened after a $16 million restoration.
It had long been thought that a sparkly, 10-inch-wide, cut-crystal ball — the principal ornament at the tip of the 900-pound chandelier in the rotunda of the former movie palace — was attached with a sturdy bronze fixture.
But when the chandelier was lowered to be cleaned, rewired and repaired, the real support for the crystal orb was revealed: a vintage 6-inch-tall coffee tin.
Read more in the New York Times.