Crews to shore up roof at 2-year-old Palladium

April 11, 2013
Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

PalladiumSpring performances at Carmel’s 2-year-old Palladium are not expected to be affected by interior construction work at the venue set to begin in mid-April.

The $140,000 project, managed by Indianapolis-based contractor Shiel Sexton on behalf of the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, should last about three weeks.

Construction of the $119 million city-owned concert hall was halted in mid-2009 after an inspection revealed a rip in the structural steel supporting the venue’s signature domed roof. Work resumed after extensive repairs, and the city in 2011 sued Michigan-based contractor Steel Supply & Engineering Co. for breach of contract and negligence.

The new roof work was recommended during a review conducted as part of the ongoing litigation, according to a city news release. Community relations spokeswoman Melanie Lentz declined to answer questions about the project, citing the pending lawsuit.
 
Crews will retrofit the roof trusses, the release said, welding additional stiffeners and small plates in place.

The Palladium is the centerpiece of the three-venue Center for the Performing Arts. IBJ reported last month that the theaters sold about 145,000 tickets during the 2011-2012 season.

ADVERTISEMENT
  • Not understanding the cost??
    If this is a breach of contract/negligence issue with the steel supplier, why is the full cost not being borne by them? Shouldn't a 2-yr old building be fully covered by insurance or a warranty? The taxpayers should not have to foot this bill.
    • Who Knows?
      One never knows what the real story is in Carmel so who knows what the real deal is with this situation. And we'll never know unless the situation reaches critical mass such as when the Carmel Redevelopment Commission became insolvent and then the citizens of Carmel had to bail them out to the tune of $200 million.
    • Mitigation
      Because a party has a duty to mitigate its damages.

    Post a comment to this blog

    COMMENTS POLICY
    We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
     
    You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
     
    Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
     
    No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
     
    We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
     

    Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

    Sponsored by
    ADVERTISEMENT
    1. I am so impressed that the smoking ban FAILED in Kokomo! I might just move to your Awesome city!

    2. way to much breweries being built in indianapolis. its going to be saturated market, if not already. when is enough, enough??

    3. This house is a reminder of Hamilton County history. Its position near the interstate is significant to remember what Hamilton County was before the SUPERBROKERs, Navients, commercial parks, sprawling vinyl villages, and acres of concrete retail showed up. What's truly Wasteful is not reusing a structure that could still be useful. History isn't confined to parks and books.

    4. To compare Connor Prairie or the Zoo to a random old house is a big ridiculous. If it were any where near the level of significance there wouldn't be a major funding gap. Put a big billboard on I-69 funded by the tourism board for people to come visit this old house, and I doubt there would be any takers, since other than age there is no significance whatsoever. Clearly the tax payers of Fishers don't have a significant interest in this project, so PLEASE DON'T USE OUR VALUABLE MONEY. Government money is finite and needs to be utilized for the most efficient and productive purposes. This is far from that.

    5. I only tried it 2x and didn't think much of it both times. With the new apts plus a couple other of new developments on Guilford, I am surprised it didn't get more business. Plus you have a couple of subdivisions across the street from it. I hope Upland can keep it going. Good beer and food plus a neat environment and outdoor seating.

    ADVERTISEMENT