Flipping the floor at the symphony

The main concert hall at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center can be converted over into a ballroom.  The seats are moved, section by section, to an area below the room.  The whole process takes about an hour and a half.  Watch it in this short time-lapse video:

One person noted on Reddit that they’ve worked on this process before:

I’ve been part of what they call “flipping the floor” many, many times. It can be a pain in the ass, like when something breaks down during a flip at 3AM after a 15 hour work day, and the floor needs to be flat for a 9AM event. There have also been some pretty big f***ups over the years.. like people rising up the lift from the basement before the section of chairs had completed rolling back into storage… yeah that was fun.

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