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Ahead of Reopening, The Shed Implements GoGuide for Capacity Monitoring

The Shed, the flexible arts center at 545 W.30th St. in Midtown South, has implemented GoGuide for capacity monitoring as part of its reopening strategy. Developed by Thornton Tomasetti in partnership with PMY Group and Intel Corporation, GoGuide utilizes existing technology to enhance visitor safety and security.

The Shed, which at full capacity can accommodate more than 2,000 people in its largest space, will resume live performances in April as New York State eases restrictions on the performing arts. It will employ enhanced health and safety protocols, including GoGuide, for socially distanced audiences.

“Using guidelines developed by the New York State Department of Health, we can begin bringing artists back to work and New Yorkers back to experience indoor events,” said Alex Poots, CEO of The Shed. “We hope to provide the cultural industry with an incremental but critical step toward full reopening of the performing arts, health circumstances permitting.”

Photo credit: Lorenzo Sanjuan/Thornton Tomasetti


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