New Orleans, LA
The National World War II Museum selected Satterfield & Pontikes Construction to lead its Phase IV expansion of the facility. The museum is part of the Smithsonian Institution Affi liates Program. Built of pre-cast concrete, glass and 30-gauge steel, Phase IV is part of a nine-phase expansion program. Highlights of the museum’s new addition include the Solomon Victory Theater, Stage Door Canteen and American Sector Restaurant.
• In the 250-seat Solomon Victory Theater, visitors are immersed in a barrage of special 4-D and multisensory effects while viewing the movie “Beyond All Boundaries,” shown on the 125-foot-wide IMAX screen.
• At the American Sector Restaurant, guests take a step back in time as they are treated to the culinary creations of renowned New Orleans chef John Besh in the family-friendly, ‘40s-style restaurant.
• The Stage Door Canteen is reminiscent of a USO-style restaurant and canteen found both stateside and abroad during the war period. The 150-seat bistro and performance hall offers music and live entertainment from the World War II era.
The museum off ers thousands of artifacts related to World War II, including vehicles, weapons, equipment and many photo, video and interactive exhibits.
• High-end components and fi nishes are showcased throughout, including:
– Brazilian teak hardwood fl oors
– Chain-link welded mesh fi nishes
– Extensive use of stainless steel
• Use of materials in a variety of unusual applications, such as highway metal grating in ceilings
• Superb craftsmanship and highly precise installations