British architect Norman Foster proposed building a copy of Shakespeare's Globe in the courtyard of a former military prison built in 1811. The project seems to be all the more successful because the theater plan of 1599 fits perfectly into the courtyard of the fortress with 2.5 m thick sandstone walls. In contrast to the London reconstruction of the 1997 Globe, the New York version will be equipped with a roof, possibly retractable - for holding performances all year round. It will offer breathtaking views of Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty.
The theater will be surrounded by glass walls so that visitors to the fort can also look into the auditorium.
Of the 1200 seats, 400 will be designed for spectators standing in front of the stage. These tickets will cost a symbolic $ 10.
The complex will also include a museum, a bookstore, and a children's center.
Recall that this is the second New York project of the Shakespearean Repertoire Theater that has appeared recently: recently, Frank Gehry and Hugh Hardy presented their version for Brooklyn.