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  • Safety curtain — A safety curtain (or fire curtain in America) is a fire safety precaution used in large proscenium theatres. It is usually a heavy fiberglass or iron curtain located immediately behind the proscenium arch. Asbestos based materials were originally …   Wikipedia

  • safety curtain — a sheet of asbestos or other fireproof material that can be lowered just inside the proscenium arch in case of fire, sealing off the backstage area from the auditorium. Also called fire curtain. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • Curtain wall — For defensive curtain walls in medieval buildings, see Curtain wall (fortification). Glass curtain wall of the Bauhaus Dessau A curtain wall is an outer covering of a building in which the outer walls are non structural, but merely keep out the… …   Wikipedia

  • asbestos — asbestine /as bes tin, az /, asbestous, adj. asbestoid, asbestoidal, adj. /as bes teuhs, az /, n. 1. Mineral. a fibrous mineral, either amphibole or chrysotile, formerly used for making incombustible or fireproof articles. 2. a fabric woven from… …   Universalium

  • Iroquois Theater Fire — By the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) records, it is still, as of 2008, the worst single building fire in U.S. history with the most fatalities. The New York City Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire claimed 148, the Great Chicago Fire… …   Wikipedia

  • Grand Théâtre de Genève — is an opera house in Geneva, Switzerland.As is the case with many other opera houses, the Grand Théâtre de Genève is both a venue and an institution. The venue is a majestic building, towering over Place Neuve, officially opened in 1876, partly… …   Wikipedia

  • screen — Synonyms and related words: TV, TV set, act drop, advocate, aegis, alibi, analyze, apology, apply to, arabesque, arm, arm guard, armor, art film, asbestos, asbestos board, assort, awning, backdrop, backstop, basketry, basketwork, batten, beach… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Statue of Liberty — For other uses, see Statue of Liberty (disambiguation). Statue of Liberty Locat …   Wikipedia

  • Architecture and Civil Engineering — ▪ 2009 Introduction Architecture       For Notable Civil Engineering Projects in work or completed in 2008, see Table (Notable Civil Engineering Projects (in work or completed, 2008)).        Beijing was the centre of the world of architecture… …   Universalium

  • Economy of the People's Republic of China — Economies of Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau are administered separately from the rest of People s Republic of China. Therefore, the information below pertains only to mainland China unless specified otherwise. For the… …   Wikipedia

  • Iroquois theatre —    The most disastrous theatre fire of the modernist era was the one in which over 600 people died at the Iroquois Theatre (seating capacity 1,724) on Randolph Street in downtown Chicago. At the sold out matinee performance of Mr. Bluebeard,… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater