New seating areas offer comfort
and modern convenience, with builtin charging stations that make small
meetings and informal gatherings as
plugged-in as they are stylish.
Two new chandeliers use LED lights and crystal to deliver striking
illumination to the new space. "We really wanted to use light to help
create the atmosphere," Vice President Operations Bill Cohen says.
The chandeliers and other lighting can be dimmed and configured to
set different moods as lobby events demand.
The decision to renovate historic 1930 crown molding uncovered
during lobby demolition allowed an additional touch of WAC history
to be saved. The northwest corner of the lobby—including the
Kasota stone walls, crown molding, brass drinking fountain, and
etched elevator doors—stands as it did when the Club opened.
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