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Repairs coming to Cube

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A variety of repairs will be made this spring to the Cube, the visually bold but functionally impaired stage in Old Market Square.

The metal curtain on the hypermodernist structure will be tested on April 30 to see whether its winches, cables, rollers and other components must be repaired before the summer festival season, according to a city council-commissioned report. Additional locks and security enhancements may also be added after the safety testing.

Faulty lights and cooling fans for those lights will also be replaced as soon as parts come in, says the report. Before May 19, modifications to the rear of the stage will be made to ensure both levels can be occupied. New railings and handrails will be added to bring the structure up to code before Victoria Day.

Meanwhile, accessibility improvements will be made to Old Market Square in June, the report also states. Renovations to the square conducted in 2010 included the $1.2-million construction of the Cube, which has been widely criticized for failing to meet the needs of the performances held in the public space on the west side of the Exchange District.

The Cube was shuttered early last summer due to concerns about supports for the metal curtain.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 26, 2013 A7

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