As he went up the elevator to the second level, it was as if he was going down a mineshaft.
Two figures were silhouetted on the wall with tools in hand. The circular lights on their helmets were on. The intention of the design Elevator Shaft 2 is to imitate a feeling of going underground.
When the ding went off and the doors opened, he walked out to the highest level of the facility. With every success comes challenges and there have been ups and downs.
“There’s lots of challenges when you’ve got a new building like this. One of the challenges was putting the staff together,” said Scott Clark, general manager of Mosaic Place and YaraCentre. “It’s a fun process for me. I enjoy that part of the process and we’ve been very fortunate here. We have an absolutely dynamic team.”
He said often staff members work seven days a week. By the time a performer at a concert leaves it’s regularly 2:30 a.m. or 3 a.m. He said the staff must convert the arena for a hockey game the following night.
For more information, see the third and final installment in a series with Scott Clark in Saturday's edition of the Times-Herald Weekend Extra.