Norman Bel Geddes Database
Job 145, Island Dance Restaurant, 1930
Summary: The Island Dance Restaurant was to be built on four islands in the center of a lagoon. The orchestra platform in the center of the dance floor would revolve twelve times an hour. Terraced dining areas would give up to 1,500 diners an unobstructed view of the dance floor. Kitchens and “retiring rooms” were to be located under the three higher terraces. Dock facilities provided for two hundred small boats and canoes simultaneously. General illumination was to be provided by high interlacing arches of neon tubes on duralumin frames located around the orchestra platform.