Philly’s Academy Of Music Gets 19th-Century Nip & Tuck

“The Academy ballroom renovation, overseen by Philadelphia interior designer John Trosino of KlingStubbins, strips away a scheme installed in the 1950s, replacing it with cues taken from an 1860 photograph magnified to reveal minute details. Planners say it’s nothing less than an authentic reproduction of an entire room – not the familiar grand main auditorium, but the more modest space whose windows face Broad Street.”