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Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Thu 24th March 2016

In late 2015 Keith Adams of Modern Classic interviewed Steve Harper in his Studio about this past...

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MARS2112 Space Craft

Since its opening in October 1998 there has been a Science Fiction themed restaurant in Paramount Plaza, 51st & Broadway New York City.

Called MARS 2112 the concept theme developed by SHADO and Irish Entrepreneur Paschal Phelan, was based around the idea of being able to travel to and experience life on the planet of Mars in the future.  

As part of the overall theme, the ideas and initial sketches, captured the concept of how a futuristic Martian spacecraft would look, and then be re-boosted or assisted out of Earth's atmosphere.

The design for the craft, its look and feel outside and inside is immediately apparent as you approach the restaurant under an over 7 metre diameter model of the spacecraft. Once inside, the diners can ‘travel to Mars’ in one of the two 24 seat flight simulator installed in the lobby behind 'airlock' doors.  

From the first sketches from November 1997, the spacecraft and the simulator were designed, modelled during the first half of 1998.

The scale model was created beautifully in wood by pattern makers Park Patterns in Cradley, UK, from the sketches and an early CAD surface model.

Using the CAD database built by Stuart McAndrew at CAD Ltd, the final craft was built and installed in conjunction with Mars2112 Corporation and Camber Entertainment.