The steel structure for the Pit lift 'car' or platform is loaded into the pit, then assembled by the crew from Gala systems.
A wood deck is built on top of the lift car.
The pit lift at its lowest position, creating a full sized orchestra pit which extends under the stage.
The entire orchestra pit lift car, as seen from the lighting positions in the ceiling of the auditorium.
see some earlier photos of the pit lift construction.