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CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK

  • LOCATION Atlanta, Georgia
  • CLIENT Centennial Olympic Park
  • CHALLENGE Unique structures and lighting on a tight schedule.

Our work at Centennial Olympic Park includes eight light towers, each over sixty-five feet tall, the Quilt of Nations Canopy, information kiosks, wayfinding stelai and other sculptural and orientation aids.

The light towers are mounted on sculpted concrete pedestals, each having a different height, that position the towers at the same elevation, regardless of the slope of the ground. The body of each tower consists of rolled perforated aluminum, finished seamless, with a ‘floating ring’ crown. To perfectly space the circular openings in the tapering tower body these thousands of holes were drilled by hand. Internal lighting shines through these openings and spills out over the crowns above and provides a compelling accent to the park’s night time light-scape.

In 2008 a tornado tore through downtown Atlanta and destroyed two of the eight towers. We were on the phone with the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, who manages the park, to discuss the towers replacement before they even realized the extent of the damage. Due to our aggressive schedule, the replacement towers were one of the first repairs completed by anyone in the aftermath of the storm.

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Please thank your team for their conscientious work. With the challenges of the Centennial Olympic Park job site, number of events, sensitivity of the engraved bricks of the Centennial Plaza and just the sheer number of visitors, the crews did a fantastic job keeping the area safe and meticulously clean. The results of the project are excellent.”

— Mark Banta, General Manager
Centennial Olympic Park