The state’s big, the barbecue is big, and the sign hanging at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is absolutely massive. This enormous sign was built by Museum Arts, Inc., and according to Chris Shin, Head of the Fabrication Dept. at Museum Arts, was one of their most challenging projects.
Measuring in with a 17′ diameter, this sign required a custom structure just to get it out of the dang building! Crafting this beauty was no easy feat either. The majority of the sign was made with CNC routed sections of 4″ x 4′ x 8′ Precision Board Plus PBLT-15. In addition, to make sure this hanging giant would maintain integrity, a huge aluminum frame was welded together and attached to the back of the HDU with epoxy.
For additional protection against the elements, a 2-part bedliner was sprayed onto the Precision Board, creating a strong, weatherproof (and heavy-duty!) surface.
Since you can’t always find Paul Bunyan to hang your sign when you need him, engineers hired by the Bank, along with employees from Museum Arts performed the herculean feat of mounting this sign. The installation was a great example of modern engineering with a pulley system and several guys on the roof and below the sign working together to secure it to the wall.
Needless to say, this big sign gets some major accolades from Coastal Enterprises on its beautiful appearance!
A big thanks goes to Todd Kriechbaum at Port Plastics for sending us these pictures and supplying Museum Arts with Precision Board Plus.
More info about Museum Arts can be seen at: http://museumarts.net