Grand Opening Celebration

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When the tallest building in the Raleigh skyline was built, the owners and developers hired Creative Visions to execute a Grand Opening Celebration on an empty floor. This view shows the event from the street that night.

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The 17th floor was completely empty at the time, and we had to arrange everything from the necessary electrical power requirements to the painting of the interior walls.

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To get lighting and scenic elements into the air was a challenge. There were no exposed beams to attach anything to. I had to pre-determine every overhead rigging point and its necessary weight rating weeks before the event and send the above plot to the building contractors to drill and set each eyebolt into the poured concrete ceiling.

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The lights and scenic elements were hung from pipes rigging for the rated eyebolts.

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This is one view of the final event, showing the northeast quarter of the room.

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This master floor plan details almost every aspect of our production gear for the event, including seating and back-of-house areas.

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This shows the southeast corner, with a rear-projection screen built into a custom textile wall, lit by color-changing LED fixtures.

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