A Christmas tree of cosmic proportions and impact, this 4,000 pound tree was suspended by one cable from a single ceiling connection point. Custom designed and built, the 65-foot illuminated tree is 13 stories tall as it hangs from the hotel’s atrium ceiling - a holiday treat for guests at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, D.C.
A challenging quick overnight install and take-down system was required to avoid disrupting guests and hotel operations during the day. The solution was a custom fabric stretched over an aluminum frame structure with a zipper system that facilitates easy installation and dismantling and boasts durability for a 10-year lifetime.
Spectacular lighting? The tree itself is made of 11 stacked aluminum five point stars zipped up in the custom-printed opaque fabric. More than 2,000 light nodes wrap the tree’s bright red spiral garland, with an attachment method that allows RGB video feed to light the programmed pattern, changing lights with the music.
With a base unit 33 feet in diameter sloping upward to a treetop that measures just two feet in diameter, the 14 white spandex stars, each outfitted with LED lighting mounted to a steel armature, formed the kind of tree topper that only a spectacular tree like this could carry.
Chicago Scenic brought this ‘clean’ holiday tree system to the resort, avoiding installation and wiring complexities. “PLSN” (Production Lighting Staging News) featured the tree as one of the season’s best holiday experiential attractions.12.2015 back to Environments