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Heinz History Center

In celebration of H.J. Heinz Company’s 145 years in business, a new exhibit at the Senator John Heinz History Center needed a ‘wow’ piece that would capture the essence of the long-standing brand.

Chicago Scenic lent a hand to the History Center’s in-house fabrication shop and built this custom ‘tomato waterfall’ Heinz Ketchup bottle sculpture that stands in the center of their new exhibit.

Teams faced a challenge when trying to make the tomato sculpture as realistic as possible and durable enough to withstand guest interaction. The solution started with a nine-foot tall steel plate and pipe armature, then the spot-welding of more than 100 custom-cast tomatoes. The result: a near double-helix cascade of realistic tomatoes, falling from a custom-built basket into a Heinz bottle replica. 

In celebration of H.J. Heinz Company’s 145 years in business, a new exhibit at the Senator John Heinz History Center needed a ‘wow’ piece that would capture the essence of the long-standing brand.

Chicago Scenic lent a hand to the History Center’s in-house fabrication shop and built this custom ‘tomato waterfall’ Heinz Ketchup bottle sculpture that stands in the center of their new exhibit.

Teams faced a challenge when trying to make the tomato sculpture as realistic as possible and durable enough to withstand guest interaction. The solution started with a nine-foot tall steel plate and pipe armature, then the spot-welding of more than 100 custom-cast tomatoes. The result: a near double-helix cascade of realistic tomatoes, falling from a custom-built basket into a Heinz bottle replica. 

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