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The Creation and Lighting of a 49 Foot Coca Cola Bottle with LED Solutions in Atlanta, GA

The Creation and Lighting of a 49 Foot Coca Cola Bottle with LED Solutions in Atlanta, GA

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  • Transforming the Coca Cola Bottle at Turner Field, Atlanta GA July, 2009 &
  • The Assignment
    • It was time to update a 13 year old iconic structure
    • Transform a landmark thirty eight foot tall bottle at Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves for Coca Cola
    • The new bottle had to respect the tradition of Coca Cola but also add the versatility of unique messaging and the ability to work in celebrations relating to a baseball game
    • The bottle would be visible both inside the ballpark and from the adjacent highways that pass by the ballpark
    • Freeman would handle the bottle’s design, structure, material specification and construction, but needed assistance with the creative lighting elements
    • Freeman called on DS&L to assist with lighting design, related electrical considerations, specifications & programming capabilities
  • The Project
    • After making its pitch the Freeman proposal was selected by Coca Cola from the 5 submissions it considered
    • The result was a sustainable “green” solution providing the ability to change the programming of the lighting on the bottle
    • Dual lighting components would be incorporated into the solution
    • The first was a custom curved, fully programmable, daytime brightness, LED sign to conform to the contours of the label portion of the bottle
    • The second lighting element was designed to be a dusk to nighttime special effect lighting package
    • A wide variety of lighting shows could be programmed to run to change the entire look of the bottle and allow for lighting effects along the ribbed contours of the bottle
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  • The Journey
    • Freeman created a modular design made of steel
    • Each section was pre-assembled in Texas
    • DS&L pre-installed light fixtures at Freeman’s facility
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  • The Journey
    • The sections would then wrapped to protect the structure and lighting elements in transport
    • Sections would then be loaded on a flatbed for transport to Atlanta
  • The Journey
    • At the stadium the sections would be lifted and put in place by crane
    • The sections would then be welded into place so as to be structurally secure to the elements
    • Final wiring connections and programming would then be made on site
  • The Result
    • A dynamic 49+ foot bottle visible in the ballpark and from 2 highways
    • A daytime lighting solution via a fully programmable custom LED sign for the label section
    • A dusk to nighttime changing color light solution to illuminate the interior and ribbing of the bottle
  • A Successful Collaboration