As the site was located at a very busy intersection, TDH hired a local traffic control company to block the sidewalks and street, which allowed the crane and bucket trucks to get into proper position. Nonetheless, the on-site assembly and installation was challenging; the glass awning situated below the sign only allowed for a few inches of clearance when the sign was hoisted into place—any deviation or even a gust of wind could have caused it to swing and hit the glass.
Fortunately, through a tedious hoist and much-needed guidance by two crews in bucket trucks, the sign was successfully slipped into the tubes with no damage to the glass. The bolts were put in place, the power was hooked up, and final touch-ups were added.
After 14 months of designs, securing permits, and fabrication, Lululemon’s repurposed sign, reflective of the old and the new, was successfully installed.
Troy Hibbs is the founder of TDH Experiential Fabricators, a specialty sign manufacturer located in Vancouver. For more information, visit www.tdhsigns.com.