Mr. Iiams finally caught a break in between projects and shot the substation a few nights ago. Once it cools down a bit we’re thinking live music and food trucks…
- 10,500 Color Changing LED Lights
- Powered By 115 Solar Panels (25 Kilowatts)
- 64 Tons of Weathering Steel
Most Common Questions
- “What is that thing?”
- “Hey man…where’s the front door to this night club?”
- “What’s a substation?”
- Architect/Designer – Pendulum
- Lighting Consultant – Derek Porter Studio
- Structural Engineer – Dubois Consultants
- Commissioned Artist (Main Plaza Light Cabinet Display) – James Woodfill
- Concrete Contractor – Turner Special Projects
- Steel Contractor/Fabricator/Supplier – Zahner
We recently completed 90% construction documents on a new Crossroads Art Wall that will encase an existing KCP&L Substation located at 18th and Holmes. A Full scale 12′ x 12′ plywood mock-up with concealed color changing Lightwild LED fixtures was constructed as an intermediate “check and balance” prior to breaking ground. The mock-up revealed last-minute adjustments that would be required to maximize the execution of lighting, media programming, and long-term security.
Once the Owner approved the preliminary mock-up pictured above, Zahner immediately starting constructing a final full-scale version in weathering steel (Solanum Steel). The official groundbreaking will be held on site shortly, construction is scheduled to be complete by early summer 2012.
We almost forgot to mention…it’s powered by solar.