tures are gone and the existing fix- tures have to be refurbished and re- stored to their original condition.” “We’ve received three bids from firms that specialize in historical light- ing refurbishment and replication,” added Schroth. “We’re painstakingly getting through this process.” “There has been a lot of back and forth trying to make sure that they were bidding properly and once the bids are in, that the drawings and materials can be properly under- stood,” said Schultz. “The design team let us add a manufacturer or two, as long as they can meet the scope of the project. Any candidates had to have five years of experience and three or four approved projects of historical lighting refurbishment, which ruled out a lot of companies.”
The Right Light Because all historical elements have to be approved by the historical society, John G. Waites Associates, based in New York City, was brought in as a historical lighting design consultant. Between 250 and 300 historic fix- tures will undergo treatment, and the outdoor lighting will require hundreds of fixtures for the fountain and public square. These historical fixtures— which represent some of the finest elements of art deco design—come in brass, aluminum, and stainless steel in a variety of designs such as torches and candlesticks, and have elegant ribbed glass lenses. “You don’t see this anymore,” said Schultz. Once a firm is selected to deal with the historical fixtures, Schultz expects a three- to four-month lead time to have the orders filled. Much of the work will be staged construction, but a major challenge will be that the Children’s Museum is remaining open during construction. “We replaced the service switch- gear for the facility last November,” said Schroth. “From there, all the dis- tribution is going to be replaced while keeping certain components of the
project energized and functional.” “The dimming system is another part of this,” said Schultz. “It’s a large part of the lighting package. Existing dimmer panels will need to be up- graded to interface with the new dimming system.” He noted that the lighting package uses Bluetooth tech- nology for the track fixtures. “State- of-the-art Bluetooth fixtures will save the museum money in initial costs,” said Schultz. “This has always been an LED project.” On peak work days there are ap- proximately 50 electricians on-site, which translates into several deliver-
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