Veterans Stadium Liberty Bell

Veterans Stadium Liberty Bell

Veterans Stadium Liberty Bell

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To welcome visitors to Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Major League Baseball Philadelphia Phillies commissioned a special lighting project to vividly illuminate Philly’s historic and iconic Veterans Stadium Liberty Bell.

This Liberty Bell feature was originally located on the facade of the 400 level of Veterans Stadium until 1983 when it was moved to its permanent position in center field of the catwalk above the 700 level. Weighing more than 5,000 pounds and measuring 19 feet tall with over (300) light bulbs, the Veterans Stadium Liberty Bell inspired the larger 52-foot Liberty Bell that now sits in right-center field of Citizens Bank Park where it lights up and swings after Philadelphia Phillies home runs and wins.

Veterans Stadium, home to both the , Major League Baseball (MLB) Philadelphia Phillies and National Football League (NFL) Philadelphia Eagles from 1971-2003, was imploded in March 2004 and the steel and aluminum bell was almost forgotten about. It returned to the ballpark after being lovingly reworked by CIMA Network, and the Phillies organization sought to integrate control of the feature into their ballpark-wide lighting control system. The newly refurbished Veterans Stadium Liberty Bell now features (321) new color-changing LED light bulbs and outlined with a new color-changing neon stripe controlled in (290) 5” long segments. A great photo opportunity, the Bell can now be found outside the 3rd base entrance of Citizens Bank Park at Pattison Avenue and 11th Street, next to Mike Schmidt’s statue and the new Pass and Stow area. 

Installation

  • ETC Mosaic MSC4 Show Controller
  • Networked DMX Gateway

Artistic Programming

  • (321) Color Kinetics iColor Flex LMX gen2 RGB Bulbs (Provided by CIMA)
  • 1,450 linear feet of GLLS Vivid Pixel RGB Neon (Provided by CIMA)

Democratic National Convention

Democratic National Convention

Democratic National Convention

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To welcome the Democratic National Convention hosted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 25th to 28th, 2016, the city commissioned a special lighting project to vividly illuminate Philly’s two historic landmarks: 30th Street Station and City Hall.

Starlite and The Lighting Practice of Philadelphia had the honor of collaborating on this fun project. The lighting design for each landmark dictated a combination of powerful LED wash lights and long-throw profile units to project of various patriotic patterns and elements. Two things were critical when specifying the equipment for the month-long project: the lighting units had to be both impactful and weatherproof. After careful consideration, Starlite’s VP of Event Technology, Jason Danowitz, chose SGM‘s P5 high-performance outdoor LED wash units, and Clay Paky’s Mythos fixtures housed in Igloo enclosures as the real workhorses of the design.

Supplying power to 30th Street Station’s glowing display was no easy feat as it required boring multiple 48″ deep holes into the roadway to reach the power source. The 30th Street Station design also featured an interior lighting package to illuminate the east and west windows using dozens of Elation‘s Color Chorus linear RGBA fixtures and an ETC Ion console.

For City Hall and the Avenue of the Arts’ architectural system, MA Lighting International GmbH’s full-size grandMA2 with an NPU processor was the console of choice. City Hall had its own challenges — the wireless DMX transceivers were almost a half-mile from the control room to the receiving point at City Hall. Starlite was able to take control of the existing architectural LED lighting system which runs along the Avenue of the Arts to coordinate the lighting looks and sequences with City Hall. The interconnected lighting systems created a beautiful radiant sight of red, white and blue down South Broad Street.

The lighting displays were widely praised by the media and captivated DNC attendees, visitors, and natives alike.

Hillary Clinton Political Rally

Hillary Clinton Political Rally

Hillary Clinton Political Rally

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When PRG Chicago needed a local partner to pull off a pop-up political event in Philadelphia, they relied on Starlite to deliver. Former President Bill Clinton addressed a crowd of supporters for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign. With notice only hours prior to load-in, Starlite was able to organize all of the critical production elements including power generation, lighting for press, staging with scenic elements, PA with distribution for press, and barricade.

Lankenau Hospital’s 150th Anniversary

Lankenau Hospital’s 150th Anniversary

Lankenau Hospital’s 150th Anniversary

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Lankenau Hospital has been defining medicine for 150 years. This black-tie gala was a celebration of the extraordinary milestone of its 150th Anniversary as well as the kickoff of a $500 million transformation already underway and the rebranding of their name to the more apt Lankenau Medical Center.

The event was held at the historic Philadelphia Museum of Art, which dates to 1877, and houses over 225,000 works of art and is one of the largest museums in the United States. Staging an event of this size while the museum remained opened to the public created its own set of challenges which our team readily handled.

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