Posted Dec 16, 2009 @ 1:32pm
Congratulations to Liberty Science Center!
Entech would like to congratulate our client, Liberty Science Center, on winning a Thea Award for its Skyscraper! exhibition. Given by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), the Thea is a prestigious industry award that celebrates excellence in creating compelling themed entertainment and guest experiences.
The largest exhibition on the subject in the world, Skyscraper! was designed to immerse guests in the science and technology involved in planning, designing and constructing tall buildings, and their impact on our lives.
Entech fabricated several major components for Liberty Science Center, so we are proud to have played a part in the creation of the winning exhibition. Elements of the exhibition that Entech created included a small-scale tower crane that visitors can operate using customized controls, which allow them to move metallic objects in an enclosed area at the construction site, and a small-scale earth excavator that visitors can use to move stones from one pile to another, experimenting with the complexity of these machines and the power of their jaws. Another exciting part of our work on the exhibition was the 20-foot long wind tunnel, which uses jet-powered hurricane force winds to test a building’s strength. Designed to demonstrate how buildings behave in high winds, visitors can change the tunnel’s wind speed, alter building models and find out what happens when hurricanes blow
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